Do not enter into courtship until you are at a stage in life when marriage is a realistic possibility.
Understand the importance of the decision you are making regarding marriage, and establish commitments about your relationships prior to entering a courtship.
Every individual, family, and situation is unique, and therefore, the process of each courtship is unique.
What worked well for one couple might not be the best choice for another couple.
Never get comfortable or complacent with your woman, and she’ll never have a reason to look elsewhere for what she wants. You may have reached a point where you think that you’re inseparable, and no amount of Xbox marathons, or lazy date ideas will turn her off to you. It’s healthy to be comfortable around your girl, but it needs to be tantamount to maintaining her interest.
Flirting, for example, isn’t just a strategy that you should use to get a girl to sleep with you.
In a society where one-night stands are the norm, and relationships are regarded as disposable, how should we approach dating? In their eyes, dating is done solely for recreation and with no thought for future consequences.
Keep reading to find answers to our most frequently asked questions about dating. Oftentimes, men and women choose to date without giving any thought to marriage, and this is where we see people make messes.
When a man senses God leading him to pursue marriage with a particular woman, he should seek counsel from God-given authorities.
(These stages include friendship, dating, engagement and marriage.) In this second stage, couples intentionally spend time together to get to know each other and test compatibility.
This can happen in group settings or one-on-one interactions. Healthy dating looks like a healthy man and a healthy woman figuring out if they want to put a bow on their friendship, called marriage.
That's where the following practical suggestions come in.
Note the phrase "practical suggestions." These are not sacrosanct biblical principles.