Dating courtship engagement

This courtship would take place under the watchful eye of the parents.

The boy would usually visit the home of the girl and spend time chatting with the girl in the presence of family members.

First and foremost, dating is a time when a Christian finds out if his or her potential marriage partner is also a believer in Christ.

The Bible warns us that believers and unbelievers should not marry each other, because those living in the light (of Christ) and those living in the darkness cannot live in harmony (2 Corinthians -15).

As stated before, during this time there should be little or no physical contact, as this is something that should wait until marriage (1 Corinthians -20).

It was not the desired thing for a boy to simply see a girl, walk forward and introduce himself.

Jesus said, “Have ye not read that he which made them at the beginning, made them male and female, and said For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they twain shall be one flesh? Marriage originated at the time of creation; it is not a mere human invention.

In Genesis God says that a man should leave father and mother and cleave to his wife, and they two “shall be one flesh.” That text, given at the beginning of creation, says four things about marriage.

Marriage is not a human custom that gradually came to be accepted during the early history of mankind.

Marriage is a God-ordained sacred institution, and it is intended to be a lifetime proposition.

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