Marriage courtship and dating

31 Jan

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).

First of all, Muslim youth develop very close friendships with their same-sex peers.

This "sisterhood" or "brotherhood" that develops when they are young continues throughout their lives, and serves as a network to become familiar with other families.

"Dating" as it is currently practiced in much of the world does not exist among Muslims.

Young Muslim men and women (or boys and girls) do not enter into one-on-one intimate relationships, spending time alone together and "getting to know one another" in a very deep way as a precursor to selecting a marital partner.

But for you men the Word is clear that you treat women with respect and as sisters. You don't decide you like her and drive off to Lookout Point even if she wants to. You don't want the girl that is willing to break her vow before God and you are doing the same.

In fact, if you really love and respect her, you would never put her in a place where there could be even a hint of sexual immorality. He does not care that nothing has happened between you and her.

It should be taken as seriously as any other major decision in life--with prayer, careful investigation and family involvement.Many in a courtship relationship will not spend any time together unless family members, preferably parents, are present at all times.In addition, courting couples state up front that their intentions are to see if the other person is a suitable potential marriage partner.Home Salvation The Sinner's Prayer Current Articles Encouragement Bible Studies Women's Studies Bible Study Tools Spiritual Growth Christian Family & Home Help for Victims of Abuse Suicide Sermons Divorce and Adultery Sex - God's Guidelines The Church Today Witchcraft and Sorcery Testimonies Tracts Prayer Requests Missions ITLM News Ministry Information Contact Us Site Index One of the most asked questions by single Christians is about dating and marriage. This subject is one of the most far reaching choices a person can make. Most of the time because these two questions are either never asked or the answer not followed it is disastrous. Children having sex with children and having more children is a common statement. In every area of life large and small these two questions should be asked and the answers sought. You're not a real woman unless you can attract a man.