Tips to Maintain a Biblical Courtship
Courtship is a tricky time especially so for Christians. There are certain rules that cannot be broken during courtship if done the biblical way. Biblical courtship is difficult especially in today’s contemporary world but if you have the right motivation and faith, you and your partner can go through courtship without breaking the rules. Here are a few tips to guide you through. The first step in biblical courtship is to court only when you are sure you are going to get married. It is not a time to test the waters or simply satisfy your curiosity. There needs to be a serious commitment to get married before you can choose to court. Think if God has approved of your partner before you choose courtship.
You should constantly pray during this time to help you make clear and level headed decisions. You should seriously think about the family that you want to start and pray on it. You also need to spend a lot of time with Christian families to observe the dynamics and to see how they run. You should also be careful when revealing intimate secrets during courtship. Revealing secrets might leave you vulnerable in case the relationship does not work. Therefore, it is important to choose the right moment to expose yourself. Only divulge personal secrets when you are 100% sure that the person is trustworthy and that you are going to spend the rest of your life together. Courtship is tricky because it can drive you to sin. Biblical courtship is completely against physical intimacy and so you need to be very careful about this. You need to learn how to control your emotions and physical desires to ensure that you remain on the righteous path even during intimacy. At the end of the day, courtship involves two people in love. You both need to decide that you are choosing the biblical courtship and that you are both devoted to this.