Grow in Love With God
Christian courtship is the biblical way of preparation for a marriage. Among Christians, marriage is considered as a divine union of two souls with God. According to the Paulian theory, sacrament of marriage is same as the union of Christ with church. Also, through his letter to Ephesians he describes the sanctity and divinity of marriage. Also he summarize that other sacraments find its fullness in the sacrament of marriage. Therefore, Christian courtship is the way of fulfilling God’s wish on the creation of man. Selecting the spouse In Christian theology, God provide the matching spouse to man as he blessed Adam with Eve. Therefore always search for God’s will in this selection. If you believe in God, you should believe that He will give the best matching pair. It will be better than your selection. Prepare for Betrothal In Christian courtship, preparation is not about the arrangements of parties.
Beyond that, your heart should be purified with prayers and receive the grace of Holy Spirit through confession and Holy Communion. These days are not to engage in dating. Since marriage is divine act of love there is no place for physical desires. The couples should pray together to fulfill God’s wish. Marriage: Union of God with two souls In marriage, God’s plan of man’s creation is achieved. In the book of Genesis it is written, Lord created man, to love and to procreate. Couples should understand the meaning of love. Marriage is a life giving and self giving act of love. St Paul advice husbands, to love his bride as Christ loved Church. Also, he advices wives to obey their husbands, as they obey Lord. Couples should surrender each other in love. And when they are together they should surrender themselves to God. In Christian courtship there is no place for lust. But you should understand that your soul mate is a gift from God to guide you to heaven. When you seek God’s will in marriage, you accomplish the divine plan. Also, holy family in Nazareth is the right model for all Christians.