Of course, the courtship style presents its own set of difficulties.
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.
"We stopped saying each other’s names in our text messages.
We don’t say in 'love' as much anymore."Names, too, became extra-superfluous as the pair settled into coupledom.
Are we supposed to be actively looking for a spouse?
So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.Related Topics: Is there such a thing as soul mates?Does God have one specific person for you to marry? What is an appropriate level of intimacy before marriage?Finally, care must be taken to avoid the pitfall of believing one’s personal preference—dating or courting—is the “only way” and looking down upon those who make the opposite choice.As in all things, the unity of the body of Christ should be of utmost importance in our minds, regardless of personal choices others make pertaining to issues on which the Bible is silent.However, one should not view the situation of dating and marriage as an either-or situation.