Dating and courting are basically the same thing—just different terms.
The world is constantly sending a message of "try before you buy" when it comes to dating.
The world says that dating as much as you want is totally fine.
He wants us to first discover a person's innermost character before we decide to make a commitment of the heart.
Dating/courtship can be a great way to solidify a strong friendship and begin to build a solid foundation for marriage.
Through it all, remember to keep God as the most important person in your life (Galatians ; Colossians 3:5), never a romantic interest.
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Is the person committed to becoming more like Jesus (Philippians 2:5) or do they lead a selfish life?
Does the person show love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, which are the fruits of the spirit (Galatians -23)?
Colossians says, "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord." That said, let's take a look at what the Bible says about romantic relationships.