Excerpt below if from “Dating: Is it Worth the Risk” by Reb Bradley – for more info, see product description below.
|1. It is engaged in for exploring a relationship for marraige.||1. It is engaged in for the purpose of personal gratification.|
|2. It is a means to an end. It is engaged in only when ready to marry.||2. It is an end in itself. It is engaged in years before ready to marry, or as a substitute for marriage.|
|3. It requires parental involvement. (Except with remarriage)||3. It generally discourages parental involvement.|
|4. It limits the number of premarital relationships developed.||4. It provides extensive opportunities to develop multiple relationships.|
|5. It considers all physical contact a priviledge of those who have bound themselves for life with marriage vows.||5. it promotes various levels of physical contact, from holding hands to fornication.|
|6. It rarely leaves couples alone or unchaperoned.||6. It provides extensive time for unmarried couples to be alone.|
Many Christian parents today are looking for an alternative to today’s dating system, because they realize that today’s dating system is dangerous. On this page, we “connect” you with our favorite resources about dating vs. courtship. They will not give you steps to follow, but will give you Biblical practical principles to follow that are founded on the Word of God.