Dating courtship and betrothal
Of course, my primary life principle in which I teach my child is that we must maintain complete and total balance in every area of our lives.
With balance there is no addiction, only moderation.
I also point out that my last relationship did not work because of us “living in sin.” The truth is, there are elements of reality in my story however more alarming was that for more than ten years my questions remained unanswered about dating relationships, courting, engagement and marriage.
Is it old fashioned to remain pure until youre married to the man or woman you have learned to love through the courtship process?Why are Christians falling along the wayside, disregarding moral character and values to give in to their sexual lusts and desires?It is because of peer pressure the world is pressuring young people to have sex enabling them to have sex before marriage.In the dating relationship a young man or woman is trapped into having sex! The trap is the pressure of society pushing them into having sex. It does not involve sexual relations but teaches how to respect, honor, and commit to one another for the preparation of marriage.In essence, courtship is a word that has been applied to describe the biblical basis for the relationship leading up to marriage and is found in the bible through Mary and Joseph.How many seminars, church sit-ins, counseling sessions and peer discussions about fornication, sexual morality prior to marriage, finding the one for you, and the length of time that it will take to marry have you had in the last few months?If you are a discerning, completely sold-out Christian you have these spasms of feelings that you constantly try to deny for Christ.The world scoffs at Gods principles and rebellion has set in.Understand that what is against the teachings of Christ for the Christian is rebellious in nature.They said to you, In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.