For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; read more.
The idea that a girl can get to the age of 18 or 19, and leave her father's house in order to be out on her own is not scriptural." Douglas Wilson, Her Hand in Marriage - Biblical Courtship in the Modern World "The beauty of biblical courtship is that it never leaves women unprotected" Douglas Wilson, Her Hand in Marriage - Biblical Courtship in the Modern World ...At the very least, this system is as much a preparation for divorce as it is for marriage...Further, the modern recreational dating system encourages emotional attachments apart from the protections of a covenant fence...It often involves friendship, discussing each individuals future plans, knowing the parents if theyre alive, and praying privately for Gods will in the matter. We never kissed or even held hands until we were engaged. Weve been married for almost 18 years, and are still in love.After deciding it is Gods will to get married, the couple prays together and then go to their parents to seek their blessings and finally to the pastor to seek his approval. Im under forty, and my wife, Sonia, and I proved that courtship could work in this modern age. JIve been pastoring for almost two decades, and Ive noticed that the number one reason people are led away from God is because they get involved in a relationship which is not honoring God. Satan knows this, so he tries to replace your relationship with God with a wrong relationship with another.