Courting christian dating
When a young man asks me, “Do you believe I should be physically attracted to my girlfriend,” I answer, “Yes!” In fact, I think there should be more men in the church who are attracted to more women than is presently the case!A Christian man will be looking for far more than physical beauty (Prov ; ), but that doesn’t negate the fact that physical attraction may be, and often is, the initial cause of interest.And, let’s be clear: there’s nothing necessarily unspiritual about that.Male handsomeness and female beauty are good gifts from God.Scripture is unashamed to speak of men who had attractive physical appearances (Gen 39:6; 1 Sam 9:2; ; ; 2 Sam ; ; 1 Kings 1:6; Ps 45:2; Songs -16) and of women who had beautiful faces andget this—beautiful bodies (Gen ; 14; 26:7; ; 1 Sam 25:3; 2 Sam 11:2; 13:1; ; 1 Kings 1:4; Job ; Songs 4:1-5)."Courtship" is a rather outdated word used to describe the activities that occur when a couple is past the dating stage and in a more serious stage of their relationship.
Another answer suggests that while godly character should be the primary factor, physical attraction is important and should also be part of the equation.Deciding to court the person you are dating is a serious commitment that is considered a pre-engagement. Such a decision may be acceptable to both parties, but if not, it may mean that their relationship is over.When performed by teenagers and young adults, courtship usually requires the permission of both people's parents.They engage in the same activities as a dating couple, but their courtship doesn't stop after just a few dates.A courting couple intends to become engaged and get married.