But I do know this—if you rely on this idea too much, your dating life will get really confusing.
Plagued by the woes of a college girl who felt like the only single person left on her Christian campus, I begged my small group leader for dating advice.
But the problem comes when you face the reality that the way some people actually implement courtship has been taken to extremes, and has painted "courtship" in a fanatical light.
(Read that post here) Debra Fileta, author of True Love Dates, comments about the courtship vs dating debate in an article posted in Relevant Magazine, “The world of dating can be hard to navigate for a young Christian.
She must be privy to the same secret my peers weren’t sharing with me. Courtship isn’t the only way to have a biblical relationship.
Reading many articles, talking with other believers, and being a believer who is currently in a courtship myself, I have found myself wrestling vigorously with the different ideologies which are flying about in answer to the following question: How do we, as followers of Jesus Christ, engage in courtship in a biblical way, a way in which honours and glorifies God, leaving both parties obedient to the Word?
I was fortunate enough to have an interesting conversation with a woman by the name of Rowina Seidler, who has written many articles reflecting on this very issue.
This book has opened my eyes on the idea of dating God's way.
If you were to ask me several years ago to give you a rundown of courtship vs dating I would have easily pulled out my notes and let it rip.