Courtship dating song meaning
"Dating" is not necessarily another word for fornication - anything that involves sex before marriage does not qualify as real dating, not even close.I used to drink the "dating is bad, courtship is the only right way" Kool-aid myself.
In those days, courting was about getting to know your potential partner as much as possible in a safe, pure environment.Unfortunately, our sex saturated culture encourages people to lust over the person they are pursuing, which is dishonorable both to God and to them. Others don’t want to feel tied down so they keep their emotions surface-level.Instead, we must“…captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5, NIV) by edifying them with our mind. Still others avoid feeling anything substantial because they are only concerned about personal gain and physical pleasure. Instead, if the connection feels safe and warranted, we must allow ourselves to develop authentic feelings to cultivate god-honoring relationships.We must also be willing to share our emotions about life, others, and them to allow our hearts to become slowly integrated. Sex is promoted as casual and meaningless everywhere we look in our society.Consequently, most people in the dating scene expect to have sex within the first few dates.