If you look at the history of dating, marriage, and courtship, a very interesting story emerges.Quick Note The original outline for Courtship in Crisis called for a chapter on the history of courtship.any conservatives think, “back in the day, people were more holy.” But the Scriptures paint a different story. According to Paul, “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience” (1 Cor a). Nothing under the sun is truly new” (Ecclesiastes 1:9).Do not enter into courtship until you are at a stage in life when marriage is a realistic possibility.Understand the importance of the decision you are making regarding marriage, and establish commitments about your relationships prior to entering a courtship.
Each couple, along with their parents or other mentors, must discern God’s direction for the specific steps of their courtship.
Every individual, family, and situation is unique, and therefore, the process of each courtship is unique.
What worked well for one couple might not be the best choice for another couple.
The good news about this is that history is a lot more valuable than you might think.
The generations that have come before us faced the same temptations and challenges we face today.