If they find this hard to do, they must take steps to ensure that Christ will always be honored during their time together and that sin is never given a chance to take hold of their relationship.
Just as with the courting couple, the parents of the dating couple should be involved in the relationship, getting to know their child’s companion and being a source of wise and discerning advice and guidance for both of them.
It is important to remember that neither dating nor courtship is mandated in Scripture.
In the end, the Christian character and spiritual maturity of the couple is far more important than the exact nature of how and when they spend time together.
Are we supposed to be actively looking for a spouse?
Many Christians see dating as little more than friendship and maintain the friendship aspect of their dating until both people are ready to commit to each other as potential marriage partners.Many in a courtship relationship will not spend any time together unless family members, preferably parents, are present at all times.In addition, courting couples state up front that their intentions are to see if the other person is a suitable potential marriage partner.There was a time when I wouldn't admit what a sinner I was.
But my dishonesty made me miserable and filled my days with frustration. My strength evaporated like water on a sunny day until I finally admitted all my sins to You and stopped trying to hide them.Finally, care must be taken to avoid the pitfall of believing one’s personal preference—dating or courting—is the “only way” and looking down upon those who make the opposite choice.