It is an old fashioned term for romancing, and not in a sexual way.Dating can be much more casual than that, as in let's go out and catch a movie. Courtship crashed back onto the cultural landscape in a big way several years ago when Joshua Harris wrote the book These are good parameters. The heart of courtship is the notion that you won’t just date for fun but will pursue romance with marriage as an end goal. First Corinthians tells us to flee from sexual immorality. Limiting time alone is a great way to run from the temptation to get overly physical.I’ve been around a lot of girls who court and a lot of families who want their children to court. Clearly, the basic principles of courtship are so important to living a lifestyle of purity.
Courting was the sum of actions through which two people showed interest in one another before the announcement of an official engagement was made.Do we really even know what either of those words mean?Or, are they just synonyms of each other–two different words essentially meaning the same thing?There may not be a lot of similarities when it comes to the application of courtship, flirting, and mating around the world, but the intention is always the same: to create sexual intimacy between two people, which normally occurs through a complex exchange of verbal and non-verbal communication.Therefore, courtship is the mechanism used by two people to remove both the physical and emotional barriers needed to come together and be recognized as a loving couple. To me, however, there's a subtle yet important difference.It is fantastic to make a solid commitment to pursue God’s standards for romance either as an individual or as a family. The answer is they aren’t as different as some might lead you to think.