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Single persons who want to get married are in this same situation.They are putting themselves out there to sample in hopes to find a buyer.I think a single Christian person using “courtship” to describe their dating life wants to psychologically believe they are doing something a little better, a bit more nobler than merely “dating”.
If you can endure each other’s faults, quirks, and negatives sides, and still say “I love you! I assume at this point my focus on courtship has provided some insight into what dating is. The best way to describe dating is that it is a sampling process. You spend non-commitment time with the person in order to see if there is an all around attraction to that person enough to move on to “serious dating.” Serious dating is no longer a sampling process.
To enter into courtship means to put a hold on considering any other person for marriage in order to focus on determining if this person you are courting is the one to become engaged to marry. To become engaged to a person is to make a decision to marry.
Courtship wants to focus only on the person you “think” might be the one you want to spend the rest of your life with.
This particularly pertains to women, since men are the purchasers (the ones who propose).
Dating today has sadly become a free-for-all of perpetual samplers, which no intention to buy (make a permanent commitment).
There is a fundamental different between courtship and dating.