Male ideas on courtshipdating
“How can you tell who you want to marry if you aren’t going out on dates?
” “…by the time she graduated from high school, she had gone out on dates with over 20 different guys.
Within the article I can find only two reasons that he had formerly advocated courtship instead of dating.
He had believed that courtship rather than dating would ensure a happy marriage that would not end in divorce.
He is correct when he points out that exclusive dating is more dangerous than casual dating in this regard, but the model he promotes still includes exclusive dating, just not until you’re out of junior high.However, I believe that many of what he calls fundamental flaws are merely difficulties, and that those difficulties can be overcome by better means than throwing the whole courtship idea out the window and beginning the practice of casual dating.I believe there are also a number of Biblical principles that he does not take into consideration, and some of his suggestions are directly contrary to those principles.As for the promised lack of heartache, we can never expect to be free from heartache in a fallen world.
He points out a number of ways that young men and women still have their hearts broken while practicing courtship, and I recognize the truth of them all.
He admits from the start that the generation whose model he now advocates were nominal Christians at best.