Differences in courting and dating
Soon, the whole point of spending time together shifted from discernment of marriage to wooing for the sake of wooing.
Many people would begin a relationship simply because they found the other to be cute and fun.
Woo hoo–real practical for a guy just out of college, living in Southern California.” I had heard a great deal about courtship, but when I began reading books on the subject I ended up liking the idea more than I hoped I would.
There was a great deal of wisdom that I had never tapped into.
This put a new spin on the focus of relationships, and short-term relationships became commonplace.
If that is a good description of our relationships, they need some reworking.But back before the car, the reason why a man would invest time with a woman was to see if she was a potential marriage partner.The reason he expressed romantic interest was to woo her toward that lifelong commitment.Find a member of the same sex that you look up to, and go to him or her for guidance in your relationships.As Proverbs says, “Without counsel plans go wrong, but with many advisers they succeed” (Prov. There is also a great deal of wisdom in spending time together with the other person’s family.