We want PI to be a safe place where you can ask questions.A PI Girl recently asked what the difference is between dating and courtship.
Dating is spending time with someone alone, not necessarily with the end goal of marriage.Not so with courtship, which is carefully monitored and not for the commitment-phobic.“Courtship is really waiting for the one God has for you and praying through the whole process,” the father of 19 says.“It’s really examining the person and considering, ‘Would this be the guy I want to be the father of my kids? Rule 2: Three (or four, or 15) is NOT a crowd: There’s always a chaperone.The process by which unmarried persons of the opposite sex get to know each other has evolved over the years.
Modern dating seems to have replaced the courting process that was standard in decades past.As Michelle pointed out, “love is in the air” in the Duggar household this spring.Rule 1: Courting is not dating; it’s “dating with a purpose.” There are two main distinctions that make dating different than courting, says Jim Bob.Courtship is a season of discovery between two people who are trying to determine whether they are compatible for marriage.The goal is to protect the emotional state of both parties and allow God to lead them to their answer. Her parents want her to wait to be courted until she is at least 18 years old.