Dating with a purpose
If, during the courtship, one or both parties realize that marriage is not God’s will and they end the relationship, the courtship has not failed.
On the contrary, the courtship was successful, because God gave the direction that was sought through it.
On January 30, Sisters That Are Respected Seriously – or STARS – held its annual “Zodiac Speed Dating” event.
I grew up in a domestic violence-based home with my parents, so it was an outlet for me and a way to talk to females that have been through similar situations,” said member Marshayla Kinsel, a graduating senior.Instead, couples usually date with the selfish goals of having fun and enjoying romantic attachments.In contrast, courtship is undertaken only when both parties are prepared to make a commitment to marriage.This oblivious self-centeredness can lead only to dissatisfaction, promoting an attitude of lust (taking what I want) rather than the Scriptural attitude of love (giving unselfishly to others).Consequently, dating opens the door to many temptations.
Although the termination of a courtship most likely will be painful, damage and hurt—which can lead to bitterness—can be avoided.