Diff between courting and dating
• There are no boundaries or ethics in this type of relationship.
Thus, what initially starts off as French kissing quickly accelerates to petting, fondling, and then full-blown sexual intimacy.
• Youth should make chastity vows before they enter high school.
With these vows they should pledge to their parents before God they will not give their bodies over unless they are married to the other person.
Since most of the church doesn’t teach on this subject, a vacuum exists resulting in our teenagers adopting the worldview of popular culture.
Dating is an unbiblical method crafted by the world with no boundaries or ethics with the following assumed rules and values: • Two people can mutually claim to be “boyfriend and girlfriend” if they are physically attracted to one another and (this is the litmus test) have a crush and claim each other for themselves in a special relationship.
Although the above three points are generalizations, they are true depictions of most cases regarding dating; its devastating results on the human soul cannot be fully measured!
Even worse, the double-mindedness that results from numerous sexual encounters with various people carries into future relationships and even marriage.
Every pastor should have church guidelines that include boundaries for how their youth groups should be conducted.
Every youth pastor should be trained on the difference between the worldly concept of dating and the biblical concept of courtship.