Sunday, October 26, 2008
Courtship is the traditional dating period before engagement and marriage. During a courtship, a couple dates to get to know each other and decide if there will be an engagement. Usually courtship is a public affair, done in public and with family approval.
Sounds different than casual dating or hanging out or even hooking up.
Okay so if its the period before engagement and marriage then maybe our children should wait until they are ready for engagement and marriage. Emotionally I do not think that means that my now 11 year old is ready to date and I doubt that my 14 or 16 year old would be mature enough when that time comes.
I am preparing pure daughters. Oh but you can't shelter them forever well okay but while I have the vessel I can fill it with what is pure and good and let them see through Godly eyes.
Remembering your past. Bruises heal but scars are forever. God does forgive but your choices in life affect who you are. I don't want my daughters to have those scars.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing. I pray that is what my future son in law thinks one day. Also we are to be like the bride of Christ . I want a spotless bride.
All that said I hope to be able to teach this to my children. I also know that I have made mistakes and its under the blood and I am forgiven. If anything should happen in my children's life as they mature I pray that I will remember how I was treated and show unconditional love.
Here is a good website with thoughts on courtship