Courtship is a relationship between a man and a woman in which they seek to determine if it is God’s will for them to marry each other.Under the protection, guidance, and blessing of parents or mentors, the couple concentrates on developing a deep friendship that could lead to marriage, as they discern their readiness for marriage and God’s timing for their marriage.
The institution of marriage is under attack, and Monday morning the blitz begins - men marrying men and women wedding women at courthouses throughout Alabama. Same sex-couples will have the legal right to be institutionalized, just like everybody else.
Not even the Holier-than-thou Trinity of Roy Moore, Rick and Bubba could turn back the assault.
The book of Deuteronomy has some strange rules for biblical courtship.
Trigger Warning for anyone sensitive to certain subject matter, or for that matter anyone who has a conscience and/or who thinks that women are not property - things are about to get a little rapey. For instance, if you're fighting in a war and you see a good looking woman you like, if you can catch her, then you can keep her.
(Deuteronomy -14) You don't have to have her consent, but you do have to shave her head, cut her nails and strip off the clothes she was wearing when you caught her.
Next, you have to give her a month to mourn her parents, who you presumably killed when carting her off. However, if you decide later that you don't like her, you can't kill her or sell her into slavery. Technically all of this might be a war crime, but thanks to a state constitutional amendment passed last fall, Alabama doesn't recognize that sort of foreign law thing any more than Roy Moore recognizes the authority of federal courts.(See II Corinthians 5:7, Psalm , Romans , Psalm 13, and I John 4:8.) Because each individual, family, and set of circumstances is unique, each courtship will be unique.While those who choose courtship will hold to general guidelines for the relationship, their specific choices about when, where, and how to court may differ according to their needs and circumstances.He has not left you to crude speculation (libertarian) or crass rigidity (purist). God is not sitting on the sidelines of your romantic life waiting for you to become winsome (Prov. He anticipates, delights in, and works through awkward faithfulness (1 Cor. (4) Pre-marital romantic feelings are part of the inherent goodness of creation (Gen. Fall: (5) You are a sinner, and will desire to use, lie, manipulate, and push emotional, physical, and relational boundaries for unholy reasons (Jer. Don't structure your relationship as if you will always be at the top of your game (Matt. Here are some starting places for living in an other-worldly (Eph. Even though she has decided to wait a few years until her daughter is grown to reenter the dating scene, she's confused about how to proceed.