Last time I appeared on this site, I said that I would lay out my position on biblical dating and then turn it over to all of you to determine the rest of the column's topics by your questions. As many of you will know from the Boundless blog, The Line, the last piece generated many posts and comments, from the challenging to the supportive, the general to the specific.In addition to what all of you saw on the blog, I have received dozens of questions and comments in e-mails, which I and the folks at Boundless have culled through to see what the most pressing questions seem to be.He will slander her and you if you give him the chance.A Godly husband protects his wife; a Godly man protects his sister.Unfortunately, however, our culture teaches our singles to engage in multiple dating relationships as though it were a normal and useful practise.The truth is, the modern dating system has only been around for less than a century.She has recently been married and I found myself extremely blessed by the insight she gave into her experiences and her standpoint on how believers should participate in courtship in a biblical manner, beautifully validated by particular Scriptures.
The current model that we are using is ineffective, at best. Dating was invented in the early part of this century.
Roxanne: What is your definition of biblical courtship?
Rowina: Different people define biblical courtship in different ways.
But for you men the Word is clear that you treat women with respect and as sisters. You don't decide you like her and drive off to Lookout Point even if she wants to. You don't want the girl that is willing to break her vow before God and you are doing the same.
In fact, if you really love and respect her, you would never put her in a place where there could be even a hint of sexual immorality. He does not care that nothing has happened between you and her.