There are specific processes involved in proper dating that will help lead you down the right path. Again, this term is very rarely used in society today, and most do not have any idea what it really means.
Webster’s states that courting is “to engage in social activities leading to engagement and marriage.” Most would reply, “But isn’t that dating? Courting is a separate but important and intricate part of the process pointing toward and leading to marriage.
Is there a right and wrong way of dating or, like learning to walk or ride a bike, can people just naturally figure it out as they experience it? All you need do is look at the astonishing array of ill effects in millions of relationships to realize that the dating and courtship practiced today are far off-track.
There are many manuals available, written from the human perspective, on how to date, court and find a mate.
In a more recent scenario, the lead pastor of a church I know required all of the other pastors to have set office hours.
But he also expected them to be relational and in the community.
What should be the expectations of the church members about their schedules?
A sampling of opinions reveals a variety of definitions, with seemingly no two alike.