What is courtship dating all about
Says Michelle: “The girls have always said they would send any guy who was interested in them to Dad.
That’s a good thing – that is such good protection for them.” Jim Bob says he fields letters, calls and emails each week from guys who are interested in his daughters.
Most of the guys, he says, “are looking for a girl with really high standards.” Jim Bob says he takes each request to the daughter in question and the first thing they always ask is, “What do you think? Ultimately, the goal of courting is to find out if you are compatible with the other person.
It is about getting to know someone, says Jim Bob, who believes that half of courtships do not end up in marriage. “A parent that loves and cares for their children, they want the best relationship for their child.
A young man and a young woman on a date are responsible to help each other maintain their standards and to protect each other's honor and virtue.
“Having that accountability really keeps things from going in the wrong direction,” Jim Bob says.Avoid going on frequent dates with the same person. You may want to invite your dates to activities with your family.Plan dating activities that are positive and inexpensive and that will help you get to know each other.Dating before then can lead to immorality, limit the number of other young people you meet, and deprive you of experiences that will help you choose an eternal partner.” Not all teenagers need to date or even want to.
Many young people do not date during their teen years because they are not yet interested, do not have opportunities, or simply want to delay forming serious relationships.
Adds Michelle: “Before you get emotionally attached, you want to know who they are deep inside.