And here’s the kicker: believe it or not, the Bible doesn’t actually say a whole lot about dating/courting relationships.When we place our above Biblical principles, it’s a recipe for disaster.The concepts presented here are helpful guidelines to consider, but the list is not exhaustive.Each couple, along with their parents or other mentors, must discern God’s direction for the specific steps of their courtship."Courting" is the theme on the new season of TLC’s hit reality show "19 Kids and Counting," which stars the Duggar family and premieres tonight.Two Duggar daughters – Jessa, 20, and Jill, 22 – begin relationships with their respective beaus, Ben Seewald, 18, and Derick Dillard, 25.After my revelation, I searched high and low for other couples that had made the same decision looking for inspiration on my journey.
During Brandon’s last semester of college we started chatting more frequently and soon simple conversations turned into extensive discussions about our belief in God, family life and goals.
They allowed God to write their love story and aim to share their love as an inspiration to other women on this journey with me.
I sat down with them to talk about how it all began and how far they’ve come together. RELATED: 'My Boyfriend Hasn't Slept With Me In Six Months! We met while studying at Cornell University, but it was a very rushed first introduction.
“Courtship is really waiting for the one God has for you and praying through the whole process,” the father of 19 says.
“It’s really examining the person and considering, ‘Would this be the guy I want to be the father of my kids? Rule 2: Three (or four, or 15) is NOT a crowd: There’s always a chaperone.
Until you are ready for marriage, ask God to lead you in developing friendships with Godly men and women, but do not try to win the affections of those friends.