What is courtship dating all about

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What’s the difference between dating and courtship?

I have found that many times it’s simply semantics.

Many want to know how they can go about getting to know someone and eventually getting married without getting hurt or compromising their faith.

At Focus on the Family, we've offered a range of resources and expert advice bringing biblical principles to bear in this area.

A courtship may be an informal and private matter between two people or may be a public affair, or a formal arrangement with family approval.

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I’ve been around a lot of girls who court and a lot of families who want their children to court. Clearly, the basic principles of courtship are so important to living a lifestyle of purity.

First of all, Muslim youth develop very close friendships with their same-sex peers.

This "sisterhood" or "brotherhood" that develops when they are young continues throughout their lives, and serves as a network to become familiar with other families.

It should not be taken lightly, nor left to chance or hormones.

It should be taken as seriously as any other major decision in life--with prayer, careful investigation and family involvement.

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