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However, among Christians, you still hear “courtship” and “dating” used interchangeably; indicating that many single people find the terms to mean the same thing.
Why would anyone use the term “courtship” when they are simply “dating”? Some Christians find the word “dating” to be a negative term due to their secular counterparts using the term excessively.
I don't want to date more than one guy at a time, but I might not want to marry that one guy, either. These terms are often used interchangeably, depending on which one the person feels most comfortable using. You never hear a non-Christian use this term at any time.
So courtship, just as a term, has meaning and value to a Christian.
To enter into courtship means to put a hold on considering any other person for marriage in order to focus on determining if this person you are courting is the one to become engaged to marry. To become engaged to a person is to make a decision to marry.
Courtship wants to focus only on the person you “think” might be the one you want to spend the rest of your life with.
In courtship, you do forsake all others, but not as a vow, but rather as a trial run.You have realized you want to be married and have learned more about yourself and the kind of person you are attracted to from your dating experience. In fact, they unfortunately allow themselves to cheapen their offering by showing they only want to sample, and never purchase. I know a man who told me he goes in there to have lunch by partaking in all the sample stations, and then leaves.As if Costco is in business to hand out free lunches. To “sell” the product they are allowing people to sample.There is a fundamental different between courtship and dating.Dating does not necessarily mean the persons are interested in marriage at all, let alone interested in determining if this person they are dating might be the person they should marry one day.
I think a single Christian person using “courtship” to describe their dating life wants to psychologically believe they are doing something a little better, a bit more nobler than merely “dating”.