What is the difference between dating and living together


23-Sep-2015 04:52

" Answer: Dating and courtship are two methods of beginning relationships with the opposite sex.

While there are non-Christians who date with the intention of having a series of intimate physical relationships, for the Christian this is not acceptable and should never be the reason for dating.

The Christian dating couple must have boundaries in place and be committed to not crossing them.

In addition, courting couples state up front that their intentions are to see if the other person is a suitable potential marriage partner.

Courtship advocates claim that courtship allows for the two people to truly get to know each other in a more platonic setting without the pressures of physical intimacy or emotions clouding their view. For daters, spending time alone with a member of the opposite sex whom we find attractive can present temptations that can be very hard to resist.

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Question: "What is the difference between dating and courting?

Many Christians see dating as little more than friendship and maintain the friendship aspect of their dating until both people are ready to commit to each other as potential marriage partners.

First and foremost, dating is a time when a Christian finds out if his or her potential marriage partner is also a believer in Christ.