Dating courtship and engagement
Sadly, Tim and Jess's story is all too familiar.Many unmarried Christian couples struggle with sexual sin.Whenever they'd sin, they'd confess to each other and make oaths to never let it happen again. Because of the shame, they never let anyone else in on what was happening.
God's ways are good, but Satan wants us to believe they aren't.These types of modern courtships are preparations for possible marriage between two Christian believers.Ideally, the courtship will end with an engagement but this is not always the case.It’s marvelous to hear all the many ways that the Lord works.He is the author of love and our love stories are unique expressions of His heart.
Since “test marriages” would be a violation of basic morals — even on the natural level — what we have instead is called courtship. I will not go into detail on many of those things one can read in a book such as Father Lovasik’s , or Father Kelley’s book on chastity I mentioned last week.