Many in a courtship relationship will not spend any time together unless family members, preferably parents, are present at all times.
In addition, courting couples state up front that their intentions are to see if the other person is a suitable potential marriage partner.
I like to whine about being single, but the truth is, I have a fear of commitment.
I love options, saying goodbye to youth is scary, and I want to do 602 more things before I have babies.
This is not a female thought or a male thought — it is simply a human thought.
Committing to one thing means you have less options available to you.
As stated before, during this time there should be little or no physical contact, as this is something that should wait until marriage (1 Corinthians -20).
Courtship takes the position that the two people have no physical contact at all (no touching, no hand-holding, no kissing) until marriage.
Here are four things you need to know, whether you think you’re dealing with a commitment phobe, or you’re worried you might be one yourself.
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.
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.
(Duh.) This is why it's difficult to imagine eating only one cuisine for the rest of your life, or sitting at the same desk for all eternity.
Most humans like options, and I'm definitely one of them.