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.In addition, it can be hard to find the “real” person behind the public face presented in front of the entire family.No one is the same in a group setting as he or she is one-on-one.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.The Christian dating couple must have boundaries in place and be committed to not crossing them.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.
While many courtship advocates see it as the only choice for finding a mate, others find it oppressive and overly controlling.
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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.