Christian courtship dating rules
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.
The Bible warns us that believers and unbelievers should not marry each other, because those living in the light (of Christ) and those living in the darkness cannot live in harmony (2 Corinthians -15).
It is important to remember that neither dating nor courtship is mandated in Scripture.
"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" (1 Corinthians , NKJV).
Does God have one specific person for you to marry? What is an appropriate level of intimacy before marriage?
Are we supposed to be actively looking for a spouse?
The concepts presented here are helpful guidelines to consider, but the list is not exhaustive.
Each couple, along with their parents or other mentors, must discern God’s direction for the specific steps of their courtship.