Through it all, remember to keep God as the most important person in your life (Galatians ; Colossians 3:5), never a romantic interest.Cat is the web producer and editor of 412and loves to write novellas with local young writers at her workshops.Is the person committed to becoming more like Jesus (Philippians 2:5) or do they lead a selfish life?Does the person show love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, which are the fruits of the spirit (Galatians -23)?"Dating" is viewed as more casual and usually wrapped up in a simple series of romantic encounters (both emotional and physical).Before we get into this though, we've gotta throw out the reminder that if your parents have told you that they do not want you to date yet, then you must respect their rules.
Dating and courting are basically the same thing, but their perceived intent differs.
First things first, let's separate how the world views dating from how God wants us to handle the period of time before a couple gets married.
According to 2 Peter -20, God's way is totally contradictory to the way the world says unmarried couples should act.
Dating or courting or whatever you want to call it can be a great way to solidify an already super strong friendship and begin to build a solid foundation for marriage.
If your parents have given their blessing, God is at the center of your motivations, and you are both ready to step it up, then this could be a perfect time to move toward something more than "just friends".