Dating courtship

If you're a Christian, that's the biblical life you're called to.That's what I hope this column will be about — applying God's Word to dating, finding a spouse and getting married.Some of the messages we've presented have taken the position that Christians can apply their faith in such a way that they can still work within the system they've inherited.Other messages have stressed that Christians need to be much more counter-cultural.

The doctrine of the of Scripture assumes inerrancy but then goes a step further.Joshua Harris, for instance, has promoted a model of courtship that harkens back to a model used broadly before modern dating evolved.People attempting to follow a courtship model within today's culture, however, often run into a lot of practical questions, such as, "What if her dad is unavailable or uninterested in being involved?In the last season of "19 Kids and Counting," you've seen not one, but two Duggar daughters (Jill and Jessa) go through the courting process.And you've probably noticed that the Duggars take courting (their version of dating) very seriously.