Courtship and Dating
So What’s the Difference?
We hear much about courtship these days, but judging by the conversations we have with families, many parents are quite in the dark as to the real differences between a “dating” approach to relationships and the “courtship” concept. We want to spare our children the pitfalls we experienced in the 20th-century “dating” tradition; but too often we lack clear ideas about what we are leading them to, and end up being more of a barrier than a door! So what are the differences between courtship and dating?
This message cites 7 easy-to-understand principles that will help any family apply ancient wisdom to a new era, and without artificial, Pharisaical rules that stretch Scripture.
About the Speaker
Dennis Gundersen is the President and owner of Grace & Truth Books, and author of Your Child’s Profession of Faithand Courtship and Dating: So What’s the Difference? He and his wife Naomi have been married since 1976 and have four adult sons, all of whom they homeschooled for the entire duration of their pre-college education. He served as Pastor-Teacher of two different churches in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area from 1984-2009 and continues to preach nationwide, as well as serving as a visiting adjunct professor at the Tlapaneco Bible Institute in Guerrero, Mexico.