Views on courtship and dating
Two stand out as the most common approaches in our society.steady dating: exclusively dating one person for a period of time serial dating: moving through a series of one romantic relationship to another What attracts young men and women to dating are typically different things.Once you’ve found someone to marry and you get married, you no longer engage in dating.Therefore, I think it’s safe to say that this is the defining purpose of dating: to find someone to marry.Even without consciously doing so, these dynamics can happen very easily and “innocently” in a dating relationship.
“Serial” Dating: True, by not dating they miss out on that emotional and physical intimacy, and that sense of belonging to someone and being someone’s “one and only”.Young women are often looking for the security of emotional support and that feeling of being cherished by one person – being someone’s “one and only”!They are craving the attention of a man in their life.In spite of their “best intentions” they can find themselves sliding down a slippery slope toward pre-marital sex. But it requires a great deal of self-discipline and maturity. But even when a teenager possesses great self-discipline and maturity, the question remains: what can he or she achieve through a dating relationship that he could not achieve through friendship?Even when they remain virgins “technically” – in other words they haven’t gone “all the way” – they often will sacrifice their purity in some shape or form to each other. The Virtue of Friendship: Through fostering the virtue of friendship during the teenage years, boys and girls, young men and women, learn how to relate to the opposite sex.