Christian courtship before dating

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But the Bible does not promise that God will provide a loving relationship for you while you sit around and do nothing.

German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer addresses this issue in a wedding sermon he wrote for his sister from a Nazi jail cell.

Falling in love before you got married or engaged is a twentieth-century concept. In college, I had an older professor from Japan whose marriage had been arranged.

He made fun of modern dating, saying, "By the time you get married now, the fun is over.

Before that, strict courtship rituals governed the path to marriage.

Whom you married wasn't even up to you most of the time.

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