It is our application of the biblical precepts found in Scripture. You may choose a very different path with your family and your children.

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During our years speaking at various Christian conferences, my husband has received numerous requests from parents for his “famous” courtship questions.

However, he has been hesitant to make them available, since it is easy for people to want a formula for courtship.

Things she should know and evaluate, things they could discuss and work out together.

Each of our married daughters also answered these questions for their suitors during the courtship. If you decide to borrow our idea and use these questions, make sure you customize them for your own family.

One thing I’d like to point out before you read these questions is that we haven’t used this list in its entirety for all of the young men who have called on our daughters.

It is a compilation of all the things we thought would be helpful to our daughters in making a decision of whether or not to move forward in a courtship.

Each young man is free to decline questions he feels are too personal.

Incidentally, our daughters and current sons-in-law even helped add questions to this list – a list that has grown over the years.

Attacks on books usually take a few provocative statements out of context, make leaps in logic the author never intended, and often try to extend the logic to points that are absurd, and I have no interest in doing that to Josh.

But it’s fair to raise the question: what’s “responsible dating?

His concern was that families may misunderstand the purpose for the questions and miss out on potentially wonderful matches for their daughters. They are intended to help both parties get to know one another on a deeper and more deliberate level by creating points of discussion.