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Friday, December 14, 2012

The word: Courtship

I recently read a very good article (online) about courtship

Here is how it defined Courtship:

Courtship

"Like the word trinity, the term courtship is not found in the Bible, but the idea surely is. In brief, courtship is the process of investigating (i.e., getting to know) a person with marriage in mind. It is the time period for evaluating a suitor’s inward character, values, interests, beliefs, practices and life purpose to ensure that a godly match occurs. 
The term courtship is derived from the words court and ship
Court means a trial of law for evaluating evidence; and...
Ship refers to boundaries (such as in the word township, meaning boundaries of a town). 
So, the term courtship may be used to speak of the boundaries, or proper approach, for evaluating evidence of a person’s true character, just as in a court of law. We see this investigative process in several scriptural marriages (Isaac and Rebekah – Gen. 24) as well as in various scriptural principles, such as 1 Thessalonians 5:21: Examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good."

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