Friday, December 14, 2012

The word: Courtship

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

Here is how it defined 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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