In fact, there is no common understanding of just what dating and courtship are, or the plain difference between the two—and there is a big difference!

Also, because it sounds too “official” and “old-fashioned,” teenagers today rarely even use the term “dating.” The idea of a date—when a man formally asks a woman, for instance, if she would accept an engagement for dinner—is nearly non-existent.

If so, then is it also human beings who should define the traditional means of selecting a mate pursuant to this goal?

The next step, achieving a happy marriage, then also becomes impossible. While everyone wants to be happy—and assumes that following the established norm is the right way to achieve happiness—most remain miserable and never know why.

It is time to unlearn the wrong principles, acquired from society—and to learn and apply God's true principles, leading to happy marriages and families!

Let me repeat, this is not God's world—it does not reflect His Way.

Its customs, beliefs, values, philosophies, traditions and practices are not of God.

When was the last time you either heard or used the word “courting”?

Again, this term is very rarely used in society today, and most do not have any idea what it really means.

As a result, if two people aredating,” this could mean they have dated only twice, yet have become interested in pursuing marriage.

Even if both were serious, and technically courting from this point (this is often the case today after just two dates), most would still refer to this as dating.

And then there are those who may want to date, court and marry for the second time. Many others, having already established a pattern of marital failure, hope to do better “the second time around.” But no one is telling them how to do better.