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We've come together on this piece to hopefully bless, edify and implore other believers to assess their current courtships, implement principles prior to entering into one, and lastly, to move from desiring to fit into the ideals of men and look to what is taught in the Word of God.Roxanne: What is your definition of biblical courtship?

They have the most staggering divorce rate in the world.Recreational dating encourages emotional attachments without covenantal fences and makes a joke of a father's authority. Grounded upon the involved authority of the father, courtship delights in its public connection to the lives of families.The disrespect children have for their fathers in this area is an echo of the disrespect fathers have for their own office. Sexual purity is a great inheritance for a marriage, and part of a father's job is to guarantee and protect that heritage.The man and woman attempt to not stir up each other's love prematurely and thus do not act like a couple or as if they belong to each other.The man treats the woman as a sister in all purity.So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage.

Missionary Paul Washer addresses the question of readiness for marriage.

Because a decent number of those guys have some nutty ideas about what it means to be in charge.

But here’s a hard reality: if you raise that daughter, she’ll likely intimidate her fair share of “nice Christian boys” as well.

Her statement indicates assurance that she is not only strong, but also able to defend herself against any unworthy suitors. Here’s the problem with shotgun jokes and applications posted on the fridge: to anyone paying attention, they announce that you fully expect your daughter to have poor judgment. And don’t be shocked if she meets your expectation. Leadership is not about the strong looking for weaker people to lead.

You might want to worry less about terrorizing or retro-fitting prospective suitors and worry more about preparing your daughter to choose wisely. Instead of intimidating all your daughter’s potential suitors, raise a daughter who intimidates them just fine on her own. It’s about the humble looking for those whose strengths offset their weaknesses and complement their strengths.

Rowina: Different people define biblical courtship in different ways.