If the courtship does not lead to marriage, the couple is able to walk away from the relationship without any emotional baggage, having been spiritually edified and respectful of one another as followers of Christ.Why did you decide that a Christ-centered courtship was your best option?(Including kissing.) In addition, we made a commitment to avoid entertaining certain subjects that may cause us to struggle with sexual thoughts. We committed to sharing our individual walks with each other.
The first rule in dating is the first rule in all of life: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark ).
You will not truly love anyone else if you do not love God first and most.
They are rooted in purpose, spiritual growth and a desire to be with whom God has chosen for you.
The couple is not “trying each other out” but rather courting their brother/sister in Christ to lead to a godly marriage.
Define what a “Christ-centered relationship” means to you?
A Christ-centered courtship is when a man and woman prayerfully and purposefully seek to determine if marriage is in God’s plan for them.
We have had our share of painful relationship experiences in the past where Christ was not at the center and we were led by selfish desires.
It took time, patience and surrender, but God showed us the hole in our hearts could only be filled by Him alone.
What boundaries did you bring into your relationship to help keep it focused on Christ?
From the beginning, we were both committed to saving all sexual activities for marriage.
We believe that God is the author of romance and deeply cares about the matters of the heart.