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What Is Courtship?

understand how courtship differs from dating
Courtship is a relationship between a man and a woman in which they seek to determine if it is God’s will for them to marry each other.

How Does Courtship Work?

concepts to consider for a successful courtship
Every individual, family, and situation is unique, and therefore, the process of each courtship is unique. What worked well for one couple might not be the best choice for another couple.

Meeting Your Husband’s Seven Basic Needs

how to be a Godly wife
As a wife, you are uniquely qualified to fully meet your husband’s needs and cause him to “rejoice in the wife of his youth” (Proverbs 5:18).

The Power of Spoken Blessings

an excellent way to intercede for others
Our words have great influence in the lives of those around us, and spoken blessings can bring hope, encouragement, and direction to our families, friends, and others.

Turning the Heart of Your “King”

when a husband is unrepentant over moral failure
Through our counseling ministry, I have spoken with countless women about their family’s journey to moral freedom.

Ask Insightful Questions Before and During Courtship

tools to help you discern God’s will
Each courtship will be unique, because people and situations are unique. However, in every courtship, both individuals and families should seek God’s direction through:

Structures of Authority

order in the home, church, workplace, and government
Recognizing and obeying the one in charge brings security and order to a group. Each person looks to the leader for direction and accountability, and he or she provides guidance for working through questions or problems that arise.

Freedom From Bondage

deliverance from hidden moral failure
Growing up, I had the typical “Leave It to Beaver” family. Mom stayed at home and made sure dinner was on the table at 5:30 when Dad walked through the door. I had one brother, one sister, and everything I could ask for—loving parents, a warm home, and all my needs met.

Courtship: The Basics

who, what, when, where, how, and why
WHO participates in courtship? An unmarried man The unmarried woman to whom God has drawn his heart Both sets of parents

Our Choices Affect Our Children

moral purity provides protection
When Satan binds a father through hidden sin, he is free to enter the lives of each family member to torment them. Struggles in a child’s life such as rebellion, lying, fears, moral failures, and other problems are often a direct result of hidden sins in the father’s life.

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