What is courtship dating all about
"Courting" is the theme on the new season of TLC’s hit reality show "19 Kids and Counting," which stars the Duggar family and premieres tonight.
Two Duggar daughters – Jessa, 20, and Jill, 22 – begin relationships with their respective beaus, Ben Seewald, 18, and Derick Dillard, 25.
However, good friendships can and should be developed at every age.
“When you begin dating, go in groups or on double dates.
In cultures where dating or courtship is acceptable, dating can help youth develop friendships and eventually find an eternal companion.
, a Church publication for young men and young women, contains the following counsel regarding dating: “Do not date until you are at least 16 years old.
Says Michelle: “The girls have always said they would send any guy who was interested in them to Dad.
That’s a good thing – that is such good protection for them.” Jim Bob says he fields letters, calls and emails each week from guys who are interested in his daughters.
Dating before then can lead to immorality, limit the number of other young people you meet, and deprive you of experiences that will help you choose an eternal partner.” Not all teenagers need to date or even want to.
Many young people do not date during their teen years because they are not yet interested, do not have opportunities, or simply want to delay forming serious relationships.