Parents right to forbid dating
What is the difference between dating and courting?
Dealing with your parents’ or caregivers’ discrimination can make dating difficult, stressful and confusing. Discrimination means treating someone unfairly or negatively because of a certain characteristic.
Whether dating or courting, following these biblical principles is the best way to have a secure foundation for a marriage.
It is one of the most important decisions we will ever make, because when two people marry, they cleave to one another and become one flesh in a relationship which God intended to be permanent and unbreakable (Genesis ; Matthew 19:5).
We should find out if the person has been born again in the Spirit of Christ (John 3:3-8) and if he or she shares the same desire toward Christ-likeness (Philippians 2:5).
The ultimate goal of dating or courting is finding a life partner.If this sort of negotiation doesn’t work, you may need to accept your parents’ or caregivers’ rules, at least for now.