Date: March 23, 2014
Study: In His Image: Biblical Manhood, Womanhood, and Relationships
Teacher: Kameron Slater
The goal of Christian relationships: spur one another on to greater faith, love, self-sacrifice, and maturity.
Types of relationships for singles in the church:
- Other same-sex single adults
- Opposite-sex single adults
- The rest of Christian community
- Senior adults
- Children and youth
DATING AND COURTSHIP
What is the difference between dating and courtship?
The word “courtship” often brings to mind images of horse drawn buggies and people in fancy outfits sipping tea. It feels like “ancient” terminology. The term “dating” is our cultures common term for the relationship between a man and woman that precedes marriage. Both terms—dating and courtship—are loaded with baggage and essentially synonymous, so what term we use isn’t as important as defining the concept biblically. Continue reading