Before I begin this post, I would like to include a few disclaimers:
1.) When I use the term “dating” or “date” I am actually referring to courtship. Courtship is how believers “date” essentially. So as I say date or court, I am using the terms interchangeably. I choose not to get hung up on terminology in this regard simply because after reading so much Christian literature on courtship and dating from sound and good Christian authorities, I have decided that it is a battle that none of us can win. Depending on who you talk to, the term “dating” can mean anything. In this regard, just trust that I mean courtship and I will define it in this post.
2.) This post is for all those who are both currently pursuing courtship and especially those who are not currently pursuing courtship but would like some pointers once God opens doors in that area. If God has specifically deemed it not the time for you to pursue courtship, please still feel free to use this material among other references (firstly the Word of God) for when He presents you with the opportunity to court. Otherwise I would insist that you check out my post on Godly contentment instead that I will link later. Thanks!
3.) If you are struggling to find contentment in Christ, I would personally not recommend pursuing courtship at this time. As you read this post, you will see why I say so. Now, this is only my recommendation simply because I know that God always works even in spite of our unwise decisions (but not without additional problems that lead to more pruning we could have avoided altogether). Ultimately, it is your choice. But starting off content in Christ makes for a healthier and HOLIER dating experience for both individuals.