Harris: Courtship "Dating with a purpose; friendship plus possibility; and romance chaperoned by wisdom." A relationship with a clearly defined direction."A reformed version of dating under the supervision of parents between a man and a woman who are ready for marriage in the near future." Myers: Courtship - consists of three main elements: 1) accountability to parents and other trusted adults; 2) building each others character rather than focusing on physical attraction; and 3) waiting to develop serious relationships until you are ready to get married.Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAs we’re learning mindfulness, we’re learning to watch ourselves and observe.I have a new tool to help you with your observations, The 4 Types of Eating.Jonathan Lindvall was influenced by Gothards teachings and went a step further in defining something called "courtship", with which he challenged the youth group he was leading.
Just go to https://drdebbutler.com/change to read more about these and follow along with me on the podcast.Harris was also significantly influenced by Elisabeth Elliots book (Passion & Purity) and by Michael Farris book (The Homeschooling Father) having a chapter devoted to courtship.Lindvall later revised his teachings to urge replacing courtship with betrothal, and some other teachers adopted at least part of this new teaching.A Little History Where did this teaching originate?I can only tell you what I have pieced together from brief mentions in a number of books and speaker presentations.