[quote="Dan_Daly, post:13, topic:250629"]
Wait until you are prepared to be married- physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially. Then COURT- don't date. Dating is an invention of 20th century America, fueled by the automobile and spurred along by the breakdown of the family.
Do you have a vocation to marriage? If not, then no reason to Court (again no reason ever to date). Are you ready to be married? If not, then no reason to Court either.
This sounds very harsh to many in our society. But what is harsh is setting people up for heartache and temptation.
Listen to this:
And GOD BLESS!
This. Just because current society tells you that it's "normal" to start "dating" at a young age, does not mean it is good for anyone. Why play around with emotional relationships when you have so much growing up to do? Learn how to be friends with people first, good friends, true friends. Learn how to better love God. You want to focus on God first anyway, and make sure your friends are also focused on God. It's God you need to draw nearer to, not invest your emotions, time, energy, etc. into a one on one relationship. Sure you can have a social life, go out with friends, but don't lock onto one girl and "go steady" or whatever you call it these days.
Find out who you are and what God is calling you to do before you go getting all involved with a girl. And that takes a while.
Please, please, please sit down and have a talk with your parents. They will have lots of perspective on the subject.