4. The Methods Are Different
The methods when it comes to Biblical courtship and modern dating can be very different.
In Biblical courtship, commitment comes before intimacy. In modern relationship, intimacy comes before commitment.
In modern relationships, often couples will be physically and emotionally intimate before they determine if marriage makes sense. This is not the same for biblically-based relationships.
In these, commitment comes before intimacy. They keep the Biblical model from 1 Timothy 5:1-2 in mind, “treating younger women as sisters with absolutely purity.” Purity of mind, body, and spirit as it relates to the person they are with.