446: The Difference Between Courtship and Dating (Part 4)


The Difference Between Courtship and Dating (Part 4) with Emmanuel ThomasIn this episode, Jay concludes his discussion with Emmanuel Thomas by addressing the question: When is someone ready to stop dating and start courting?





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Episode Title: The Difference Between Courtship and Dating (Part 4)


Guest: Emmanuel Thomas Follow Him on Twitter


Check out Emmanuel’s Radio Talk Show by clicking here


Questions We Address and Answer:

  • What are the benefits of courting rather than dating?
  • When is someone ready to stop dating and start courting?


Key Lessons and Takeaways:

  • Why courtship is pleasing to God.
  • The importance of not rushing into relationships.



  • Emmanuel shares why he enjoys being a part of a courtship.



  • The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”Genesis 2:18 (NIV)


  • Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.Romans 12:2 (NIV)


  • “So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.But for Adam no suitable helper was found.

    21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh.

    22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

    23 The man said,“This is now bone of my bones
        and flesh of my flesh;
    she shall be called ‘woman,’
        for she was taken out of man.”

    24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”Genesis 2:20-24 (NIV)


  • Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

    “Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)


  • Emmanuel shares how his friendship with his girlfriend developed into a courtship.


Hold Yourself Accountable:

  • Be honest about whether you are dating, dating with a purpose or courting.


Apply the Kingdom Principle:

  • “Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”2 Timothy 2:22 (NIV)


Take Action Now:

  • Determine what you desire.
  • Stand firm on what you desire and make it a conviction.


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