2 Timothy - Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.1 Corinthians - Flee fornication.Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.1 Corinthians - Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.1 Corinthians - Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.1 Timothy 2:9 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; Jeremiah 17:9 - The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?And just like a high stakes basketball game, the Duggars’ style of courting involves plenty of rules, plus refereeing done under the watchful eyes of dad Jim Bob and mom Michelle.
“It’s definitely a messed-up standard.”Evans’ frustration over modern courtship isn’t alone.
“Courtship is really waiting for the one God has for you and praying through the whole process,” the father of 19 says.
“It’s really examining the person and considering, ‘Would this be the guy I want to be the father of my kids? Rule 2: Three (or four, or 15) is NOT a crowd: There’s always a chaperone.
As Michelle pointed out, “love is in the air” in the Duggar household this spring.
Rule 1: Courting is not dating; it’s “dating with a purpose.” There are two main distinctions that make dating different than courting, says Jim Bob.