I sat down with them to talk about how it all began and how far they’ve come together. Over the next two years, we crossed paths, but exchanged very few words.
During Brandon’s last semester of college we started chatting more frequently and soon simple conversations turned into extensive discussions about our belief in God, family life and goals.
The first step we recommend is surrendering your love life to Christ.
Pray and ask God to take hold of your romantic desires and lead you where He wants you to go.
This doesn't mean you have to know everything about them before you talk to them.
) and their unique way of handling romantic relationships—no kissing, no holding hands and no dates without a chaperone, to name a few. While I completely respected their way of life, at first I didn’t believe this was the lifestyle for me. After months and months of soul searching and growing in my spiritual walk, I made a big decision—my next relationship will be a Christian courtship.From the beginning, we were both committed to saving all sexual activities for marriage.(Including kissing.) In addition, we made a commitment to avoid entertaining certain subjects that may cause us to struggle with sexual thoughts. We committed to sharing our individual walks with each other.What makes Christian courtship unique is the intent and the nature of the relationship. This means you aren't going to start shopping before you're ready to "buy" (you're at an age and stage in your life where marriage would be a healthy decision).You also aren't going to spend lots of time and emotional investment in someone that doesn't align with your values and who isn't marry-able.In a Christian courtship, you should strive to have every step toward marriage be characterized by modesty, simplicity, sincerity and an earnest purpose to please and honor God.