And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening. .
Then Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her camel.
So she took a veil and covered herself.
Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent; and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her» (Genesis 24:62—67).
COURTSHIP is one of the most exciting stages in a woman’s life. It’s a time when the love between a man and a woman is consolidated and she begins thinking to unite her live-in marriage to that «special person» who has fulfilled her expectations. However, illusions, dreams, longings, and projects often crash against the sad reality of a breakup. When this happens, the spirit is broken and the body is wounded.
Courtship is in God’s plans «before marriage.» And it has His approval and blessing when the relationship meets His expectations—right person and timing. Many young women have the fantasy that accumulating boyfriends will make them more popular. Others feel that having a special relationship is something like a «sport» that you have to start practicing early in life to be «in style,» which today promotes excesses. The young woman who follows the counsel of her Christian, God-fearing parents as well as those of her heavenly Father will have a healthy courtship guiltless and fearless. Her wedding day will be the beginning of a committed and safe love, where she will be able to enjoy the legitimate pleasures that God has prepared for both, husband and wife.
When it’s time for you to have a courtship relationship, ask God to help you make the right choice. Find a young man who models in his life a noble character, both in public and in private. I assure you that his behavior during courtship will be more evident in marriage, and you won’t be able to change him. Also, don’t get carried away just by his looks or physical appearance, which in a way they can be important but not decisive. A young man’s popularity is no guarantee that he’s ideal for marriage.
Courtship must culminate in a coronation of love and not in an ordeal of guilt, weeping, abandonment, and suffering. Make sure your boyfriend has given his heart to Jesus before giving it to you. If he does not love or respect God, he will not love or respect you.