I don’t know if anyone has the same opinion as I have on the use of the word “Courtship”, in Christian cycles. I find the use of the word very old fashioned, I believe it belongs in the Victoria where it orignated. This was the debate we had at bible study this past week. The lady teaching kept referring to the word when she was talking about relationships. When it came to question time, someone asked what the difference was.
A few answers were thrown about, I decided to throw in my own two bits worth – I was the last person to ask a question.
I mentioned the fact that no one uses the word anymore that this is the 21st century, granted there is no replacement for the word. I absolutely hate the word because it just makes me feel like I am going backward. Someone tried to argue that Courting comes before dating, I wanted to jump in but we were running out of time. It appeared I was alone in my arguement as I couldn’t get people to see things from my point of view.
I have read countless books on relationships but none has mentioned Courtship which is what I would mentioned if I had the time. I left feeling like I should have kept quiet, that is one of the things I can’t stand about people who have married for so long, some of them have no real clue about the single relationships. They married when they were so young and don’t realise that certain terms or certain words are no longer applicable.
I think it’s time we singletons came up with a word to replace this old fashioned term, Courting, just typing or saying it leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Please free to air your views in the comment box below, we don’t always have to agree but we can have a healthy debate about it.