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The book, marketed to teenagers and 20somethings, also discourages teen relationships and promotes courtship, a process in which a couple moves purposefully toward marriage with their parents' blessing and involvement as a better alternative to dating.
"The way of a man with a woman" is one of those things in life even wise Solomon declared he did not understand (Prov ) and there is no one-size-fits-all method to form a godly relationship with fool-proof guarantees.What is clear is that the practices of past generations were not producing a society overrun with divorce and unfaithfulness, as ours has.The philosophy of "dating" clearly cannot be trusted - the horrid fruits are too obvious!But what was once known as "courtship" made ways for singles to spend time together which honored God, were obedient to parents, less oriented to self and recreation, but more on others and responsibilities." asked Harris, who stepped down as lead pastor at Covenant Life last year to pursue graduate studies at the evangelical Regent College in British Columbia.
In , Harris argues that traditional dating is "a training ground for divorce" because it puts people in the habit of quitting relationships when things get tough.