As a youth leader or parent, it is our desire and commitment to help our students and kids navigate these waters with God as their guide. These are deep waters and waters that we must have the true compass or else they will cause such pain in our lives.

Courtship takes the position that the two people have no physical contact at all (no touching, no hand-holding, no kissing) until marriage.

Many in a courtship relationship will not spend any time together unless family members, preferably parents, are present at all times.

For both singles and married couples, this exegetical study follows Solomon's relationship from attraction to dating and courtship, marriage and intimacy to resolving conflict, keeping romance alive, and committing to the end.

This 10th Anniversary Edition (released in 2005) updates Tommy Nelson's original study with updated teaching and added features. The Original 1995 taping of Song of Solomon by Tommy Nelson at Metro Bible Study in Dallas, TX. This teaching has set the standard for this inspired book of scripture since 1995. It has gone through some technology makeovers, like enhanced color, graphics, audio, wide-screen formatting and more.

Many Christians see dating as little more than friendship and maintain the friendship aspect of their dating until both people are ready to commit to each other as potential marriage partners.

First and foremost, dating is a time when a Christian finds out if his or her potential marriage partner is also a believer in Christ.

As in all things, the unity of the body of Christ should be of utmost importance in our minds, regardless of personal choices others make pertaining to issues on which the Bible is silent.

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