The man should take care not to treat any woman like his wife who is not his wife.
Of course he must get to know his courting partner well enough to make a decision on marriage.
However, prior to the decision to marry, he should always engage with her emotionally in a way he would be happy for other men to engage with her.
In all these ways, a Biblical relationship looks difference from a worldly relationship. This information should assist families who are considering Harvest as a home for their student.
Modern dating, on the other hand, need not have marriage as a goal at all. Not only is “dating for fun” acceptable, it is assumed that “practice” and learning by “trail and error” are necessary, even advisable, before finding the person that is just right for you. In other words, modern dating asks, “How can I find the one for me? Get to know that person better than anyone else in your life.