THE THREE STAGES OF COURTSHIP (PART 1)
“Just because something is good doesn’t mean you should pursue it right now. You have to remember that the right thing at the wrong time is still the wrong thing.”
Gauging readiness for courtship is equally as important as gauging readiness for marriage. Most people often focus on the latter thinking courtship is where all the rehearsal and preparation is done. While this is true, there are also certain things to prepare for even before courtship. It’s like the rehearsal before the rehearsal.
While there is no blueprint for the exact duration of a courtship, it is safe to say that the entire process can be split into three stages:
STAGE 1 – PRE-COURTSHIP
The pre-courtship stage is where you should ask yourself the crucial questions that will help determine if you are in the right season of your life to actually enter into courtship. In this stage, you should ask yourself the following questions:
It is important to note that while the above criteria are important and contribute largely to the success of courtship, they only exist to help put you in the right mind-set for all that courtship requires. One simply cannot be a hundred percent ready for courtship.
Having answered the questions and fulfilled the aforementioned criteria, a man can then choose to officially declare his intention towards courtship, i.e., embarking on the journey towards ascertaining if the woman of his choice will be a perfect fit for him.