The man and woman attempt to not stir up each other's love prematurely and thus do not act like a couple or as if they belong to each other.The man treats the woman as a sister in all purity.In most instances when “flirting” is used in the Bible, it is related to sin. If all you want is your own way, flirting with the world every chance you get, you end up enemies of God and his way. (James 4:4, The Message) Moreover, the Lord said, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty and walk with outstretched necks and with undisciplined (flirtatious and alluring) eyes, tripping along with mincing and affected gait, and making a tinkling noise with [the anklets on] their feet, Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the heads of the daughters of Zion [making them bald], and the Lord will cause them to be [taken as captives and to suffer the indignity of being] stripped naked.(Isaiah -17, Amplified Bible) The women describe in this prophecy from Isaiah used their beauty to manipulate and entice the attention of men.Being open to meeting a potential mate in church makes perfect sense.Using church as a shield because you don't want to put yourself out there and be vulnerable, can and will likely work against you.Even if you don’t think flirting is a sin, which I’m not saying it is, you’ve got to acknowledge the danger connected with it.
There are many single Christian women out there simply frustrated with the process of dating and relationships.It can feel like there is so much unnecessary nonsense attached, and that causes some to lose hope.For those that feel this way, don’t be discouraged, but be mindful of what adjustments you can make to see some improvement in that area.Joshua Harris, for instance, has promoted a model of courtship that harkens back to a model used broadly before modern dating evolved.People attempting to follow a courtship model within today's culture, however, often run into a lot of practical questions, such as, "What if her dad is unavailable or uninterested in being involved?Many want to know how they can go about getting to know someone and eventually getting married without getting hurt or compromising their faith.