Welcome to Before the Kiss.com!
Our aim is to provide resources and inspiration for parents and young people willing to take a tangent from the date-and-heartbreak cycle. It is our hearts’ desire to equip you with tools for courtship. If you will continue to scroll down this page you will find answers to the following questions:
What is Before the Kiss.com?
What is courtship?
So, where do I start?
Who are we?
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Before the Kiss is a website about the resurrection of this “new to us” idea of Courtship. Did you know that dating is a relatively new idea? It has been around for less than 100 years. Before then, courtship was the normal way two people came together for marriage.
What we offer here are books, CD’s, and other instructional resources to help you find out more about courtship.
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Here is my definition of courtship.
Courtship is the process of finding out if it is God's will for a boy and a girl to get married, with direct involvement of the parents before the hearts are given away. It is the ultimate saving of one's self for the man or woman with whom a lifetime will be spent.
In courtship, it is believed that marriage is normal. Sinless man, Adam, needed help, Eve. We also believe that, every courtship will be different. Not all courtships will fit in to a specific model. In courtship the focus is on marriage.
For young people, it is never too late to start. Even if you have been dating for several years, you can start fresh again with courtship. There are people in their 20’s and 30’s that have stopped dating and have moved towards courtship.
I believe that all the resources offered here are valuable for learning about courtship. I would recommend any and all of what is offered here. With the amount of material we have to offer, it could be a little overwhelming for some. So if you were to walk up to me and ask, “so where do I start?” This is what I would have to say.
I recommend that anyone who is just starting out on a journey to find out more about courtship (young and old), should start off with the book, “The Princess and the Kiss”. This book lays the foundation and attitudes for courtship. It can be found in the courtship section of this website.
From there I would recommend The Courtship of Sarah Mclean and Jeff Mclean: His Courtship. These books lay out courtship in an easy-to-read story form. They are packed full of information about courtship that makes it easier to take in through story form. The Courtship of Sarah Mclean is written more from a girl's prospective, and Jeff Mclean: His Courtship is written more towards a boy's. I would recommend that you read both so that you can see both sides. Both of these books can be found in the courtship section of this website.
From there I would move on to the book Her hand in Marriage. This is a no fluff, give-me-the-facts-about-courtship book. For people who would like to get straight to the point, you might want to skip the Sarah and Jeff books and go straight from The Princess and the Kiss to here.
Then I would move on to the CD How to Evaluate a Suitor. This would be especially for Dads, but I recommend that all involved listen to this. That way you will all be on the same page.
After that I would start with the preparing for courtship section. Here you will find life lessons on how to prepare to meet your life-long mate.
Don’t forget about the related items. The CD by Jill Moore would be wonderful to have playing while you are reading the books.
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I hope this helps get you started. I also hope that this website will help you find, and prepare for, a life-long love with your future mate. Moms and Dads, it is my hope that this website will help your children start their married life together with the cards stacked in their favor, instead of against them.
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