One thing I’d like to point out before you read these questions is that we haven’t used this list in its entirety for all of the young men who have called on our daughters.
It is a compilation of all the things we thought would be helpful to our daughters in making a decision of whether or not to move forward in a courtship.
His concern was that families may misunderstand the purpose for the questions and miss out on potentially wonderful matches for their daughters. They are intended to help both parties get to know one another on a deeper and more deliberate level by creating points of discussion.
During our years speaking at various Christian conferences, my husband has received numerous requests from parents for his “famous” courtship questions.
However, he has been hesitant to make them available, since it is easy for people to want a formula for courtship.
Things she should know and evaluate, things they could discuss and work out together.
Each of our married daughters also answered these questions for their suitors during the courtship. If you decide to borrow our idea and use these questions, make sure you customize them for your own family.
Due to the varying theological positions and personal convictions of Christian families, these courtship questions are designed to help disclose important facts that may be significant in both party’s decision of whether or not to move forward in courtship.
It is our prayer that these will be a help to those seeking godly marriages for their children.
This list is NOT meant to be a “checklist,” a “pass-or-fail-test,” or an in depth parental evaluation.
My husband, James Mc Donald, created the following questions for the purpose of getting to know potential suitors for our daughters.
And again, remember, there are no right or wrong answers.