Courtship, Pre-Courtship and Newly Married

See also related page “Helpmeets aka wives” Anti-Courtship resources are at the bottom of this page

BOOKS and Articles:

Before You Meet Your Prince Charming: A Guide to Radiant Purity by Sarah Mally

Christian Courtship by C.J. Clarke (1920)

Created to be His Help Meet: Discover How God Can Make Your Marriage Glorious by Debi Pearl

Courtship Stories: The McLean Courtship from Castleberry Farms Press. Stories of courtship to encourage young people growing up in courtship-only families. These are not romance novels that encourage fantasies about an “ideal” mate, but rather the story of God-driven,  father-approved courtship.

Emotional Purity [book] and BLOG

Father Knows Best article on courtship and purity balls, father-directed courtship etc

How to Evaluate a Suitor by Doug Phillips http://cd

I Kissed Dating Good-bye by Joshua Harris

Lessons on Courtship from an Experienced Runner (dvd)

Marriage: Understanding the Biblical Foundations

Praying for your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gun

Preparing for Marriage by Scott Brown

Sexual Purity from Randy Alcorn (recommended on the Duggar family website)

Seven Courtship Secrets for a Successful Marriage

True Significance of the Wedding Covenant

What He Must Be…..if he wants to Marry My Daughter by Voddie Bauchan

What Our Father Taught Us by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Issac, David and Ben  Botkin

When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric and Leslie Ludy



Avoiding Defrauding in Relationships SM Davis

Commitment to Purity SM Davis

Courtship and Betrothal Set SM Davis

Essential Principles for a Successful Courtship SM Davis

Marriage Collection SM Davis

One Lucky Lady (on purity)

7 Biblical Truths Violated by Christian Dating SM Davis

Victory Over Dating SM Davis



Christian Courtship Bibliography

Courtship Stories at Young Ladies Christian Fellowship Personal courtship stories posted by readers.

Practical Courtship Content for those in courtship or who want to be in courtship with the aim of helping them be successful in their courtship.

Seasons of Courtship Blog by an ATI/IBLP family on courtship. They teach courtship workshops.

Set Apart Life, blog of Eric and Leslie Ludy


Blogger “Permission to Live” tells her own courtship story. Click on the word COURTSHIP in the sidebar to find all 5 parts of the story.


Blogs–Personal Stories of Courtship & marriage

Daughters of Vision[Also a daughter blog]

God’s Girl Gracie: This young girl is a friend of the Duggars. I wonder if her parents know her blog is public. She’s “pre-courtship” I suppose–I just wanted to include this blog somewhere.

Firmly Fixed on the Father Author describes her Dad as a “knight in shinning armour.”

God Bless Those Who Wait 

Kristiana’s Keepsakes

A Mother’s Heritage Courtship Story

One Bright Corner [pre-courtship]

110% Surrendered includes courtship

Rather Unusual Maiden for God blog includes Courtship and Engagement LINK removed at owner’s request

Robert Loves Kendalyn (courtship story that ends in marriage)

Wearing His Purity [newly married new baby]

Passionate Homemaking [young wife]

Blogger Young Ladies Christian Fellowship provides an INDEX TO COURTSHIP STORIES. Lots of positive courtship stories.

Wissman Family  Rachel’s courtship story with Alan.



Christian Betrothal: The Marriage Crisis

Marriage Missions International

Silver Ring Thing promotes the message of abstinence until marriage centered in a relationship with Jesus Christ


Home Making 101 (will be a dvd series–link is to vol. 1)

Homestead Blessings (multi-volume homemaking/gardening/herb dvd set)



Angie the Anti-Theist courtship posts
An Expose of the Courtship & Betrothal Movement

I Kissed Dating Goodbye: Wisdom or Foolishness? “An Open Discussion of Josh Harris’ Alternative to Dating

Blogger Commandments of Men writes against courtship in “Grift Your Heats.” A follow-up post, A Case Thrown Out of Courtship,” has also been posted. He has also detailed his courtship in the series of posts “The Joke Was on Me.”

Robin Phillip’s text “The Way of Man With Maiden: A Response to the Courtship/Betrothal Movements.”


“No Girl Left Behind” Satirical blog proposing (mock) Legislation to help homeschoolers enter courtship.


  1. Rebecca said,

    Please take my blog off of this courtship page.


    ~Rebecca from a Rather Unusual Maiden

  2. […] Maybe it’s because, as the fundamentalists are wont to say, that I didn’t follow “courtship rules” or didn’t know my role or maybe, just maybe, it’s because this is life. These […]

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