A courting couple can evade numerous temptations by the choice to be held accountable to God-given authorities.
"A relationship between a man and a woman in which they seek to determine if it is God’s will for them to marry each other" puts marriage on the table when the couple have not yet committed to such an end.
This is no different than dating when two people get too intimate too fast (I do not mean sexually) and give away a piece of their heart. I am now married to a wonderful Christian man and we have 4 children.
Courtship is a relationship between a man and a woman in which they seek to determine if it is God’s will for them to marry each other.
Under the protection, guidance, and blessing of parents or mentors, the couple concentrates on developing a deep friendship that could lead to marriage, as they discern their readiness for marriage and God’s timing for their marriage.
As they establish guidelines for their relationship, they can more easily recognize that God also holds them responsible to honor one another.
Receiving God’s grace and the support of others strengthens them to maintain their commitment to purity.A dating relationship is usually based only on what the dating couple presently knows about each other.In contrast, a Biblical courtship is based on what God knows about each partner and on His plans for their futures.Men and women who choose to date often have no commitment to consider marrying the other person.Maturity and readiness for marriage are not considerations in the decision to date.(See Proverbs 3:5–7.) Courtship is a choice to avoid temptation and experience the blessings of purity.