Posted in Everyday, Inspirational Thoughts, Truth and Honesty

Truth and Honesty: Courting Questions

This is a LONG list…edit it to suit your needs.  I have added Scripture references, I’m sure there are some references that I have missed…so feel free to comment and let me know.

What are your habits with regard to Bible study?

Bible Study

What is your opinion of personal witnessing?

Witnessing

What would you say is your spiritual gift(s)?

Spiritual Gifts

Describe your relationship with your father?

Do any mental or emotional illnesses that could affect your children run in your family?

Describe your relationship with your mother?

Can you describe your relationship with your grandparents?

Can you describe your relationship with your friends?

Friendships

Are you consistently faithful in fulfilling your commitments?

Commitments

Do you show a regular willingness to serve others?  In what ways?

Serving Others

In what ways is self-centeredness expressed in your life?

Self-Centeredness

Are you ever manipulative of others?

Manipulation

What kinds of situations cause you frustration?  How do you respond?

Frustration

What circumstances might make you impatient or angry?

Impatience

How do you handle anger?

Anger

Have you ever been violent?

Do you raise your voice when angry?

Have you ever had to deal with a broken relationship? If so, please provide the details of that relationship, how long ago, the situation, and how did you handle it?

Relationships

Do you have any physical or mental disabilities or diseases?

Any allergies?

Prior or current health problems?

Do you drink alcohol? If so, what and how often?

What are your views on alcohol?

Do you smoke?

What are your views on smoking?

Are your spending habits disciplined?

Do you tithe?

Tithe

What is your view of debt?

Debt

How would you describe your work ethic?

Work Ethic

Do you have a high standard of excellence?

Do you tend to be either slothful or a workaholic?

How many hours per week do you work?

What is your discipline in studying?

Do you read regularly, and if so, what?

Who is your favorite author?

Outside the Bible, what would be your five favorite non-fiction books?

Five favorite fiction books?

What are your habits regarding sleeping?

Are you lethargic?

Are your sleep habits irregular?

Do you follow a regular schedule?

Are you organized?

Would you consider yourself neat or messy?

What is your practice regarding personal prayer?

Prayer Life

Do you tend to be more of a leader or follower in life?

In making decisions, what role does God’s Word play?

God’s Word

What is your attitude toward women/men?

What is their purpose?

What is your view on the role of a spouse?

Role of Wife

Role of Husband

What are your views on women working outside the home?

What are your views concerning divorce and remarriage?

Divorce

Can you tell me your thoughts on how a man should provide for a wife and family?

Can you tell me your thoughts on how a man should protect a wife and children?

How do you feel about guns?

How do you see your future relationship with your in-laws working out?

What has been your prior experience with dating and romance?

Dating

Have you ever kissed or been physically intimate in any way with a girl/woman? If so, explain the circumstances.

Premarital Sex

How do you relate to children?

How often are you around children?

What are your thoughts regarding birth control and family planning?

Birth Control

Family Planning

How many children do you hope to have?

What is your attitude toward adopting children?

Adoption

What are your views on child training, including corporal punishment?

Discipline

What are your views on homeschooling?

Homeschooling

What are your thoughts on family worship?

What would be the key attributes of such a practice in your home?

When you fail someone, what actions do you take to rectify the situation?

Forgiveness

Are you honest?

Honesty

Do you ever slant the truth for your own benefit?

http://www.openbible.info/topics/lying

How have you prepared yourself for marriage?

Preparing for Marriage

In what ways do you think you may need to grow before marriage?

What does “leave and cleave” mean to you?

Leave and Cleave

Are you prepared to put your wife first, before all others, including your parents?

Do you use offensive language?

Speech

Do you watch television, R-rated movies? PG-rated movies?

What were the last five movies you watched?

What kind of music do you prefer?

What kind of music would you find offensive?

Have you ever been exposed to pornography? If so, explain the extent and the circumstances.

Pornography

What are your views on homosexuality?

Homosexuality

Do you currently use any type of drugs? Have you in your past? If so, explain the extent and the circumstances.

Do you have any financial debt? If so, explain the extent and the circumstances.

Have you ever been in trouble with the law? If so, explain the extent and the circumstances.

What tendencies do you have toward prejudice or racism?

Prejudice

Racism

Have you ever had periods of rebellion? If so, explain the extent and the circumstances.

Are there any unsettled issues with your parents?

What is your attitude toward pets? Indoor? Outdoor?

What are your political leanings?

What is your general attitude toward civil government?

What is (are) your favorite sources for news?

What are your interests, hobbies, talents?

What are your income producing (vocational) skills?

What do you value most highly in life? What next?

What do you tend to do in your spare time?

If “your” daughter were marrying “you,” what cautions would you have?

What are your thoughts on alternative medicine?

What are your thoughts on immunizations?

Do you prefer to live in the city, suburbs, town, or country; farm, seaside, mountains, or desert? Why?

Describe a typical week day in your life from start to finish.

Describe a typical Saturday in your life from start to finish.

Describe a typical Sunday in your life from start to finish.

Do you have a personal timetable for marriage? If so, what is it?

What type of education are you hoping that your future spouse will have?

List the five most important characteristics of a spouse (for you personally).

List any characteristics or personality traits that would bother or irritate you in a spouse.

**These questions were first found at http://yoursacredcalling.com/blog/courtship-questions-for-potential-suitors/.  I edited some of them and I added Scripture**

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