Elizabeth elliot courtship and dating
When Born in Belgium to missionary parents, Elisabeth was raised with a fervent heart for the Lord and His purposes.After moving to the United States, she studied to become a missionary at Wheaton College, where she met Jim Elliot, her first husband, best remembered as one of five American missionaries killed by a fierce tribe in Ecuador, the Auca’s (now known as the Huaorini people).(Note: Be sure to watch the You Tube music video of Elisabeth Elliot’s life — at the end of this post — and the powerful full-circle testimony of the five American missionaries who gave their lives “For the Sake of the Call” — and how the story ended, for God’s glory, as told by musician, Steven Curtis Chapman.) At Daring Daughters, Elisabeth Elliot has always been one of our missionary heroes.We highly recommend her books and thank God for her example.Her description of Jim put a picture in my mind that shaped my expectation of a future husband.Six years later when my husband Matt and I were engaged, I eagerly read , a book written for Elisabeth’s daughter Valerie when Valerie was engaged to be married.So while he does address the flaws in Modern Courtship, he critiques Modern Dating, too.Within Modern Courtship, the lack of a clear definition of courtship itself may be part of the crisis.
I did not want to be among the marked-down goods on the bargain table, cheap because they’d been pawed over. The love of God is of a different nature altogether. In forfeiting the sanctity of sex by casual, nondiscriminatory "making out" and "sleeping around," we forfeit something we cannot well do without.
Again I was struck by the practical help found in this book, but was also drawn into the compelling story of her own childhood.
I didn’t have any children at the time, but was hoping this season was just ahead.
The book meant so much to me that I decided to tell her in a letter how formative her books and ministry had been in my life. When a plump package did arrive from Magnolia, MA, my heart caught in my throat. My husband was working multiple jobs and couldn’t be there, but my mother-in-law had come to help me host, and she bought some of her books, and Lars gave me some audio recordings of talks his wife had given years ago.
I told her she was my Amy Carmichael, my spiritual hero and godly example. With wide eyes I turned to my husband, “Matt…I think this is from Elisabeth Elliot! Gren spent at our tiny apartment was brief, but precious. The best moment was when my spiritual hero held my newborn like the seasoned grandmother she was, and smiled down at her little namesake.