If the relationship really does not seem to be going toward marriage, be honest, step back and call it off. This allows both persons to move on in their vocations with less baggage.
A properly done courtship should allow a couple to break up if they so discern without regrets.
If the couple has reserved their physical affection they will find it easier to go separate ways if that is God’s will.
If you are planning on proposing marriage within 3 months of dating, ask yourself a hard question – What is my real intention behind proposing marriage so quickly – am I feeling insecure or do I feel the need to possess him/her before he/she changes her mind?
Marriage is after all an institution with responsibilities and liabilities.
Time spent wisely in a courtship can greatly bless the marriage that springs forth from it.
For some couples, it can take a long time to be certain that marriage is for them.
Love is an emotion while marriage is a practical venture.
Finance, work habits and several personality quirks can suddenly turn into big problems when you start sharing the same life space.
They need to set realistic guidelines to help them stay on track.