This is an amazing and God-led ministry that teaches, promotes, encourages and helps men and women understand the value of loving GOD’s intended way vs the heartbreaking way society fools us into thinking is the standard… truly a blessing for finding love!
I really needed a source of inspiration and a place that gave me “real talk” when it came to relationships & dating. I found that on Rickey’s Courtship vs Dating Instagram’s page. I also appreciate that I’m part of a community who are going through the same challenges as I am as a single adult.
I met Rickey at a women’s conference maybe June or August of 2016 and ever since I’ve met him, his words have really been a source of inspiration to me.
Your page Courtship vs Dating has had a tremendous impact in my everyday life… I’ve gotten a lot out of it and I know many other have too. Keep doing what you’re doing cause it’s helped change my life in ways I couldn’t even explain.
Thank you for all your lessons on Courtship vs Dating. You have no idea how helpful your page is. Keep on keeping on. We see it all the way in South Africa!
Janet Kandie Duke-Lattimore
My eyes are wide open now thanks to your biblical teachings on courtship. It’s amazing how much the world had me twisted. Now that I know what I know, I will not turn back. I know what God wants for me, and I refuse to settle and have it any other way. I never heard the term “courting” until I fell upon your page (a friend of mine liked one of your posts and it showed up in my newsfeed on fb), so then I went directly to your page and fell in love!! It’s the truth, it’s real talk, and nothing is sugarcoated.
Your session was fantastic! It was clear that you are passionate about what you do. You were well-spoken, informative, and entertaining. Thank you!
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I met Rickey at a women’s conference maybe June or August of 2016 and ever since I’ve met him, his words have really been a source of inspiration to me. I have been using Rickey’ s courtship quotes and inspirations in my life and they have made me change my process of dating & someone courting me. Rickey is a Great & Awesome speaker & Christ representor.
Rickey Macklin taught on Courtship vs. Dating…..WOW!!!!! All I can say is Randolph Potter I love you soooo much! You did NOT date me, you COURTED me, cultivated & built a friendship w/me, you sought to marry me instead of casually date me, you found value and purpose in who I was and developed a vision for our future. You did not rush me to the altar. I was NOT a sexual object for you but a gift from God that you waited for until marriage. Thank you Rickey Macklin for your ministry. EVERY SINGLE PERSON NEEDS TO HEAR THIS!
This site has made a greatly impacted in my life… For someone who has never dated or experienced being in a relationship, it helps give me the knowledge and encouragement I need to wait for the right man…despite others trying to influence me or pressure me. I felt I was on the right track in waiting, but with the wonderful posts and advice from this page I know so. And I know that in waiting, my first experiences of holding hands, first kiss, and all that will be meaningful, special, and most importantly…Blessed by God. Thank you so very much for your great meaningful work, and true encouragement for so many have lost their way in marriage, family and community. I encourage everyone I know to look into this page…by far the “Best page on Facebook!” Thank you and God bless!
Courtship vs. Dating keeps it real by in engaging in and promoting truth about relationships. Their Facebook page provides practical wisdom and principles in the relationship arena primarily from a male perspective. As a female reader, I believe a balanced perspective in relationships is important. Often women turn to other women to discuss issues that they may be having with men, getting a one -sided view of the situation when a male may give better insight on another male. There is always a thought provoking topic that allows readers to enter a discussion and to express different points of view. Courtship vs. Dating challenges ideals, myths, and beliefs about courtship and dating. The visual encouragement and reminders are great as well!
I, like so many others have had hurtful experiences with relationships. I am at a point in my life where I have had to deal with ME and make appropriate changes so I can heal and growth and live abundantly (that is really what God wants!!!) I am so grateful I am able to receive and I appreciate and glean from WISE counsel. CVD uses and applies principles that are aligned with God’s standards. As I am learning and growing, I recognize and appreciate the teaching, the word, the encouragement, the confirmation CVD’s posts contains and am able to apply them in my own life. Sometimes that is all you need. Great work, you are making a difference. Thank you!
The Courtship Vs. Dating page is full of valuable tips and sound Godly advice. Integrated with the workshops and printed materials being made available by the ministry of Mr. Macklin, it provides detailed information on the right way to build relationships God’s way. I have enjoyed interacting with the persons on this page, especially reading their responses and forming my own. In addition, I have found the information contained in the Chivalry booklet valuable, and have developed a teaching on respect for my adult students. Great job!
I am so thankful for you yielding and surrendering to God by walking in your divine purpose to minister to the masses on love and marriage God’s way! Your FB page “Courtship vs Dating” is such a blessing! I look forward to reading what is posted daily! God never ceases to amaze me in how He speaks to us through others. Thank you for blessing so many… Thank you for blessing me.
My heart was overjoyed to learn that there are men who wait on to Lord to guide them on when to awaken love. I thought it was just women who waited. From personal relationships/friendships, I’ve observed men don’t wait. This page encourages me to wait because there are men who allow God to saturate their mind and being and it’s admirable.
Thank you for creating this site. My outlook toward dating has changed significantly. Because of this new attitude, I’ve been fortunate enough to find someone who is very like minded, and wants the same things out of her life I want out of mine. I can’t begin to tell you what that means to me.
Your posts have great substance — They’re not cliches or junk! I look forward to them!
Thanks for your humble servant-leadership, with all diligent excellence, discerning, GOD-breathed wisdom and for so boldly, courageously taking a stand for courtship and marriage God’s way. May God radically, abundantly continue to bless you, your ministry and every work of your hands, with His divine, supernatural, heaven-sent, anointed FAVOR, that YOU may reap, as abundantly… as you have faithfully sown, for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom, with God’s tiny fishes, small loaves, radical multiplication and water-into-wine transformation!!!
Thanks! This page has helped me to understand how to be a Man of integrity, of the importance of waiting, and how to have a good Godly relationship which in turn reflects our world in all that we do unto God’s glory.
I recommend Courtship vs Dating to single, married, divorced people! I believe that it will minister to those in marriage in the hopes that they will stay married. It ministers and gives direction to those who are not married how to lives their lives as God would have us to carry ourselves that if God decides that He wants them united in marriage they will be prepared spirit, soul, and body pleasing to the Lord. God’s many blessings this page now and in the years to come!🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
I stumbled upon Courtship vs Dating’s Instagram page during a time when I was recovering from a very vulnerable time in my life. I was already aware of my worth when it came to relationships, however, I ended up in a situation with someone that had me throw my values aside. I got out of the situation and I’m back on track to looking for a courtship with an intent on marriage. At this time, I really needed a source of inspiration and a place that gave me “real talk” when it came to relationships & dating. I found that on Rickey’s Courtship vs Dating Instagram’s page. I also appreciate that I’m part of a community who are going through the same challenges as I am as a single adult.
Being in a single season and desiring marriage can be challenging. Navigating the “dating” landscape can be daunting if approached with lack of direction. I only browsed the video clips on the page and I feel like I won a prize! This is such a great resource of encouragement. I can’t wait to delve into it I know it will strengthen me in my single season and prepare me for the blessing of marriage if that is God’s will.
I first learned about Courtship in my early twenties at church. In all honesty I thought it was a bit extreme and somewhat outdated. I loved God but foolishly I didn’t think I needed to follow His relationship guidelines. Since then I have married the wrong person and unfortunately experienced divorce. Now as a re-single I fully understand that I absolutely must follow God’s plan. Hearing Min. Rickey Macklin teach on Courtship versus Dating was so refreshing and made a huge impact on me. Now in my 30’s I am convinced that when I follow God’s plan, as so greatly illustrated by Min. Macklin, I will inherit His promise of a Godly marriage. Thank you for this amazing teaching! I believe every single man and woman regardless of age needs this teaching. If more of us adhered to the principles he outlined, we would experience more Godly love and less heartbreak. I especially loved the Pre-Courtship checklist. I will be using that while I am waiting.
First & foremost, I have to thank God. But I also want to thank you for another well timed post! God has a funny way of using stuff on Facebook to speak to me. “Divine connections” … I definitely got that out of your post, but I got so much more out of it, too! Yeah, the tears are rolling, but it’s good tears … it’s because of what God’s doing! Just wanted to say thank you! Keep doing what you’re doing. Keep being a willing vessel!
We both agreed to take to the Courtship vs. Dating class to gain greater insight on the courtship process before getting married. Even though we both knew we were for each other, the class taught us what was required of both the man and the woman. As a result of the class, we both agreed to separate ourselves for a time to fast and pray for clarity from God. In 2015, we will be celebrating 8yrs of marriage.
The Courtship vs. Dating classes is a must for all Christian singles and Christian couples who are seeking biblical principles to follow in a godly relationship.
Six months ago I started a ministry: Saved, Single,& Celibate in order to provide support, fellowship and fun for Christian Singles. We recently had a workshop entitled Courtship vs Dating and used material from your site during our discussion. I thank God for your ministry and pray that it will continue for years to come! Be blessed! Your sister in Christ.
This message is so timely. I purchased your book, “The Chivalry Project” for myself and to share with my 25 yr old son. This is a subject I am passionate about and would like to develop a program at the University where I work to bring manners back to our young men. I believe it starts with them…if men line up and improve their standards…the women will follow. We all know women, for the most part, want to please men. Gentlemen want ladies sooo with that being the case…the results is women with more modest clothing, less filthy mouths and a respectable demeanor. Anyway…I love the booklet and it has inspired a dream that I have had for awhile. Continued success Mr. Macklin. Blessings.
Been sharing your page with my UK Christian audience. Thanks for great advice and tips. We call it “The Love Therapy Page.” lol
My eyes are wide open now thanks to your biblical teachings on courtship. It’s amazing how much the world had me twisted. Now that I know what I know, I will not turn back. I know what God wants for me, and I refuse to settle and have it any other way. I never heard the term “courting” until I fell upon your page (a friend of mine liked one of your posts and it showed up in my newsfeed on fb), so then I went directly to your page and fell in love!! It’s the truth, it’s real talk, and nothing is sugarcoated. I’ve made many mistakes in the past because of lack of knowledge but now I know the truth. I’ve shared what I learned on this page with my other girlfriends and even suggested they like your page. Some have, and some aren’t ready yet. I pray that men (since they are the leaders) really understand courting because they are not in their position and it’s sad. I am a divorced single mother of a 11 year old boy and I am already teaching him some things… So thank you for that! Thanks again for all your hard work and dedication. You are changing lives and in turn, changing our futures!
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