This story by Amanda Lauren first appeared on Ravishly. Conduct your dating life with an end goal in mind and at some point -- you. I go to an Independent Fundamental Baptist church where I grew up. To court a Duggar girl, dad must approve. The Altar-Call Issue American churches were introduced to the innovative idea of the altar call during the ministry of Evangelist Charles Finney. Personally, I like to study many different methods and put to use those methods that seem to bring in the greatest harvest. The Duggar girls explain this in their book, Growing Up Duggar: Only date with a purpose. These are the fundamentals. You shouldn't need permission to date anyone, but this rule exists for a really good reason. This has lead to hyper-separatism, legalism, and confused congregants who question the spiritual standing of other Christians and ecclesiastical standing of other churches who differ slightly on secondary issues.
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