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They do not have the same level of authority as scriptural command.
In the case of Jacob and Rachel, Jacob chose to marry because of love--though he still had to work things out with Rachel's father. In Bible times, even the lost people followed these customs. We can learn from the biblical practices and perhaps put some of them into play in our own lives, but that is not the same thing as making them a required set of rules.
I have recently seen some pretty nasty situations where families have tried so hard to control the courtship of their children that they have created greater problems.
Often, they have tended to alienate their children instead of bringing them closer.
Scott Croft is an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church where he teaches a seminar on friendship, courtship and marriage.
He is also an attorney who is used to tackling tough questions.