Intimacy in a christian dating relationship
It’s too easy to leave a trail of wounded people behind in our pursuit of a partner.
It’s a lie to think that you’re not moving toward marriage if you’re not dating someone right now.
And the easiest way to find it is to rebound right away.
But if we care about God, our witness, our ex, and our future significant other, we’ll wait, pray, and date patiently and carefully.
Maybe you were convinced it needed to end, but knew how hard it would be to tell them. Dating that dives in too quickly or dumps too carelessly does not reflect God’s intention.
We’re looking, sometimes it feels frantically, for love, for affection and security and companionship and commitment and intimacy and help.
Sometimes the best thing you can do for your future spouse is to not date.
If your history looks serial, you might need to break up with dating for a while.
One of the worst and most popular mistakes is moving on to the next one too soon.
Especially in the age of online dating and social media, we really don’t have to work very hard to find another prospect. If you’ve been on dates, held hands, seen smiles, exchanged notes, experienced the sweetness of another’s attention and affirmation, you will want more.
The hard-to-believe, but beautiful truth is that broken-up you a better you.