So excited to finally meet a man who pursued me, I jumped at the chance to enter into a relationship with him.
But if this is the foundation of a relationship, commitment is often trumped by chemistry and loyalty is often replaced with lust.
Do not pass go, do not gradually get to know each other in a relaxed setting.
Part of this seriousness, I think, can be attributed to the belief that you give part of your heart to every person you date.
It’s a problem that will require all of our courage, confidence and creativity to solve.
It’s a problem that affects many of our brothers in Christ—it might even be affecting you.
There are so many mistakes to be made when it comes to dating and relationships.
And often, we learn, grow and heal from those mistakes.
Here are some of the most common dating mistakes that I deal with across the board; mistakes that I believe can be avoided if we know ourselves, set our boundaries and take our time along the way: Letting Feelings Lead the Way Feelings are a great compass that can guide us in the right direction, but they aren’t an accurate roadmap.
Eventually, I got into a relationship with a man who pursued me.
Sometimes, rather than trying to navigate through the world of dating in a healthy way, we either avoid it or continue to do it in an unhealthy way.
Interacting with the opposite sex became this pressure-filled, awkward interaction that left me feeling confused, impatient and lacking control. Dating in wider society is often portrayed as a feel-good experience.
I bought into the theory that dating was wrong and that the only way to find God’s one and only match for my life would be to wait for Him. If you feel “right” together, if you’re having fun, if there’s passion and pleasure, then it must be a good relationship.