Relationships can be difficult, especially when intimacy is involved, but what if it’s eliminated for substance? As the connection between two people grows, we tend to become more attracted to one another physically faster than we are mentally. What if we were inclined to build a mental connection first?
I think that it’s very important to discuss a number of topics with your partner before you invest in them. Faith should be at the top of the list, but don’t forget to mention other important factors as well. Do you and your partner share the same values? Are you moving in a direction (towards marriage)? What are the biblical guidelines for a dating relationship? Are you willing to let the Holy Spirit lead and direct you? These are some questions that you should ask yourself when venturing out into the world of dating.
Sometimes, our faith can lead us on paths that are unimaginable. When we put GOD at the center of our relationship we obey first, then build our personal relationship second. It is ideal for a woman to entrust in a faithful servant because she seeks direction in life.
We must remember not to allow lust to lead us. With loves comes self-control so be content with the plans that God has for you. Set limitations and obey them. There are a number of ways to enjoy your significant other without the distraction of intimacy. Find ways to get to know them, love them, and most importantly have patience with them. Spend quality time , pray, and communicate with one another.
I’m no saint, but I wonder if some of my relationships were ruined by lustful emotions because we were not invested in God. These days I am going for substance. I seek a man that is filled with Christ and can lead me in faith, life,, and love, so I date towards marriage, not towards interests. It’s important to still have standards, but it’s realistic to know that there’s no “Perfect Guy” but that the perfect guy for you exists. Never settle, and let God be the leader in your relationship.
Article by @Uniquely_humble
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