Guarding your heart in dating
But on the flipside, the unfulfilled hope of a dating relationship turning into a breakup rather than a marriage can make a heart sick. In Christian Dating You Need Boundaries for Your Words and Promises This list of important dating boundaries for Christians could go on and on.(Read: Christian Dating, Breakups, and 4 Tips to Help You Get Through It With God) Any breakup is going to hurt because all dating relationships have hope in them, and when hope is deferred the heart grows sick. I just wrote about this in great detail here, “How Far Is Too Far In Christian Dating? I get these two categories from 1 Corinthians 7:1-10. The trickier part will be to define what is an act rooted in sexual desire and what is an act that is simply a sign of affection. But one more that’s just too important not to mention is boundaries for your words and promises.The more commitment the two of you make, the more it makes sense to talk about the future.There’s just no need to talk about your kid’s names and what sports you want them to play when you’ve only been dating for two months. You want to open up enough for the person to really get to know you.
If you want to ride an emotional rollercoaster (not sure why you would), just start dating!
I reserved these words for my proposal with my wife.
I did that because I felt if I truly loved her, why would I wait to marry her? Love is you saying you are going to be there for the person no matter what. Therefore when I said, “I love you,” I wanted to mean it.
If you want to keep your emotions and heart in healthy places during your Christian dating relationship, make sure you have healthy boundaries around conversations regarding the future. Boundaries Around Your Expectations In Christian Dating Will Help Your Heart Stay Healthy You can list a lot of fun things in Christian dating. And one of the fun parts about dating is the hope it often brings. While our hope should ultimately be in Jesus Christ, there should be healthy levels of hope for a dating relationship to progress into marriage.
If there is no hope in a dating relationship, why would you be in it?