Otherwise, you miss out on an important facet of the other person and discovering how he or she responds to the Lord.
Wait to talk about a future together until you’ve taken the time to build a foundation of commitment and trust.
But don’t let your dating relationship isolate you and keep you from enjoying time with other people.
Keep interacting and participating in your existing relationships with family and friends on a regular basis.
They are lovingly arranged in chronological order and tucked away in a shoebox in our storage shed.
Not long ago, I pulled out the shoebox and reread each letter, experiencing all over again the excitement of a new relationship, the uncertainty of reciprocated feelings and the hesitancy to let my heart run away with me.
In fact, now I can’t believe how obvious it was that he was falling in love with me. What I know now that I didn’t realize then was that I had set some pretty strong emotional boundaries in place.A sort of ‘emotional sex’ that can be just as harmful and heartbreaking, when it moves too deep, too fast.” So how can you tell when emotional intimacy is pushing the limits? “Slow and Steady” are the words that should come to mind. Wait until you know you can trust someone with those things that matter to you.Don’t share your most intimate personal details or your darkest secrets in the early stages of dating.Protect the deepest, most intimate parts of who you are both emotionally and spiritually.“Be real, be genuine, and be honest,” adds Felita, “but never without the anchor of boundaries and the weight of wisdom.” It’s normal to want to spend more and more time with someone you enjoy.We are created by God to connect and yearn for relationship with one another. It’s only natural that as you get to know and like someone, that you desire for them to know and like the you.