If you answered “yes” to the above questions, then 1 Corinthians 13 says that you truly have a loving relationship.
If you answered “no” to any of the above questions, then maybe you should discuss those issues with your boyfriend or girlfriend.
Many students ask the question, “How far should I go on a date?
Everyone is different when you get them one-on-one.When we were still in college, my husband had 38 first job interviews before he landed a second one.“The secret,” he said, “is knowing how to handle a dating relationship so you know if the other person is worth marrying or he or she is honored in the breakup.” Unfortunately, it seems like many young singles struggle to figure out just how to handle dating–and I’m not the only one who’s noticed how weird the Christian dating scene can be.As my friend Lindsey, married and in her thirties, recently remarked, “I’m sure glad I wasn’t much of a Christian when I started dating my husband!od wants the best for us in every area of our lives.
This includes relationships with boyfriends or girlfriends.Outside the Duggar-verse, there is the less overt but just as prevalent “ideal spouse” dating. Did she want my sweatshirt because she was cold, or because she likes me?This involves judging a potential guy or girl for the 38 qualities you are looking for in an ideal mate—before even grabbing coffee together. Sometimes the “hanging out” leads to hooking up, sans dating, which is another uber-confusing side effect of the Faux Christian Dating cycle. What if Christians just began to date like normal people—not dating toward immediate marriage and not eschewing dating for the less-desirable “hanging out” no man’s land?He was horrible at interviews, but by the 38th one, he had learned how to engage with good questions, talk about himself an appropriate amount and gauge interest from himself and the interviewer.He didn’t get necessarily smarter–he got more experienced. Sometimes we all need a little practice with figuring out what we really want–not in terms of our “ideal spouse” but a real flesh-and-blood human.And spending intentional one-on-one time—not too serious, just time—allows both parties to experience what it would be like to continue in the relationship.