Since we started this series on answering dating questions, one of the things I’ve been asked about the most is my opinion of online dating or dating apps.
He was tempting her to drink and pushing for sex when she told him she didn’t want either anymore. It is hard to associate a ton of cleavage with a high level of self-respect. I expected he would step up, work more, and be the provider. When our daughter was born, I expected it all again. When I broke up with him, I expected he’d do it all then. It’s been , and I see that he has made great strides, but he had to do all of that by himself and in his own time. If it is forced on them, there is resentment and rebellion and fights. I remember the worst argument my mom and I ever had. Just bending over backwards all the time working while he sits on his butt at home? Don’t date just to date, and don’t date just so you’re not alone. Read it here: An Update on Saving Sex for Marriage: 3 Months Into Marriage.] For more on #3, I highly recommend the book “Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul” by John and Stasi Eldredge. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve met a lot of phonies, and even been blind enough to date them. After finding the right man to date, the battle becomes keeping God in the center of the relationship AND your life, rather than the man you’re dating. He knows every guy’s heart better than we ever will, and the best part of this is they can’t fool God like they may be able to fool us (1 Samuel 16: 7). If we trust Him, we can avoid a lot of unnecessary heartbreak. Ask Him to make it perfectly clear whether to continue seeing the guy or not. When things did/do get off balance, I find that Ethan and I fight more, which makes sense, since I am expecting him to fill parts of my heart that he can’t. I actually hadn’t spent much time single UNTIL I decided to follow Jesus. For me, this is something that I constantly have to keep in check.