God dating relationships slowly
I talk about it with people I’m romantically interested in. For me, what I really began to grasp is that I was being by not taking the time to really establish that the person I felt so deeply drawn to was, in fact, a good, safe and solid match for me.
Van Epp’s book is not really about categorizing whole swaths of humanity as “Jerks” so much as it is about learning how to develop the skill of building intimacy over time.
I had this gnawing feeling the Lord wanted us to break up, but I wouldn’t listen.
Yes, I was a Christian as was she, but our emotions were more wrapped up in one other than in Jesus Christ.
She and I finally got enough courage to bring up the subject, talk and make a decision.
Texas pastor Matt Chandler and his wife, Lauren, advised Christian singles in their weekly video series to be honest as they date and trust God to help find the balance between covering up the past and revealing too much, too soon.
The Village Church leader told singles it is a "good, right desire" to "guard your heart" in dating relationships, noting that the phrase comes from scripture.
However he warned there is a fine line between taking it slow and being deceptive in order to win a person.
Chandler explained, "There's a legitimacy to guarding our hearts but I think we can guard too much and we can guard to the place where then we almost become used car salesmen …