Christian dating perspective relationship
This often means that a healthy bonding is not taking place and the emphasis is upon self-satisfaction in this Christian dating relationship. It is very important to look for CHARACTER issues in each other during this stage of Christian dating.Give yourself enough time and enough settings where character issues can surface. Individuals can “mask” character issues for an extended period of time – especially a few months during the fantasy period of Christian dating.The couple should be able to enjoy the blessings of God as well as family and friends as they move into a marriage that has been well planned and confirmed in a healthy process.
If not, what is the “force” at play that is “pushing”?There is an attraction to each other and Christian singles immediately (or soon thereafter) think they have found their soul mate.Candidly, there is really little more in the Christian dating relationship during this stage than “physical attraction”. There is a temptation for Christian singles to begin saying, “I love you” during this fantasy stage. The emphasis should be upon enjoying each other’s company and building a FRIENDSHIP and refraining from going any further. After 2 to 3 months of this type of dating and it is mutually agreed, the Christian dating relationship can move into an exclusive dating arrangement.It is more important that the process be completed than the time completed. Marital inventories and temperament sorting should be taken at this stage.These are a wonderful means of finding out which areas you are really in “sync” and where you are apart.
If they have done the process in a “seasoning” manner, they should plan to marry as practical – with mutual agreement.