Many people have suffered greatly in their relationships because they neglected to spend time with God before dating.
Always seek the presence of Jesus in your dating time—His presence keeps the focus on the brotherly/sisterly aspect of your date.
Romance, infatuation, and emotions are always readily available in the beginning of a relationship.
However if you allow yourself to be immersed in any of them, you will lose your focus and direction in the relationship.
You also run the risk of not seeing your date as they are, but rather how you imagine them to be.
As a freelance writer and editor for over 13 years, Crystal has published numerous Christian curriculums for Sunday School and VBS as well as many articles dealing with marriage, motherhood, and relationships.
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You don’t have to be on a soap box preaching about your Christian experience, just be yourself in the Lord trusting that God will give you wisdom on what to share and what to keep to yourself.
Treating your date as your brother or sister in Christ will take the edge off of worrying about “is he/she the one?
When the time is right, God has the best interest for you and your date.