Also, that they pay close attention to the wants and desires of their mate and to always communicate even during the difficult times.
Before continuing with this column, please review the preamble included at the beginning of this series, "Biblical Dating: How It's Different From Modern Dating." * * * PART 3: Just Friends » As Christians in dating relationships, we want to avoid hurting one another and dishonoring Christ by "defrauding" (see NASB translation of 1 Thessalonians 4:6) our brothers and sisters in Christ by implying — through word or action — a higher level of commitment to that person than we have made before God.
" Not only does it show your interest and attentiveness, but also it shows your creativity, which is always a huge plus.” -- Victoria J., 22“When you show me you know how to make plans and you put me into your busy schedule, it shows me that I'm a priority and makes me feel important.
Spontaneity is fun and great here and there, but a woman like me is grinding right now and doesn't always have the luxury of that.
Whatever that conversation looks like, intentions should be clear and it should be the man making them so.
Guys, tell her why you have initiated or are initiating with her, tell her that you intend to pursue the relationship to determine if marriage is the right choice before God.
Guys, don't wait until you've had lunch or dinner or "hung out" one-on-one four or five times before you let her know what's going on.
"Don’t just fall for someone’s looks, they aren’t as important as chemistry", says Barbara Bloomfield, author of the Relate Guide to Finding Love.
"Chemistry is about the unconscious fit between two people, make sure there’s humour in the relationship and you can talk about things."Most people have been burned by a past relationship, but don’t let that colour your future.
Just because your ex was a 'slime-ball' doesn’t mean your new love interest is too."Wipe the slate clean and give your partner a chance, away from your past experiences!
" says leading dating and breakthrough coach Jo Barnett."Don’t dwell on the past, or make the mistakes of past relationships," says dating guru James Preece.