Dating with a trajectory towards marriage doesn’t mean you only date one person ever. So, if you choose not to get coffee or watch a movie with the opposite sex, then whatever. The ultimate purpose of marriage is sanctification (becoming like God). If you have no idea what values are important to you in a future spouse, exit the road to marriage at the next off ramp. That would be awesome, but it’s not always realistic. If you are a Christian, God isn’t a piece of your pie. Why date someone who doesn’t even have God as a piece of the pie? Pull over at the closest gas station and decide what you want in a future spouse. Your list is designed to give you a framework for dating, not be a checklist for it. Your heart and the holiness of marriage are too important to flippantly give away because you are frustrated, impatient, or settling. After all, shouldn’t you just say what you feel and let your emotions dictate your actions?In this article, our psychologist Salama Marine offers her advice on when it’s best to speak up and share your love for your partner.To be the first person in the relationship to say ‘I love you’ can feel like a big risk; such self-disclosure makes you more vulnerable and may put your partner in an uncomfortable situation, especially if his or her attitude is different from yours.Of course, saying ‘I love you’ shouldn’t have to follow a timeline or stick to social rules, but if you say it too soon, your partner may not have as deep romantic feelings as you yet. I have a degree in Fitness and Nutrition, I'm looking for a man who is loving and caring loves the Lord and Honest a man with patience and understanding and works hard that prays together and worshiping together. When I am cleaning my apartment the neighbors are required to like the same...other words, cleaning requires loud music. I spend my time working part-time during the summer at a nature-related store and I substitute teach in high schools full-time during the school year. I'm looking for a partner who also loves the Lord, worshiping, volunteering, faith centered events, and being sensitive to I am honest. I look forward to finding a friendship that may become a relationship. I have no children, no siblings, and only a few distant relatives, so after many years as a loner, I would like to meet someone who shares my interests!
Dating with a trajectory towards marriage means dating with a purpose. I enjoy my church family and worshiping with them on a regular basis. I am rebuilding my life on a firm foundation and want only confident, strong, and loving individuals in my life. Someone who is respectful towards women, kind, a big heart, great personality and who loves to laugh. I've been a Christian since childhood, and have been spirit filled more than 25 years. Im looking for someone to share my I've been divorced for 8 years, and I am looking to fall in love again with a man who believes in Jesus first and foremost.As my friend Lindsey, married and in her thirties, recently remarked, “I’m sure glad I wasn’t much of a Christian when I started dating my husband!” Whether over coffee in my kitchen or on the hallowed ground of women’s small groups, I hear these murmurs constantly.