You can learn healthy communication skills, and that will help.You can learn how to manage conflict—that will be of tremendous value.
He tried to hold my hand that night, I got freaked out because no one had ever made a move on me before and then we went our separate ways.
So you’ve just met someone new, you get along great and you’re enjoying the rush of affection that comes with the honeymoon period.
Well, now is the perfect time to lay down some ground rules.
While the Bible does not clearly outline the ‘thou shalt/shall nots’ of dating (dating isn’t even a concept in the Bible), from what I’ve seen, typical Christian dating begins with sly glances at each other during worship, a lot of prayer and deep consideration.
This is often followed by a few casual dates before the eventual mutual decision that yes, this person loves Jesus, I could see myself with them long-term and we’re going to make things more serious. After the hand-holding incident we were friends for a few years before sharing a few lust-driven kisses followed by one long, awkward summer during which we were NOT dating but would use every moment alone to… So when we eventually decided to make things officially official, we basically just continued along as we’d been doing before but with a little bit more of an emotional commitment and the change of our relationship statuses on Facebook. We eventually realised that our lack of physical boundaries were preventing us from connecting on a deeper emotional and spiritual level.