Does casual dating become relationship
Exclusively dating boy after boy, or girl after girl, looks less and less exclusive over time, and robs us of at least some of the exclusivity we might give a spouse one day.Instead of treating each new relationship like a mini-marriage, cultivate a ferocious and truly exclusive love for your future husband or wife — even though you do not yet know who he or she is.The common trends in dating today are more likely to prepare you to get divorced than to enjoy and persevere in marriage.Dating is an intentional pursuit of marriage, not casual preparation for it.Godly wisdom is a wide stream, and God’s word often allows us to apply his heart and wisdom in remarkably different ways, even in dating. It came in many forms, but it goes something like this: So, I started paying tuition, registered for classes, purchased the textbooks, jumped into relationship after relationship, and never looked back — until I wanted my money back.My problem was that I subtly treated each new relationship — each marriage — like a mini-marriage. The men or women we date are not a series of lab experiments that prepare us to be a better husband or wife.
I definitely do not expect everyone to agree with me.So, instead of preparing ourselves for marriage, we actually prepared ourselves, practically speaking, to walk from marriage. Have you ever heard a wife mourn that her husband didn’t date more people?