Once you have a full understanding of these aspect, you’ll have a clearer idea of what you’re looking for.Remember though, nobody is perfect, so prepare to compromise.The weakest ones exist between two people when one relies too heavily on the other.This can happen for lots of reasons: loneliness, financial issues, emotional support, etc.She is the author of This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years (2017). I just turned nineteen, and I have never been on a date. Within a few years I think I will be ready, and the idea of dating with intentionality and gospel-fueled motives excites me.Seriously, no coffee, no dinner, no movie, no one-on-one — ever. That’s why I’m trying to use this time now to cultivate the right kind of heart.If you’re always in the same meetings, working on the same presentations, or commiserating over the same workplace gripes, it’s not difficult to develop a flirty relationship with a coworker.“People can become attracted to each other in the workplace when they see coworkers successfully completing tasks, especially when that task takes a high level of skill,” Kerulis explains.
But in order to do that successfully, you need a lot more than just the will to get out there. Ideally, you wouldn’t be out there unless you were looking for a long-lasting committed relationship.
But, remember that values go beyond religious choices and having different core values in other aspects of your life can mean that you’d still have a good relationship.
For example, you could hold forgiveness as one of your core values, but your date’s imperfection could be finding it hard to let things go, this doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t date.
After thinking about your own Christian values and what matters to you, you can begin to think about the kind of traits you would like to see in your date, and no, we’re not just talking physically…
Ask yourself simple questions such as: do our Christian values match or what qualities would I like to find in a date?