” Can you imagine how constantly hearing this question from friends, family, and unsuspecting old ladies makes some singles believe they have a problem? When you date, allow the community of people around to speak into your relationship. Your friends are able to see inconsistencies and problems you can’t because they are outside the storm.
If you are confident God called you to marry, he will deliver. There must be a secret bylaw passed down from the early church fathers, but once you reach the age of 25 you will be asked the question almost weekly…”When are you getting married?
But being intentional about spending time apart doesn’t mean one of you has to move to another state.But at some point, I firmly believe a couple should be able to vocalize exactly why they’re dating the other, whether it be for current companionship or long term. The purpose of dating is to get to know your romantic partner as much as possible before the context of marriage.Bring him or her to dinner with friends, family gatherings, pray together, eat together.But that doesn’t mean my boyfriend and I can’t be intentional in our dating by voicing that we are discerning marriage with the other. The hope for long-term commitment has given us a heightened awareness that we need to be intentional in our dating.If you’re wondering what intentional dating is, well, we’re in the same boat.