be open and vulnerable but it’s not when you are just getting to know someone.” Proverbs says “Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.” If you’re in a relationship, avoid discussing your future as a couple until God reveals His plan for you both.Side note: Praying together as a couple early on can seriously escalate a relationship.Setting healthy emotional and physical boundaries can be the difference between a : Keeping trusted friends in the loop lets others keep you accountable and gives you a clear-headed perspective from people that aren’t seeing him through rose-colored glasses.
Set clear physical boundaries that are specific to your relationship and what you both need to stay pure and above reproach.
Ephesians 5:3 says, “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.” And 1 Corinthians commands us to “flee immorality”.
: Between the starry eyes and the butterflies, you may be tempted to ignore some negative character patterns. Does he isolate you from your family and friends and compromise your boundaries or does he protect your reputation? 22:1 says that a good name is even more valuable than money. : Like my mom told me, “There are only so many progressions that a relationship can take.
The faster you begin them, the faster you progress.” The longer you can delay even innocent PDA, the more you can build a secure friendship based on what really matters in a relationship…and not what makes you weak in the knees!
Allow the godly friends in your life to hold you accountable.
: Being alone in a house, apartment, or dorm room is usually unwise.
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