In many dating relationships, neither person is thinking about a realistic “big picture” time frame Many relationships are caught up in the present moment with very little thought to the consequences of arousing or awakening love at the current time. But taking time, emotions, money, and especially physical arousal from another person with no consideration of marriage, is selfish and sinful.
Three times the woman in the book of Song of Solomon warns her friends not to “stir up or awaken love until it pleases”. They consider the effect that a significant amount of time has on two people with heightened attraction for each other and how heightened emotions and infatuation only cloud one’s choice of whether or not to love. Be strong and follow Jesus when a man is following himself. If you’re dating, what timeline is your current pace setting?
Once the stallion of your emotions, feelings, and hormones leaves the corral, it’s very difficult to reign back in.
Example: “For halloween, we should tots dress up as Marty Mc Fly and Doc from Back to the Future,” or “My mom makes a mean pot roast.
There is cuddling, but no one spends the night and no one worries about why no one spent the night. Third Date: If one person has been paying, the other person pays. Swearing to campaign for a pro-marriage equality candidate or volunteer at a soup kitchen is the same thing as actually doing it. If one of you uses a unicycle as her main form of transportation, this must be disclosed now.
If one of you is a Republican, this must be disclosed now.