If you can just get your hair, abs, complexion, and clothes just right, then The One will scamper to you like a squirrel to a nut factory. Sure appearance might catch someone’s eye, but it’s personality, values, faith, heart, past, present, and future that’s going to make them stay.
Your petals might be beautiful, but if you don’t have any nectar then the bees are just going to fly away. It can prop up an intimacy that has no foundation to sustain it.
If you want to truly have a meaningful Valentines Day, try going through these 15 crucial questions that will help you get to “?
” Original Photo by Leland Francisco Marriage is like rolling Play-Doh, the more two different colors are meshed together the harder it becomes to distinguish one from another.
This question is extremely important and often difficult to answer, especially if a relationship has already become too physical.
When you're first getting to know someone, a lull in the conversation can feel awkward. Just ask a few questions and get the conversation rolling again.
Try some general ones like these or choose a theme and let the conversation roll from there.
Knowing a potential boyfriend or girlfriend's future goals will let you know if you're on similar paths and whether you're compatible.
It's also fun to ask questions that compare where someone thought they would be at this age to where they actually are now.
If lies creep into the relationship, it's time to get truthful, or call it quits. If this happens, both of you need some space, and maybe you even need to back away from the relationship. If you can't answer yes to these questions, please talk with your youth pastor or someone else who can give you guidance in this critical area. The Bible calls these changes "repentance" (Acts , NIV), and it means that you will, with God's help, stop doing the behavior that got you into trouble in the first place.
But now and then you need to have a conversation that goes a bit deeper—that lets you know each other's likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, hopes and dreams. To avoid pushing the limits beyond the point of no control, you need to set agreed-upon limits early on. More questions worth asking: Do both of you understand why God wants people to save sex for marriage? With "nothing to do," it's easy to fill up your time by becoming more physically involved than you should. That's why it's important to forgive each other.