You Might Be Wondering
Why I would do this:
Well, I am a very committed follower of Christ. No, I do not think dating is bad. No, Christ does not think you should never have feelings for someone.
Actually, Christ has created us to be attracted to each other. If you have ever read Song of Solomon in the Bible, it is all about sex and loving your husband/wife. Dating is supposed to be the friendship we have with our future husband/wife before marrying them. I am seventeen. I will not marry someone I start dating now. Maybe YOU will, but God has made it very clear that it’s not the plan for me. Sure, maybe I am friends with the guy I’m going to marry right now, but they are going to have to wait.
For me, it is a matter of personal choice and obedience to God as well. I say is, because it wasn’t a once-and-done decision. Every day, I have to wake up and decide not to pursue my “romantic desires”.
Ever since kindergarten, I have been interested in guys. In fact, I can probably make up a very long list of the guys I’ve “dated” in my lifetime. Those little relationships didn’t cause any harm. The ones that did cause harm were in the past few years.
I think of dating as a deep and wonderful thing, not just something to mess around with. I have had 2 “real” relationships, in which I gave huge parts of my heart away.
Those 2 relationships were very negative extremes, and if you would like to know more, you may ask. I’m not saying there wasn’t anything good about them, there was, but there was a lot of negative that has changed the course of my life.
These 3 years will be spent becoming the Woman of God I need to be, for God and for my husband.