In this age of endless connection, we are more disconnected than ever and most relationships don’t go very far beyond the surface.
I think you'll be surprised by how much you learn about what you actually need and want out of a relationship when you first look inwardly rather than outwardly.If you are asking a question about women, take a deep breath and listen with curiosity.To start out, we recommend asking the questions about them and their lives outside of women.I think it's so unfortunate when people enter into a relationship (or even a friendship) and start to change who they truly are in order to please the other person or to make the relationship work.Losing yourself in a relationship or another person isn't something that happens overnight.Ever wish you could predict ahead of time whether or not a dating relationship will work out? It always makes sense to go out with someone you've known for a while rather than a stranger. Ever spent time with a guy who likes to brag about how far he got on his last date? Are the things most important to you also important to them? And both partners in a good relationship try their best to demonstrate Christ-like love.It would save a lot of headaches and heartache, wouldn't it? This kind of "first impression" information is very helpful as you think about who you will or won't consider dating. Not exactly the kind of people you want to trust with your self-image or your reputation. Are you headed in the same general direction in life? Be sure to subscribe to this blog so you don't miss a thing and forward this to a friend if you found it helpful.All material © Copyright, Mark Anthony Mc Cray unless otherwise noted!Here are some questions I think are good to ask yourself to make sure you're staying to true your identity, whether you're already in a dating relationship or interested in entering one (following six questions from 1) Who is the most important person in your life, and why? More precisely, how do you feel about yourself -- physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually?3) What is the most important thing in the world to you?While you can't predict the future, you can make choices that will help guide you to relationships that are both exciting and honoring to God. As you think through potential dates, ask yourself these questions: 1. "Don't judge a book by its cover." That's how the old saying goes. (For instance: You value good grades and plan to attend college; your potential date regularly cuts classes and has no plans for life after graduation.) Do they have decent standards when it comes to the movies and TV shows they watch? True, first impressions aren't totally accurate. But until you get to know a person, you must depend on first impressions. Are they committed, growing Christians who seek to live what they believe? If they've been in a serious dating relationship before, did they flirt with others or cheat on the person they were dating? During the first couple of dates, questions like these may feel more comfortable than some other types.