Stages in christian dating courtship relationship
It is so refreshing when a man and a woman choose to keep Christ at the centre of their lives.
And it sounds like you know in your heart what you are seeking with this woman.
Don't allow your heads to so rule over your hearts that you forget romance.
As you transform a relationship that you have guarded against romance into romance — don't forget to be romantic!
As the man, you need to take leadership in the area of romance in a courtship.
Be creative, be fun, be spontaneous at times — but allow her the benefit of feeling and knowing your affection.
Physical touch/intimacy should correspond with commitment. This doesn’t mean anything goes if you are engaged. What is your motivation -- power and control, gratifying your own ego, meeting a selfish need, or genuine affection?
If you feel convicted of certain behaviors, stop doing them.
Your courtship may lead you to discerning marriage. By that I mean, take time to actually pray for guidance and wisdom in this matter.
Here is an important question for you to ponder before you make the step of "transforming" your relationship from friendship to romance.
Are you both at a stage in life where marriage would be a real option?
Don't just make it a done-deal the moment you enter into the courtship.
(This is going to be a real temptation.) You may feel right away in your hearts to follow the course of marriage; however, you should take some time to test those feelings. Let your relationship breath for a while as you pray about that decision and grow together in a new way.