I realise that so many people have opinions and thoughts on relationships and dating. People have had various experiences in their lives, some good relationships, bad ones. Some have had many girlfriends/boyfriends before getting married. Some have never had one and then suddenly out of the blue meet ‘the one’ and a few months later they have got married and live happily ever after in a castle in the clouds – or something like that.
I encourage you to bear that in mind as you read my thoughts on relationships, that some may disagree and may have some things to add. Also, in some things, not all is as ‘black and white’ as it may seem. There may be some ‘grey areas’ that need to be considered and chatted through with those we trust, and our leaders. These are areas of thought that people make disagree on, and have various thoughts on that may differ from couple to couple. Also, there will be some aspects and areas about relationships that are incredibly black and white, and that may be difficult to swallow sometimes. We have a God who is forgiving, who listens, who understands, and who leads us down the best paths to take. As we look and think about relationships, we need to believe these truths about God, and live our lives accordingly. If you are a follower of Jesus, believing in Him and have received Him into your life, then the Holy Spirit lives within you, and with Him, you can lead a life that is fulfilling, exciting, and holy. God wants us to lead ourselves well, and that includes the way we handle and lead relationships with those of the opposite sex.
My heart is that through these blog entries, that you will be caused to think about it more, to maybe alter attitudes and behaviours where need be. At times I hope the blog entries will cause you to start new behaviours when it comes to this issue. Other times, you’ll stop doing some things that you are led to stop.
I’m planning various blog entries, the first should be pretty soon (hopefully!) But I felt it was important to start off chatting about this idea of black & white, and grey areas, to get us off the mark.