The young ladies I’ve spoken to share this frustration.
“You misunderstand,” he said, “we aren’t dating – we’re just talking.” “Talking?
” I replied, a little confused, “you mean like we’re talking right now.” “No,” he explained, “we’re at the stage of the relationship just before dating.
This struck me in a recent conversation with a friend who told me he had gone out several times with a young lady and was uncertain about the status of the relationship.
Curious, I asked him if he was planning on continuing to date this girl.
If things don’t work out, and if you’ve acted like a true man, you’ve gotten to know a sister in Christ better and helped prepare her to meet her future husband.
If things do work out, congratulations, you’re married. If you are a young man intimidated by the prospect of intentionally pursuing a young woman as a wife, seek the Lord in fervent prayer.If you think she’s a great girl but don’t want to pursue the relationship further, tell her!That’s the kind of “talking” that should characterize the relationship.By JD Gunter One of the unique opportunities I have attending seminary, after ten years of marriage, is discipling young men who are single or dating.One of the disadvantages, however, is not being current on the lingo.They are stuck going on non-dates with guys who are scared to date.