Love

What should you look for in a guy?

What qualities should I look for in a guy I want to date or marry?

I’ve never met a person who didn’t want to find someone to love and be loved by. Romantic love is precious, a prize to be cherished. Think over the many fairy tales circulating in our literature. Isn’t finding “true love” one of the common themes? So, with all this love in the air, shouldn’t finding it for ourselves be simple? Maybe, but it wasn’t for me. Looking for love (in the wrong places?) When I was a younger woman, I knew I wanted to find love, but wasn’t sure what to look for in a guy. I thought love was…

Real Answers: What are different ways to show love?

Real Question: What are some different ways to show love?   A Twenty-Something’s Perspective . . . Courtney’s answer: There are many different ways to show love. The most common include physical touch, acts of service, quality time, gifts, and words of affirmation. I have been realizing that I often show love how I wish to receive love. While this isn’t bad, it is helpful to take a second to ask how your friend or significant other receives love. Just recently, I realized that my roommate feels most loved through acts of service. This is not my favorite way to…

When staying single isn't easy...

Saving Your Heart by Staying Single

When I was in eighth grade, I made a commitment: I would be stay single and not participate in the “high school dating game.” I had just broken up with my first real boyfriend and decided that I wanted my next boyfriend to be my future husband. I didn’t want to date several guys in my teen years and only have little to offer my future husband when I met him. I also wanted to do as Song of Solomon 2:7 (MSG) suggests, “Don’t excite love, don’t stir it up, until the time is ripe—and you’re ready.”   This commitment to…

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Does a high school romance have any hope for the future?

It’s the month of love and so we’re taking extra time to answer the dating and relationship questions we often get from teen girls. Below is a second perspective on the topic of planning your future. If you missed the previous answer to this question, you can find it here. I met my first boyfriend at one of my brother’s soccer games. He was a soccer player, too, and I thought he was so cute. We were both 14 years old and freshmen in high school. He took me to the Valentine’s Day dance that year (his mother drove and…

How much should we plan?

Should my boyfriend and I plan our future?

It’s the month of love and so we’re taking extra time to answer the dating and relationship questions we often get from teen girls. Today, we have the first of two perspectives on the topic of planning your future. Join us later this week for another perspective. When I was 15 I fell in love. My heart was tuned to hear the beats of my beloved. Our bond would never fade. Our future together was set in stone. Except we broke up. And so did my heart. First of all, let me say God had His plan in mind for…

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