Interacting with the opposite sex became this pressure-filled, awkward interaction that left me feeling confused, impatient and lacking control. Dating in wider society is often portrayed as a feel-good experience.
I bought into the theory that dating was wrong and that the only way to find God’s one and only match for my life would be to wait for Him. If you feel “right” together, if you’re having fun, if there’s passion and pleasure, then it must be a good relationship.
As hard as it is now to admit, I was that young Christian girl who jumped on the bandwagon of kissing dating goodbye—except, of course, for dating Jesus. Though I wish I could change my relationship history, my choices make sense in the context of my former belief system.
I repressed my desire for dating and decided that courtship was the “holier” course of action for my life. Let’s be honest: The world of dating can be hard to navigate for a young Christian.
It’s a mentality that causes us to live in the moment, rather than building a future at the same time.
It’s no wonder Christians tend to freak out about dating.
Yet as I began to engage in the balancing act between the world’s perspective of dating vs.