Devotional for young dating couples
We’re betting a portion of our heart, without knowing how they will respond. More than that, when sinful people are put in a place of danger, they’re more prone to play God.
We are most prone to try and seize control of the situation — of hearts, of circumstances, or of emotions, all in self-defensive ways that are tragically self-defeating. In self-perpetuating irony, magnifying all of the uncertainty and anxiety, we just end up multiplying our own pain and destroying the relationship.
In dating, disappointment exists in the form of breaking up.
Why does exclusive dating so often leave us undone?The answer is very clear: There are a lot of chips on the table and with blind odds.The risk in dating is never higher than when sharing intimate, vulnerable, breakable pieces of ourselves — in appropriate ways and at appropriate time — without any certainty this will lead to marriage.We are tempted to earn and secure love by our own power, and tempted to test others’ worthiness for our love.And yet we have a God who passionately endorses marriage as the norm for people, and is actively seeking to bless us.