Dating tips for women in new relationships
After the proposal is seamlessly executed and delivered by the man with no snags whatsoever, the woman says yes with no hesitation, accompanied by smiles and tears all around. It should guide you in every decision, thought and act until you stand before God, the people and the pastor on the big day. Remember that if you get nothing else out of this column.Assuming this "cardinal rule of engagement," let's look at some God-honoring, useful ways to spend this unique time.As you plan the music, preaching and other aspects of your wedding service, keep in mind that it is ultimately an event of worship before God.
If each of you feels that you should talk to someone that you trust (of the same sex) about fears or concerns you may have about your sexual relationship — especially the wedding night itself — then do that as your wedding approaches.If that happens, the next step is for the guy to go through that sweep the woman he loves off her feet.Just as you women suspect, this process comes naturally and easily to all men. There is really only one concept to keep in mind when it comes to engagement, and it's quite easy.Finally, is there an affection for this person in my heart and mind based on the way God has defined biblical manhood and womanhood?This is (hopefully) a much deeper and godlier assessment then simply asking, "Am I physically attracted to him or her? " If you get through all that soul-searching, you may decide (probably separately at this point) that marriage between the two of you is the right thing before the Lord.
PART 7: From 'Hi' to 'I Do' in a Year » Let's talk first (and briefly) about the decision whether to marry a particular person.