Kissed dating goodbye ebook
In my sophomore year, my involvement in the dating game took a more serious turn. She was beautiful, blonde, and two inches taller than I. I asked her to be my girlfriend on the youth group's water ski retreat. Everyone in our youth group recognized us as a couple. As a result, we experienced ongoing tension, and it wore on us. "We have to break up," I said to her one night after a movie. "Is there any chance we can have something in the future? My dreams of romance had ended in compromise, bitterness, and regret. " I felt discouraged, confused, and desperate for an alternative to the cycle of short-term relationships in which I found myself. I thought He'd bring me the ideal girlfriend or totally remove my desire for romance.
Instead, He revealed through His Word what it meant to submit my love life to His Willsomething I'd never truly done.
Have you tasted pain in dating, drifted through one romance or, possibly, several of them? I Kissed Dating Goodbye shows what it means to entrust your love life to God. I hope you're better at keeping promises now than you were when I knew you." "My, don't you look nice in that tuxedo. " There are relationships that I can only look back on with regret. I laugh them off as part of the game of love that everyone plays.
But as the minister began to lead Anna and David through their vows, the unthinkable happened. The only worry was being dumpedyou never wanted to get dumped, you wanted to do the dumping.
A girl stood up in the middle of the congregation, walked quietly to the altar, and took David's other hand. One girl I knew had the fastest breakup routine ever: When she was ready to end a relationship, she'd say, "Skippy-bop, you just got dropped." But soon, just saying you were going out with someone wasn't enough.
God not only wants me to act differently, He wants me to think differentlyto view love, purity, and singleness from His perspective, to have a new lifestyle and attitude.
The basis of this new attitude is what I call "smart love." Paul describes this kind of love in Philippians 1:9-10: And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ.