And, More Importantly, Staying In Love!
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When a couple is falling in love slowly, that is a good sign! A romance that is too quickly is a recipe for trouble. Do not allow simply physical attraction to be your motivation; make sure the person you would like to date is to be spiritually like-minded and that they have similar interests. Also, be sure they are a match for your personality and the values that you hold. ~ Bill Greguska
Ephesians 5:3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed because these are improper for God’s holy people.
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Falling In Love!
God has wired us to be relational beings, one man with one woman. Falling in love and being in love are beautiful gifts from God.
From the beginning of time, God had in mind real mature love and respect connected with commitment.
I fell in love only to learn that the romance was more conditional love than unconditional love.
It is always best to keep physical signs of affection under lock and key until you are both sure that the relationship will last. Then is wise to get counsel and possibly an engagement and plans for marriage to follow. But keep the physical side away so it will not distract from getting to know each other and preparing for marriage.
I was married for ten years only to find out falling in love is only a small part of love, not the lion’s share of love.
That is where so many people get married, and sometimes the feelings of love fade, and there is nothing to hold it together without really committed love. Falling in love is lovely, yet at the same time, it needs to be based on real feelings and intellect rather than lust, physical desires, and feelings of needing to be married. ~ Bill Greguska
Keep Sexuality Out Of Falling In Love!
In our society, with a heavy influence on sexual freedom and independence and lack of moral fiber, these issues have dirtied the water when falling in love.
Too often, people mistake having sexual feelings for a feeling of falling in love.
This fact has been responsible for many single-parent households, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, and broken homes.
Falling in love is not something to play with; there are consequences when feeling only because it can change. There needs to be excellent communication, shared values, and interests, plus the test of time seeing each other in many different lights and situations to understand who you are getting involved with. ~ Bill Greguska
Take The Time You Need To Do What You Need To Do!
- Keep your eyes open for red flags. “wide open,” please! And thank the Lord that He reveals them. If your heart is in His calm control, you can more clearly see and discuss these flags with Him and even with her to help her analyze and pray about where these are coming from and how to deal with them.
- Remember, the older a girl or guy gets [unless they are getting closer to the Lord, being changed by Him], they are getting more hard-wired to Stay like they have been, less open at ALL to change, which is necessary for a marriage!! Mother says, ” Just like the fan over your head! It has to be controlled by the button that will determine how fast or slow it goes.”
- Do not let a man/woman get on the same or near the same level as God is in your life. Mother looks at Daddy’s picture every night and says, “Goodnight, my dear Autrie. You will always be just under the First Love of my life! Autrie had almost 66 years of marriage.
- Don’t assume a man/woman is wonderful to let them show you. That thought is just helpful for you to further guard your mind and thoughts. Keep from racing ahead of God’s perfect timing! ~ Sue Sauer
When You Fall In Love, Stay In Love! (Humorous Video)
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