Rules of engagement christian dating
I recently had a conversation with a college sophomore who was recently engaged and was planning a two-year engagement.
I cringed as he talked about how they had been successfully pure throughout their lengthy dating relationship and as he naively assumed the two-year engagement would be a piece of cake.
However, if you are not in a place to get married within a short period of time, you’d be wise to reconsider whether or not you are ready to enter that phase of life.Had we waited until all of our “ducks were in a row,” we would not have been so aware of how the Lord provided for us. Regardless of the length of your engagement, tensions build once you begin this phase of your relationship.We now have an amazing story of God’s faithfulness in our lives, and I cannot think of a better way to begin a marriage than by relying so strongly on the One who provides. Suddenly, you are removed from the “everything is wonderful” phase of your relationship, with its dreaming and dating and few worries, into the pressurized season of wedding planning, financial considerations and the stress of wedding two lives into one.You would be hard pressed to find a couple who would recommend a long engagement.
Many of those whose engagement was long would not encourage it.The pressure, from the Enemy, from your own natural desires, and from the culture can overwhelm you and your fiance in extraordinary ways. As Satan begins to attack you during this phase, even the most righteous can fall.