Many hours were spent on Facetime discussing everything from faith to football and we developed a relationship that was deeper and more intimate than one fostered by kisses and cuddles alone.
Discover why setting boundaries is important or how following Christian principles can help whilst dating.
Friendships are differentiated from work, church, or marriage relationships in that they are formed only by attachment—two people who enjoy each other or common interests.
Sometimes that means we need to tell our spouse “no” when they are not exercising self-control.
In the book, the authors gave the example of one spouse who continually makes the other late to events.
What they do not realize is that they are not doing anyone any favors by allowing their boundaries to be overstepped.
Boundary-injured people often feel used and overlooked, out-of-control and unable to say “no”.
I was dressed as Audrey Hepburn and he was dressed as the Energizer bunny (when I say dressed, I mean he had two batteries taped to his back).
He tried to hold my hand that night, I got freaked out because no one had ever made a move on me before and then we went our separate ways.
This would imply we will enjoy everyone, something we don’t always have control over. Due to the one-flesh nature of marriage, boundary issues are most rampant in this sacred union and most important to be solved.
Friends are very significant, but they do not replace God, and we need to develop several deep friendships, so that we are not putting unrealistic expectations on any one friend. The bond is like none other on earth except with that of Christ, but the identities are separate, as well as the roles, responsibilities and personalities.
So you’ve just met someone new, you get along great and you’re enjoying the rush of affection that comes with the honeymoon period.