What advice would you have about dating online and long distance relationships?The development of any relationship is challenging – but long distance does add some unique aspects to consideration. Only you can make this choice but I would speak favorably of the consideration.Although I am sure not all-inclusive, here are some thoughts that I believe one should consider as they entertain long distance relationships. Do long distance relationships grow into beautiful stories of love and happy ever after? I just encourage you to not ‘assume’ that because someone is responding to you and likes many of the same things you do (or so it appears) that they are the ‘soulmate’ for you. God’s Spirit is the best guide through this process.
If you find yourself or the other person moving quickly into ‘I love you’ or the topic of marriage comes up in the first couple of months of dating – you are moving too fast!!!
I earnestly believe that no one can know all that they need to know about another to make this choice at such an early stage.
What is really being said (in my belief) is that they are falling in love with falling in love.
This is a fantasy world and often leads to unnecessary pain for those involved.
Enjoy the process and being with one who is enjoyable to you. I know that this is not easy process to do, but I join God in wanting the very best for you – and the road of less pain and disappointment.
May God guide you and speak to you as you journey through your days of building relationships.
:) I've been meaning to write this since forever ago but between traveling, the holidays, ministry and my little 9 month old, I'm swamped!
Thanks for your patience as I am tryin' to blog as much as I can!
And this blog also applies to anyone who isn't married-- not just long distance loves!
:) I'm not sure if you're aware or not, but my now husband and I were long distance for 1 year and 7 months before we got married.
People think for some reason that just because you're long distance, doesn't mean that you aren't tempted.