Dating advice for long distance relationships
Many people disappear from the face of the earth when they start dating someone.When your boyfriend or girlfriend is not always present, you will be able to more easily continue in other healthy relationships within your Christian community.We could list many more advantages to dating long-distance.One more worth mentioning that Bethany and I experienced is that it forces you to be creative and more thoughtful.
I believe the whole point of Christian dating is to get to know someone better for the purpose of seeing if the two of you want to progress into marriage.
(For more on that topic, read this article I wrote for Desiring God: Is It Sin to Be Sad?
) Another con to dating long-distance as Christians is that when you are together, the sexual temptation will be heightened.
My wife and I had a running joke when we were dating long-distance about, “What if there is a 5 day? After a year of dating, Bethany moved to Cleveland because I was still in school here.
All that to say, before getting married I would recommend someone moving so you can date traditionally for a little bit at least. We dated for four months, then got engaged, and then got married four months after that.