Be as jealous for his time with body as you are about his time with you.Ultimately, remember, you're not the point of the relationship—Jesus is.The goals and principles for dating remain the same, but sometimes the players are farther part, meeting each other through websites, like e Harmony, or social media, like Facebook, or just through long-distance networks of friends.My wife and I dated long distance for two years — 1,906 miles and two time zones apart.It’s hard because you want to be with this person, but it also makes discernment especially difficult.Long-distance will not feel as real as same-city dating.
Finally, we need to hear an outside word that we can't quickly rationalize, twist, distort, or ignore. If your relationship becomes the center of their faith, the main and only encouragement they have in Christ, something has gone wrong. All four stand on their own as solid reasons to be committed to gathering (and being a member of) a local body.
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I've been working in youth ministry in some capacity for roughly eight years, and this is one of the most common questions I've fielded from young Christians: “How can (insert boyfriend/girlfriend) and I have a Christian dating relationship? ” As often I've heard it, I still love the the heart behind the question.
If you have friends that have dated long distance, you have friends who have complained about dating long distance.
In long-distance dating, you will not have the regular, everyday time together that same-city relationships will — fewer nights out, fewer errand trips, less time together with mutual friends, fewer shared experiences that feel like normal life.