Dating relationships for christians
(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.
Other pros to dating long-distance is that the exposure to physical temptation is lessened.
Hanging out with someone all the time inevitability presents opportunity for physical intimacy, which can quickly cross healthy boundaries in Christian dating.
If you on that sexual desire in the dating relationship, however, that’s when sin occurs. (For more on this, read, “How Far Is Too Far In Christian Dating?
So be on guard when you do finally get to see each other. Accept that you will not be able to spend enough time together so you don’t overdo it when you do see each other. Go to bed and enjoy the time you do have rather than trying to make up for lost time. ” There are many other cons to dating long-distance as Christians, but one more worth mentioning is that you really do need to spend time together before getting married.
Some cons to be aware of when dating long-distance is that you will be tempted to idolize being with that person, thus ruining your joy in God in your present moments.
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.
While the solution to this temptation is not to simply never hangout, dating long-distance does have its advantages here for Christians.
When you date long-distance as a Christian, you will also be less tempted to be totally consumed by this new relationship.