Being friends first dating
Because you have your friendship to serve as the foundation, you don’t have to rely on sex to make you both feel close to each other, and once the excitement of the sex fizzles out, you’ll still have your love for each other.
You have a strong foundation, which lends itself to a longer, more meaningful relationship.
I believe: 1) Men should initiate the relationship.
2) Preparing yourself for a relationship is part of becoming a man.
After all, isn’t that why we date – to connect like dots and legos? It starts off with that highly anticipated telephone conversation you’ve both been eagerly awaiting since you first met.
But through it all, there is no denying the thrilling allure of being in the presence of someone you have yet to experience while eagerly searching for a romantic connection with him/her.
This may sound old-fashioned, but I believe it not for the sake of tradition, which of necessity comes and goes, but because it is biblical.
Men are frustrated because they don't understand what women want from them; and if they do have a clue, men feel the expectations are too high. How should Christian men and women move toward deeper friendship, possibly even engagement and marriage?Clearly it is Christ who initiates the relationship—“We love because he first loved us” (1 John ).Furthermore, the Ephesians 5 passage describes the husband as “the head of the wife.” Men are called to be—created to be—leaders.Perhaps its his ascot and 3 sets of extra tight suits that rub you the wrong way.Or perhaps its the wife and three children he was hiding that eventually turns you off.