Intentional friendship dating
But, through it all, friends remain tried and true. The friends you choose don’t stick with you out of obligation; there’s no friendship license that you sign, and though they may feel like your brothers and sisters, you aren’t really bound by blood the way you are with your actual siblings.
So, what makes friendship so special that it defies legal and biological bonds to be some of the most meaningful relationships in life? Being an intentional friend and forging lasting friendships all come down to the intentional choices that you make each and every day.
I am only in my 6th year of marriage so it’s no head knowledge either – I am walking it out daily!
I know I have many readers and subscribers that are older in marriage.
You have decided you like what you see and have received positive feedback from a mentor or very good trusted friend. But courtship is the process by which you learn and discover if both of you are meant to be together.
At this time intentions have been declared, you know what you are doing and why you are doing it Tommy and I had been hanging out with a good friend of ours but we ditched them at this point : ) We still hang out in groups but we also spent time together. Ideally at this point, “the question” has been asked and the answer (a “yes”) given. The elaborateness does not begin on the wedding day itself, but long before when the groom-to-be visits the girl’s parents to declare his intentions for their girl. The visits and dowry negotiations can be drawn out and delicate and will often involve extended family members and friends.
While we’re on the subject of bad circumstances, it’s important to note that intentional friends choose to forgive one another, even when they’ve been hurt.
Now, that’s not to say, though, that intentional friends are doormats or that they condone manipulation or abuse.
A caveat; Still it’s a common theme and structure for many christian singles in church. “Dating” and “going out on a date” are two different things.We continued with our hangouts after we got married and right up until our move two years ago.Not to say that we are now perfect as couple and have never had issues.I pray that the tips and insights will refresh and refocus your journey too.Since we will be talking many things “early marriage” I thought it would be good to share a bit of my background, so that you understand what influences some of my thinking on this blog.