Boundaries in dating

09-Jun-2019 14:12

If the honest answer is affection and intimacy, no number of boundaries can guard us completely.

We can put up all the fences we want, but the brokenness hides inside of us (and all our fences), and it waits to strike when we’re at our weakest and most vulnerable.

What are we really after in dating (or in all of life)?

What are we trying to secure or enjoy in this relationship?

Satan takes the infinite wisdom and love of the Father, and makes him sound overprotective.

But if we’re able to answer that we’re after more of Jesus in dating and in marriage, the boundaries that once looked so stale, boring, and old-fashioned suddenly become our best friends in the fight.

They’re the courageous, faith-filled steps we take to find more of Jesus together.

More than half of enjoying the beach, though, is being able to stand big.

Something happens deep inside of us when we walk up, let the water splash over our feet, and stare out over endless waves, extending far beyond our imagination can run.

Satan takes the infinite wisdom and love of the Father, and makes him sound overprotective.

But if we’re able to answer that we’re after more of Jesus in dating and in marriage, the boundaries that once looked so stale, boring, and old-fashioned suddenly become our best friends in the fight.

They’re the courageous, faith-filled steps we take to find more of Jesus together.

More than half of enjoying the beach, though, is being able to stand big.

Something happens deep inside of us when we walk up, let the water splash over our feet, and stare out over endless waves, extending far beyond our imagination can run.

The boundaries — these spiritual acts of war — are not stealing anything from us.