If that’s not the direction, it’s too soon to tell, or you don’t know if it’s heading towards marriage, it’s better to pray in groups or, at the least, in public places.
There is good news though – our Church has some fantastic ways that you can pray with someone you are dating without compromising them or yourself emotionally.
And Joe knows better how to pray for Shelly when she expresses her heart felt concerns to him.
As they humble themselves, and are honest with each other before God, something deep and powerful happens. They know that if pride holds them back, prayer becomes shallow and ineffective.
When you know that you’re going to marry someone prayer is a very real way to strengthen your relationship and build it’s foundation on God.
While dating it’s important to your emotional chastity in check.
More than almost anybody else, I’ve been able to let him see the depths of my heart.
He knows my struggles and my wants in my walk with Christ.
This kind of vulnerability with God might be too much to share with a boyfriend or girlfriend unless you are certain that the relationship is going to end in marriage.
Being that open with someone who you are just dating can make the relationship cloudy and harder to end the relationship if it’s not heading toward marriage.