Dating and flirt ecards
Remember, if it is gratifying to you but costly to us, it is never Christ-like. Don’t dishonor us by ‘keeping your options open.’ One of the reasons I refuse to engage in online dating, even the Christian version, is that I hate the idea of just being one of many options a man might be entertaining as he shops for a mate.
Like, how many other women has he ‘added to his cart’ besides me?
When you single us out in any way—like giving us a compliment or liking a picture we post on Facebook or letting us borrow your pencil—we notice. Sometimes it feels like the greatest curse of womanhood, the fact that we are SO aware of the littlest things.
So when you send us a private message, or call us for reasons that are not business-related, or your hugs get more frequent, we notice.
If you actually say the word date, we expect that you are ready to be singularly committed to us.
If you want to date as the world dates, be aware you are engaging in a cruel sport.
Don’t lead us to a place of intimacy if you have no intention of making us your wife.
We know it’s not ok to go to a place of physical intimacy with you outside of marriage.
If he doesn’t share Christ’s heart, we cannot expect him to love us or treat us in a Christ-like manner.
And how we usually respond is by giving you access to the deepest places in our heart that should be reserved exclusively for our husband.
When we discover, especially later in the game, that you never had any intentions of putting yourself in that role, it can cause us significant grief.
There is great wisdom to be gleaned from this verse on how to understand women and navigate relationships with us in an honorable way.
And what better time than Valentine’s Day, or as many of us like to call it, ‘Singles Awareness Day,’ to do a good heart check?
When we notice you treating us in a manner that is significantly different than the way you treat other women, it leads us to believe you are interested in us in a singular way.