It’s hard because you want to be with this person, but it also makes discernment especially difficult.
Long-distance will not feel as real as same-city dating.
Any dating couple — whether they’re next-door neighbors or international heartthrobs — should intimacy.
The great prize in marriage is Christ-centered intimacy; the great prize in dating is Christ-centered clarity.
We all do well to make decisions in dating with that reality in mind.
However, since long-distance relationships bring special challenges, they require special wisdom.
People are pursuing marriage in more ways than ever before.
With developments in technology and communication, dating is changing as well.
In long-distance dating, you will not have the regular, everyday time together that same-city relationships will — fewer nights out, fewer errand trips, less time together with mutual friends, fewer shared experiences that feel like normal life.How can you develop clarity about doing everyday life with them for the rest of your days if you never get to taste everyday life with them now in dating?The goals and principles for dating remain the same, but sometimes the players are farther part, meeting each other through websites, like e Harmony, or social media, like Facebook, or just through long-distance networks of friends.My wife and I dated long-distance for two years — 1,906 miles and two time zones apart.
You’re connecting in the cracks of life, often debriefing after all the action of the day is done.
You’re trying to make the headlines — exciting and discouraging — feel real for your boyfriend or girlfriend, but as much as they care about you, they aren’t there.