If you can’t get peace, that is an answer.” When God opens the door for marriage in your life, you will know that you know you are with the right person. Here’s why: in the dating world, thoughts like, “I can’t break up because…,” mean that doubt has given the keys to fear which will drive you down a rough road containing potholes of confusion and bumps of anxiety.
If you aren’t 100 percent certain that things should progress, you’d better take a time-out from the relationship and pray for God to clearly confirm His will! If that’s not enough, your joy tank will eventually read empty.
If travels down doubt path have you pondering whether or not to proceed in your current dating relationship, allow me to throw out a sign for you which reads, “faith and peace mean go; doubt and fear mean NO!
” …The one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
If it’s true that you don’t want to look back someday after the romantic feelings subside (and they will), and regret you lost (amongst other blessings) valuable time.
Then, ask God for discernment as you listen to others’ advice.
It’s perfectly healthy to forgive, but it’s not OK to be unwise.
One could certainly ask, “If a Christian cannot marry an unbeliever, why would they ever date one? I think one can have a friendship relationship with an unbeliever of the opposite sex, without entering into a dating relationship.Within the context of a friendship relationship, the Gospel can surely be shared.I would raise another set of standards, which are given to us in the Book of Proverbs.The Proverbs speak of those with whom we should associate (i.e., the wise).They also have much to say about those with whom we should not associate.
For you, being smart means that after you leave the relationship you shouldn’t go back!