But there are some things we can do as singles to avoid the confusion and frustration caused by singleness.Here are some ways we can be more intentional in our interactions with the opposite sex and cause less confusion.Commitment and intentionality are inadvertently being discouraged by increased opportunities to go on group dates and see members of the opposite sex without pursuit.Another reason people are choosing a life of singleness is because of the difficulty, confusion and frustration that comes with dating.That you value them uniquely and desire to make that known.Singleness is a wonderful gift we have been blessed with.
It hurts my heart every time I hear one of my single friends say, “I’m enjoying being single right now.” If we’re not careful, those words can be decrypted to mean “I’m enjoying my life of selfishness.” Part of the reason many people are choosing a life of singleness is because some singles ministries make being single fun and exciting.
Saying “Hey, I’ll be at _______ Saturday night,” announces where you are going, but it doesn’t include the other person.
Saying “Hey, I’ll be at _______ Saturday night and I would really like it if you would join me” communicates that their presence is important to you, and you want them there. I’ve always had the attitude that you should only date if you are ready for marriage.
Being intentional means not being afraid to communicate.
If you’ve been in the Christian dating scene for awhile, you’ve probably heard the acronym DTR, also known as “define the relationship.” I wholeheartedly believe this term would have never been coined if singles were intentionally communicating their feelings already.
For the purpose of this topic we will assume you have already received an encrypted Mirramail message with Outlook, Outlook Express or another email program and the message is in the In Box, although it can be in any Outlook or Outlook Express message folder.