But intimacy in any relationship requires vulnerability, and vulnerability means opening yourself up to the possibility of pain.Although I succeeded in avoiding dating for most of my life, I did not succeed in avoiding pain.But some people just aren’t photogenic or good at conveying their sense of humor via an app profile.The whole fun of casual dating is that you get to meet people whom you wouldn’t otherwise. However, if the person crosses moral boundaries or reveals that God doesn’t play a large role in their life, don’t compromise. Don’t let yourself get sucked into an infatuation with someone who pulls you away from God.Waiting on God to bring your spouse into your life can be an act of faith, but it can also be motivated by fear or passivity. Casual dating has definitely been an adventure so far.
Newly single, she's not looking for anything serious — she's looking to have a good time without anyone getting hurt.
At every step, allow God to test your motives and to speak into the process.
Don’t assume that you know what He will say: instead, seek His counsel. He doesn’t lead me based on a formula, but as part of a process. Sometimes, it’s not the right guy for you to be giving your time to. And know He is there with you at all times, protecting you, comforting you, and even smiling and laughing with you.
Other times, it may feel uncomfortable to you, but God wants to stretch you through the interaction. The best surprises of my casual dating adventures have come from being generous in my “likes” on dating apps.
Some people may not seem like “your type” at first glance.
(Make small talk for an hour with someone I barely know? I grew up in the era, and I thrived on all the courtship advice.