That distance is one of the greatest dangers in dating.Draw the men and women we need into our feelings, our communication, and our decision-making.

It will be too easy to focus our attention and energy on each other — the status of our relationship, the nature of our conflict, the trajectory of our feelings — but the most important dynamic in our relationship will be its influence on our relationship with you.

I am naturally more concerned with what my girlfriend (or boyfriend) thinks and feels about me, when I should be far more concerned with what she (or he) thinks and feels about you.

We compromise in relationships in ways we never would otherwise.

God, blow away the fog of any infatuation, and fill our eyes with your truth and beauty.

We read articles, text friends, listen to podcasts, even ask for advice, but put off kneeling at the feet of our Father in heaven.

If we want to date well, we will need to pray more.Set our relationship apart from every fallen example around us.Allow our love and respect for one another to say something profound and beautiful about your Son, even when we make mistakes or sin against each other.Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. (James 1:5) We feel how vulnerable we are in dating — the uncertainty, the fragility, the volatility.It is not a safe love yet, because it is not yet sealed with our promises.The invitation to pray in dating is not another burden heaped onto the back of single men and women. course we have to pass before God gives us a husband or a wife.