We never know when He’s going to teach us a lesson, show us a sign when we need it most or bring people in our lives when we least expect it.
When I least expected it, God brought Scott into my life and we’ve been dating ever since. As we grow together in our relationship, God has walked with us as we have continued to learn about Him and each other.
It is important to talk about this early in the relationship instead of when communication starts becoming a problem. You and your significant other are unable to go on real dates very often because of the distance, but it is important to set aside time for dates.
I thought this was a great question and very relevant to the nature of dating relationships these days!
Staying over with each other when you visit in a long-distance relationship is totally “acceptable” by our society, so it is hard for young couples to really see what is wrong with it, especially if you are remaining chaste in your relationship.
To remind her of his constant love, he wrote her letters—one each day, in fact. But, lo and behold, I soon found in a long-distance relationship. Because of our global society, long-distance relationships are becoming more and more prevalent. In fact, with the right handling, a long-distance relationship can be a positive experience that results in a lasting relationship.
They fell in love but he had to keep travelling with his job. My aunt told me a story like this many years ago and it’s always stuck with me—and made me leery of long-distance relationships.
But, I have to agree with your boyfriend’s parents. There has always been in our Christian tradition an understanding of the sin of “giving rise to scandal”.
In this day and age when very little is actually considered “scandalous” by our society, it may be hard to relate to the meaning of this expression. Can you live your life in a way to demonstrate the value of that virtue to everyone around you?My first serious relationship turned into my first long-distance relationship. But even though long-distance relationships have a reputation for not working, they can work if you know how to navigate it.Some of you reading this might be in the same situation I was in when I graduated.It will greatly benefit your relationship if you set clear expectations for how and how often you will communicate.Some couples flourish on a few phone calls a week whereas others need to communicate more often.In order to flourish, long-distance relationships must be intentional and defined.