Dating advice for long distance relationships
Many people disappear from the face of the earth when they start dating someone.When your boyfriend or girlfriend is not always present, you will be able to more easily continue in other healthy relationships within your Christian community.Other pros to dating long-distance is that the exposure to physical temptation is lessened.Hanging out with someone all the time inevitability presents opportunity for physical intimacy, which can quickly cross healthy boundaries in Christian dating.(For more on that topic, read this article I wrote for Desiring God: Is It Sin to Be Sad?
To have a sexual desire for the person you are dating is good. Because it is a sign that you should be progressing towards marriage (1 Corinthians 7:9).
Dating long-distance is a challenge to your Christian dating experience.
So while you should try to embrace the positives, another piece of Christian dating advice for long-distance relationships is to be aware of the hardships ahead.
We would send each other fun packages, we would write each other Q&A emails, we would do a “book club” type of thing where we read a book and discussed it over the phone, and when we did visit each other we made sure to make the most of every minute together.
So bottom line, one piece of Christian dating advice on long-distance relationships is to embrace the positives rather than complaining about the negatives (Philippians ).