Dating. It’s a loaded word. Some people hate the word because it brings thoughts of broken relationships and rejection. For others, dating is an exciting and fun adventure to explore. Regardless of how you feel about dating, here are some principles that will help you become smarter in dating.
- High School relationships don’t last – Almost all high school relationships end in breaking up. That can be a depressing reality, or it can be something that empowers you. If you realize that more than likely the person you’re dating right now you won’t marry and will most likely break up with, it can free you to not take the relationship so seriously.
You can be free to get to know someone of the opposite sex, but without putting tons of pressure on yourself to take the relationship too seriously.
- Keep your friends – This mistake is made all the time. People in dating relationships often become so engrossed in another person they forget to keep other friendships. This isn’t healthy. You need a variety of relationships to keep you centered and grounded. Also, if the relationship you’re end probably won’t last, its good to keep your friends so you have someone to hang with when your relationship ends.
- Stay close to God – Don’t become so engrossed in another person that you forget to spend time with God. Your relationship with God is the most important relationship in your life. Don’t let it fall to the wayside.
Remember, don’t take dating relationships too seriously. Be sure in any relationship to not shut out the other relationships in your life. Long after your dating relationship ends relationships with your friends, family and God will see you through.
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