She lived near a dozen beautiful beaches outside of Los Angeles until I ripped her away to snowy Minnesota.

We have water in Minneapolis; it’s just frozen half the year.

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If there’s anything that could have protected us a little more from heartbreak, it’s probably a different set of Christian dating boundaries. It’s such a broad subject, and everyone seems to have their own special interpretation of it.

” Sometimes we find ourselves swept away in the possibility of a new relationship, only to find ourselves dropped out the other end of a dump truck.

But, just as importantly, it means emotional boundaries that “teach people who we are and how we would like to be handled in relationships” (Eddins p. A sense of boundaries in a dating relationship cannot only make you feel more confident about how things are going, they can help you make quicker decisions to all those questions I mentioned above.

Especially in circles for Christian singles, “boundaries” almost always means “physical limits”.

“Each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband” (1 Corinthians 7:2).

No almost-husbands, not kind-of-wives, no probably-one-day marriages.Satan’s still telling the same lies he was telling in the garden when he convinced Adam and Eve to eat the fruit.God says to Adam, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Genesis –17). Satan takes the infinite creativity and generosity of the Father, and makes him sound stingy.When you don’t know what your boundaries should be or you let them change from day to day, it’s easy to lose a sense of who you are.Instead of being responsible for your own happiness, it gets far too simple to take on the emotions and needs of the person you’re dating.It’s estimated that the Pacific Ocean holds 187 deep. The Lord says to Job, “Who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’? And then he drew a line in the sand and told the waves they could go no farther. To show us that the waves are his, to tell us that he is sovereign, creative, and wise — and that he can be trusted.