Think about that for a moment…Ephesians 5: Sacrifice In Ephesians, St.Paul describes the dynamics of a married relationship. If the goal of dating is marriage, then our dating relationships need to start with our sacrificing for the women we love. We’d rather just go with the flow and see what happens.
Without getting too Sir Lancelot about things, a little etiquette goes a long way. Maybe open the door as she walks through, or offer your arm as she steps down from the curb – but play it by ear and don’t go too overboard.Also, make sure you remember her eye colour (trust us on this one) and when you’re comfortable, maybe test the waters by leaning in a little closer as she speaks – if she backs away, well, it’s probably not going well.On the other hand, sometimes women are way off-base with how they perceive men.This is especially true when it comes to the perception of men in society who are constantly dating different women. If a man dates many women and is single past a certain age, women often make the assumption that he must be flawed in some way, a womanizer or a man that refuse to grow up.He says, “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Eph ). When it comes to defining relationships, men take a cue from our culture and many times fail to commit. This is what I did with Rebecca; this is what boys do.
But men step up to the plate, willing to sacrifice their reputation and hearts rather than make women suffer in ambiguity.It was pretty obvious that there was an attraction between us, but I was a senior and she was a sophomore.I knew that I’d be heading off to college soon, and I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about a long-distance relationship. Instead, Rebecca and I began a confusing three-year cycle of relationship ambiguity.During my senior year in high school, I became friends with Rebecca (not her real name).At first, we just began to talk more during youth group, but we quickly found ways to hang out all of the time.But in these situations you want to tell her to put the purse away. That spending time with her and seeing that she is taken care of is more important than the handful of dollars you’re spending. It’s not often but every once in a while you may go on a date with a woman who absolutely refuses to let you pay for her. Offer to pay for her but if she is really persistent about it then just split the bill.