It can be both exciting and scary at the same time. Opinions presented in blog content on Dr James are solely those of the author.
Maybe it’s because we put too much pressure on ourselves. Blog content may only be reprinted or republished with the express written permission of the author and Family Talk.
It seems to me that a first date is simply an opportunity to get to know better someone you don’t know very well and determine if you want to know more. A first date is also a chance to have fun with someone you really like—or think you could like. When you’re being yourself, the other person will most likely open up and feel more comfortable being himself too. The art of good conversation is a balance between talking and listening. Ask questions that will help you get to know the other person. Even if you know in the first two minutes of the date that you are not a good match, don’t be discourteous or rude. Know your boundaries (your limits of how far you will or will not go physically) beforehand and be strong in your convictions ahead of time. It is a part of who you are, but it’s not the entirety of what makes you the unique individual that you are. When we go from the level of a stranger to an acquaintance, from a friend to a close friend, and then into a dating relationship, we say and do different things. Sure, it takes time to build trust with another person.And, yes, we need to be watchful of how attached we get to someone (and keep the emotional and physical levels of intimacy appropriate for a dating relationship).Here’s what Donald Miller says: When I heard that I knew it was true. But, we also need to learn to grow closer to others in healthy ways, not hide and stay isolated or put on a façade and pretend. All information presented on blog(s) is for entertainment purposes only.I’d spent a good bit of my life as an actor, getting people to clap—but the applause only made me want more applause. Instead, we can use God-given wisdom and discernment about when to shield and when to open our hearts to those who have proven themselves trustworthy. Neither the author nor Family Talk is providing medical, legal or other professional advice.