And I was free to take control of my relationships rather than allowing them to take control of me.
Dating is confusing, exciting, difficult and really fun.
Here are a few things that helped me—and can maybe help you—reclaim this balanced perspective when it comes to dating: You can’t have a healthy relationship if you don’t first have a good handle on who you are.
And if you don’t know yourself, you won’t know what you’re really looking for in a boyfriend or girlfriend.
It’s important to begin this journey long before you are in a dating relationship, but to then allow this process to extend into your dating relationships.
Take time to reflect on who you are, what you want and where you are going.
It’s time to stop freaking out about dating and see it as an opportunity for connection and growth.
See your interactions as a reflection of your strengths, weaknesses and tendencies.
Be observant and cultivate self-awareness so that, through every relationship in your life, you can become a better version of yourself.
If time brings things into fruition, why do Christians psyche themselves out into thinking that they have to know if that person is “The One” within 24 hours of meeting them? It’s no wonder she’s afraid to text him back, and he’s afraid to ask her out for coffee. Take it one date at a time, and trust God’s leading along the way.
You don’t have to have it all figured out, or know that this is “The One,” as long as He’s guiding you every step of the way.