Unfortunately, youth group did little to improve my immature notions about relationships.Even in church we played the dating game with passionmore passion, I regret to say, than we gave to worshiping or listening to sermons. But, like many high school relationships, our romance was prematuretoo much, too soon.I was primarily interested in what I could get, such as the popularity a girlfriend could give me or the comfort and pleasure I could gain physically or emotionally from a relationship. I lived "dumb love"choosing what felt good for me instead of what was good for others and what pleased God.To truly love someone with smart love, we need to use our heads as well as our hearts.Creating an Opportunity Reading Your Date's Body Language Going for the Kiss Community Q&A The goodnight kiss is one of the most exciting parts of a romantic date.A long-anticipated kiss at the end of the night is a timeless gesture that gets hearts racing and eyelashes fluttering.I wanted God's best but hadn't been willing to play by His rules.
We just mimicked what we saw older kids do and what we watched in the movies. I put an I'm Worth Waiting For" sticker on my NIV Student Bible and promised to stay a virgin until I got married.As Paul describes it, love abounds in knowledge and insight.To "know" something is to understand or grasp it clearly and with certainty.Honest and practical, it challenges cultural assumptions about relationships and provides solid, biblical alternatives to society's norm. Chapter One Smart Love Beyond What Feels Good, Back to What Is Good It was finally here Anna's wedding day, the day she had dreamed about and planned for months. "But then I was struck with this sickening thought: How many men could line up next to me on my wedding day? That's Just the Way It Is Growing up, I considered dating an essential part of the complete teenage experience. This started in junior high when my peers and I treated dating as a game, a chance to play at love and experiment with relationships. Have you tasted pain in dating, drifted through one romance or, possibly, several of them? I Kissed Dating Goodbye shows what it means to entrust your love life to God. I hope you're better at keeping promises now than you were when I knew you." "My, don't you look nice in that tuxedo. " There are relationships that I can only look back on with regret. I laugh them off as part of the game of love that everyone plays.