Even so, this individuality should be guided by biblical principles. Josh and I said “I love you” only eight days after we started dating, but we’d built a very close friendship long before our dating relationship began.

We knew we loved one another as friends before we became girlfriend and boyfriend.

Josh and I were at peace saying “I love you” so soon because we had built a We were friends before we dated.

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Daily, Danna would ask the Lord, to help her to find a way, to better console her sisters.

For she would find consoling them, to be extremely difficult, being that they lived very far apart.

It’s one of the reasons I challenge you to think before making out, to honor God’s design for sex, and to protect the value of your intimate self.

When you celebrate sexuality God’s way, your purity protects your emotions. I will press through difficulty to make us work.” fail. SEE ALSO: The Dangers of Acting Like You are Married I hope you were intimidated by the real weight of “I love you”.

Though our eight-day “I love you” would be too soon for other couples, it was guided by the following principles.

Wherever you’re at in your own relationship, use these same principles to guide the timing of those three little words.But little did Danna realize, God had bigger plans for her.For He would also allow other people who were going through rough times, to come across her path as well.Before I met Josh, I was in a dating relationship that quickly became physical.There were times that the physical part of that relationship made me believe I the guy I was dating, even though I wasn’t comfortable with what we were doing. Our emotions are closely tied to our sexual behavior.By putting Christ before your relationship, you’ll have the wisdom to know whether or not you mean “I love you” in the biblical – not just emotional – sense. The apostle Paul gives us a great outline in the famous “love passage”, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: SEE ALSO: Don't Settle: He's Not Your Last Optiondoing something: It is actively patient and actively NOT impatient. I won’t dishonor you, and I’ll put you before myself. With the weight of “I love you” in mind, how could Josh and I say it so quickly?