What To Do As A Christian When You Like Someone
We all know that dating is a bit of a minefield. The good things about dating, such as getting to know someone and sharing intimate moments together, can be great. The bad parts about dating—such as being rejected or having to reject someone—can be painful. That’s why we need Godly wisdom and guidance when it comes to dating. If you are a Christian who likes someone, this article will help you navigate your feelings in the healthiest way possible, so that you can figure out what’s next for you!
Ask yourself if you’re ready for a relationship.
Before you can decide if you’re ready to be in a relationship, it’s important to ask yourself some questions. Here are some that might help:
- Are you ready for a relationship? Are you willing to put in the time and effort needed for building one?
- Have you spent enough time with God lately? If not, step away from your crush and spend time with Him instead. Remember that He doesn’t want us to have good relationships; He wants us first and foremost to know Him personally. Make sure that your priorities are straight because no matter how wonderful someone is or how great their potential is as a mate, they’ll never fully satisfy your heart unless God does (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).
- Are you mentally prepared for what a relationship will require of both of your lives? When something goes wrong in a relationship, it can be painful—and even more so when there’s already an emotional attachment already formed between two people who care deeply about each other. Do both parties understand this risk before entering into any type of romantic involvement together? If not then consider waiting until later down the line when things feel “safer” before pursuing anything further…such as after college graduation when life gets more settled down again (or even better yet–until marriage).
Confirm that you’re on the same page spiritually.
When it comes to dating, the Bible has a lot to say. You might have heard that God wants us to be married and have families, but before you can get there, you need to make sure you’re on the same page spiritually. If you aren’t both pursuing Jesus in your everyday lives and growing together as believers, then how can either of you expect a relationship with each other?
It’s important to consider what your goals are in terms of marriage and family life. Is this person willing to commit themselves fully to Christ? What does he or she believe about God’s plan for marriage? How do they feel about raising children in light of God’s commandments? If these questions don’t seem like legitimate avenues for discussion at this point in your budding relationship (or if one of these topics feels too uncomfortable), then perhaps it is time for each of you go your separate ways before things become more serious or complicated.
Be willing to take initiative with kindness and respect.
The best way to show someone you like them is by being willing to take initiative with kindness and respect.
- Listen to what they have to say. They might be nervous, so give them a chance to talk and open up by asking questions that show you are interested in who they are.
- Share details about yourself. This will help them get to know you better while also letting them know that there’s an opportunity for mutual sharing, which is important in any relationship built on trust and intimacy! If they ask more personal questions (e.g., “Do you have any siblings?”), it’s okay if your answer isn’t perfect; just try again next time if need be–or even better yet: ask some follow-up questions back at them instead!
- Respect their values and boundaries–and make sure other people do too! For example: don’t pressure anyone into doing something beyond what feels comfortable for them just because there may be consequences involved down the line if things don’t work out between us (e.”It’s been three dates now–isn’t it time yet??!!”). That kind of thing can really mess up someone else’s headspace without realizing it until later down when things aren’t going well anymore…”
Take your time and be patient, even if you feel like you have strong feelings for this person
Take your time and be patient, even if you feel like you have strong feelings for this person. You don’t want to rush into a relationship just because it feels good in the moment or because there is an obvious attraction between the two of you. Take it slow and take the time to get to know this person better before moving forward with any type of physical activity that may lead up to sex.
If God has put someone in your life with whom He wants for you to spend time getting acquainted, then don’t be afraid! However, try not to rush things too much—as Christians are called by God Himself not only “to wait patiently” (Romans 2:7) but also “to wait wisely” (Proverbs 19:20). The next code block will have the code for the command line interface while I cover some more important points related specifically towards dating as a Christian man/woman which can help keep us focused on what matters most during these times of change–namely keeping ourselves pure throughout all stages so we can make sure our actions reflect well upon both ourselves AND any future mates we may someday meet along life’s path..
Let this person know that you desire to be friends, first and foremost.
The first thing you need to do is be honest with yourself and the other person. If you desire to be friends with someone, let them know that’s what you want from the beginning. If you’re trying to start a romantic relationship, but don’t want one in the long run, it would be better for everyone if they knew that from the get-go instead of wasting their time or hurting them by leading them on. Even if there were no romantic feelings involved at all between two people who met online, it would still be worth letting each other know that friendship was your only intention before moving forward together because it will save everyone time and potential heartache later on down the line.
It takes time to get to know someone. Be patient, take it slow and remain a good person throughout the process.
You’re in a very delicate situation, but there are things you can do to make it easier on yourself.
First and foremost, don’t rush into anything. You’ve already made the mistake of getting too involved too quickly, so now is not the time to be hasty. It will take time for you to get over your feelings and start moving past this relationship as if it never happened at all. That’s going to be difficult and emotionally draining, but it’s necessary if you want any sort of future with this person or another Christian friend down the road!
Secondly, remain patient throughout your process of getting over your crush and healing from whatever damage was done by their rejection (or lack thereof). This isn’t easy advice—it’ll be tempting to start pursuing someone else immediately after ending things with them—but doing so before you feel ready will only prolong your pain rather than help relieve it!
We hope this article has been helpful! Remember that there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to dating, especially if you want to do it the Christian way. But with the right support, you’ll be able to find someone who makes your heart happy, and that’s all that matters in the end.