Maybe you were convinced it needed to end, but knew how hard it would be to tell them. Dating that dives in too quickly or dumps too carelessly does not reflect God’s intention.
Our mess is more likely to splash onto others, and theirs on us.
But whoever has done the failing in your breakup, it wasn’t God.
There are things about us — weaknesses or patterns of behavior — that may disqualify us for marriage with a particular person.
But it does not nullify God’s grace to and through you.
In the right measure, it is the good and proper risk of all Christian fellowship.
As people come closer, and we need this in true Christian community, our sin inevitably becomes more dangerous.Unfortunately, these same convictions often make breakups an uncomfortable conversation — at best embarrassing and at worst scandalous or humiliating.You feel like damaged goods, like you’ve been ruined in God’s eyes or in the eyes of others.And the easiest way to find it is to rebound right away.But if we care about God, our witness, our ex, and our future significant other, we’ll wait, pray, and date patiently and carefully.The wiring in most of us has us longing for the wedding day.