Unfortunately I have a terrible habit of speaking without thinking, and I just said “yes” because it was easy and I knew it would make him happy.
However, when I reflect further about my decision, I don’t think I should have agreed.
Compassion involves willingness to become personally involved, while pity usually does not.
Pity is more spectator-like than compassion; we can pity people while maintaining a safe emotional distance from them.
Not only would it be foolish, but downright selfish.
While you do not have to commit to marrying this person right away, you should realize that any guy-girl relationship you begin has the potential to end in marriage. That is why it is important to consider some warning signs you will look for while dating someone. If you desire to have a marriage relationship built on Scripture, you will want to marry a man who will be a strong spiritual leader to you and your future family. Your spiritual maturity may result in frustration and leadership struggles if he is not as strong as you in his relationship with God. Ultimately, your spiritual condition is up to you and you alone.
It can be difficult to be clear-headed in a dating relationship.
I'm a little embarrassed that I didn't see what he was doing.
Over the course of several months, he developed a romantic interest in me.
Two days ago, completely out of the blue, he asks me if I would consider dating him.
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