Dating can help build this foundation; but unless participated in wisely, dating can also prove disastrous.While each couple’s courtship will be different, here are several areas of building a friendship that Judy and I considered while we were preparing for our marriage.Inspiration can come only when we are honest with ourselves, our potential mates, and the Lord.
Looking back, I’m glad I did, because I now see that although we felt right for each other, we needed time to prepare to live together in marriage.
During our courtship, Judy and I spent little money on dates because we received our greatest enjoyment from conversation and simple activities.
We must not be in a hurry, acting on impulse and emotion alone.
Best friends who marry are likely to find joy and fulfillment together through all seasons of life. ” His sweetheart added: “Yes, and we held hands all the way home” (David Laurence Mc Kay, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1989, p. There is another challenge common to courtships: curbing the desire for premature romantic involvement is an important part of building a strong friendship during dating.
As well suited to each other as the couple had felt they were, they felt overwhelmed by the stresses of married life, and their relationship began to deteriorate.