Ben Young is an author and speaker on relationships and living the Christian life.
He has now written six books – four on relationships including his first and best-seller, The Ten Commandments of Dating.
Commandment #1: Stay in the Here and Now When dating it is very important to concentrate on the experience of being with the person.
You should not let your mind wander into thinking about past relationships, or future possibilities.
Many people have heard of and benefited from Rabbi Avigdor Miller's "Ten Commandments of Marriage." Rabbi Avigdor Miller's commandments focussed on loyalty to one's spouse, and making every effort to avoid cycles of hurt and resentment. After all, why be loyal to someone who you may not marry?
Isn't it better to reject an unsuitable person before becoming married, than to learn to forgive and overlook flaws?
“The longer the hair, the closer to god.” — or so the saying goes.
True or not, despite the searing summer heat, Texas has an inordinate number of women who prefer their hair past their shoulders.
She will mix Autocrat coffee syrup with milk, or if she goes big, she will make herself a coffee cabinet with coffee ice cream, coffee syrup, and milk.
Use her father’s money to finance an expensive wedding at an equestrian ranch. Thou shalt use her mother’s money to buy a home in Mountain Brook. Pay her parents back by picking up the tab at monthly brunches. Send them to Indian Springs when they’re old enough.
Throw an alliterative fundraiser at a local brewery. Thou shalt have a building at UAB named after you and your spouse, in honor of your four decades of philanthropic work in Birmingham.
No, she’s not one to wear Daisy Dukes and bend over as she’s fixing her radiator.
One thing’s for sure: if you keep trying to make sure she meets your unrealistic standards, you won’t be dating very long.