All of these topics will, Lord willing, be covered in future columns.
It's simply impossible for me to address all of the fantastic individual questions and comments we've received, but know that we will do our very best to incorporate as many as possible into the columns themselves and the blog discussions that follow. Quite a few of you asked questions or made comments about my statement in Biblical Dating, an Introduction that "Biblical dating assumes NO physical intimacy" outside of marriage.
If I can be of help, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially if you’re in the NYC, Midtown Manhattan or Westchester areas of New York.
I’m happy to offer you a free consultation to explore what we can do together. Describe what commitment means to you as you make plans to walk down the aisle? Of all of the persons in your life that you have met and could have married, why are you choosing your partner? What attracted you to your partner initially and what do you believe your partner will help you become? What do you hope to achieve in the near future and the distant future regarding your career? How do you plan to care for your community alone or separately?
Plus, novelty is just plain exciting, so what's not to like?
Ever wonder what you need to talk about before you get married?
As a marriage counselor offering premarital counseling for many years, I have selected these as the most important topics along with questions for you to explore before you walk down the aisle.
If you can just get your hair, abs, complexion, and clothes just right, then The One will scamper to you like a squirrel to a nut factory. Sure appearance might catch someone’s eye, but it’s personality, values, faith, heart, past, present, and future that’s going to make them stay.
Your petals might be beautiful, but if you don’t have any nectar then the bees are just going to fly away. It can prop up an intimacy that has no foundation to sustain it.