Companionship vs dating
They can be anything from the thing your fifth-grade sister has in between classes with the boy at the next locker over and the intense sexual experience you’re having with the guy you met on Tinder. Your best friend is probably in a “relationship” with a guy who’s in another four. Anyone can own a number, have a few experiences and call it a romance.Anyone can meet someone new, test the waters and introduce someone to his or her parents. Not everyone, however, can be part of something completely and utterly dependent of itself.
The instability of relationships comes from the opaqueness of feelings.A partnership is not just about honesty between two people but a new honesty with yourself.Emotional integrity can only come when you have complete faith in yourself along with the inability to be destroyed by the other person’s thoughts about you.Everyone wants to be in a relationship, but not everyone can handle a partnership.Relationships are for the moment, for the fleeting and for those days, months and years you really needed someone.If relationships are about finding the feelings, partnerships are about proving how very real they are.
Relationships always look simple on the outside but are usually twisted and unstable on the inside.
First and foremost, dating is a time when a Christian finds out if his or her potential marriage partner is also a believer in Christ.
The Bible warns us that believers and unbelievers should not marry each other, because those living in the light (of Christ) and those living in the darkness cannot live in harmony (2 Corinthians -15).
Those intense yearnings, butterflies and drunk confessions are always reminisced fondly as true romance.
But it’s not a partnership until those feelings turn into uglier ones that you have to admit are as real and true as those ones you like to think of as love.
There are no more extreme highs replaced by crashing lows.