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Should dating couples pray together

I’m sure it’s no surprise to hear that I get asked this question all the time from well-meaning young adults, looking to set up some boundaries in their relationships.

We know we are in the wrong and that God’s teaching tells us to be pure and wait till we are married.

However, every time we try to stay pure we end up slipping up.

What makes matters worse is that I am currently four hours away at school and every time we see each after being apart a week or two (even when we have had full intentions of not being sexual) we end up falling into our old habits.

It’s important to be on the same page with someone you think might be your future spouse so that you can be in agreement on how to tackle the trial and error of falling in love.

Whether or not you have a storybook romance, God is there to help you navigate through the confusion to eventually create your relationship.

Two of my friends are in dating relationships that will soon be tested by a long period of separation.

I can relate to their frustration and dread over the upcoming goodbye, because my husband Andy and I have had to endure being apart for long periods of time twice - once for six weeks when we were dating, and once for five months after getting married.

When my now-husband and I were in the beginning stages of dating, we made great decisions and unfortunate mistakes that have helped us to be where we are now.