It’s the age-old boundaries question, but it’s still worth discussing. Every psychologist will tell you boundaries exist for a purpose, and in dating they’re especially important for your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. But can you set appropriate boundaries without it devolving into a fear- and shame-based finger-wagging session? Our panel says “yes.” They’ve done boundaries well (and occasionally not so well) and lived to tell about it. From topics of conversation to timing to emotional intimacy to sexual temptation, they offer their best strategies for honoring God in dating while still having plenty of fun.
Guests: Karen Ehman,
Karen Ehman had a tough time staying quiet in school, resulting in a very lonely 8th grade year in particular. Many of us can relate even as adults because we fill the gaps when there’s a lull in conversation, or we need to be the center of attention, or we just have to have the last word. Karen explains the importance of knowing when and where to stay quiet and provides a few tips (for our own and others’ good) on how to do so.
A listener has a crush on a guy she met at church. He’s been absent for a few Sundays in a row. She says she’s worried about him and wants to text him to see if he’s OK, but wonders if an “out of the blue” text message from her might be all kinds of awkward. Lisa has some advice (and admittedly a few suspicions) about the whole thing.