I just wanted to take a moment and recommend that everyone, single or taken, straight or gay, christian or not, listen/watch this sermon series (4 parts):
The new rules for love sex and dating
Written by Andy Stanley, pastor at North Point Community Church (Georgia).
A refreshing and honest view of relationships and our responsibility, before, during and after dating/marriage.
Seriously, it's been life-altering for me. I think it needs to be mandatory viewing for all teenagers (and some adults), particularly those within the Church. Changing the way we view dating, commitment, and even relationships inside of marriage.
It all sums up in one simple question: "Are you who the person you are looking for is looking for?"
Watch it. I promise.
** Side note- when I went to pick the labels for this post, I just started randomly clicking on past labels that fit (i.e. dating, God, love). Then I saw "lust" and had two simultaneous thoughts. 1) Wow, I guess that does really fit with this topic. and 2) When the heck have I written about lust?!?! Turns out I didn't. I wrote about trust. Still related perhaps. :)