We usually start out pretty strong and that strength usually lasts about two weeks. One of the other problems we have faced is a general feeling of “cheesiness.” By that I mean that most of the studies we’ve tried have ended up leaving us feeling…well, cheesy.
It is not necessarily intended for couples who are casually dating or in the early stages of a relationship.In fact, it’s possible to develop spiritual intimacy too soon before a relationship has the opportunity to grow more naturally.Therefore, we advise you to be cautious and mindful of this danger.In the process of working through the text and the commentary on our own, we’ll each take notes (mental or written), write-out questions, journal thoughts, etc.We’ll then sit down one night a week, talk about it, and pray together over what God is teaching us through our study.A true soul mate relationship can be attained only when there are a solid level of spiritual compatibility and a mutual agreement that the marriage centers on a relationship with God.Once you find a partner who has the potential for a true soul mate relationship, then you can start to lay a foundation of spiritual intimacy upon which to build in years to come.We’ve already both read through the book of James in its entirety a couple of times, and now we will begin going through our chunks, one chunk per week.So our plan is to read the chunk of James on our own, and read the corresponding section in the commentary on our own.Through short chapters focused on such essential topics as prayer, simplicity, community, and purity, you will discover how to make your most important love relationships–with God and your potential mate–strong, lasting, and radiant. Phillips: THE NEW TESTAMENT IN ENGLISH, Revised Edition. Copyright © 1979, 1980, 1982, Thomas Nelson Publishers. Dating (Social Customs)—Religious aspects—Christianity. First and foremost, it is a resource to help you enhance and nourish your spiritual life and your personal relationship with God.Relationship experts Ben Young and Samuel Adams, authors of The Ten Commandments of Dating and The One, give user-friendly tips for nurturing your personal walk with God and enhancing your spiritual connection as a couple. Scripture quotations noted NLT are from the New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. There is no greater endeavor than the process of developing a deeper connection with God.