Your boyfriend also needs to know that his relationships outside of your dating relationship are going to be OK.Just as much as he loves you, your boyfriend really values brotherhood and those tight-knit guy friendships (just like "girl time" refreshes you).So allowing him to kick it with the guys every now and then adds great value to your boyfriend.These relationships sharpen your boyfriend and challenge him to be a man of God, which in turn, benefits your relationship. Whether you're in a dating relationship or desire to be in one someday, it's important to know what your boyfriend really needs: a No.Too many girlfriends become another voice of condemnation that cripples their boyfriend's hope of ever achieving victory in their purity battle.This could be in the form of disgust, yelling at him, or a long period of the silent treatment. Usually when a girlfriend hears the word "space," she immediately thinks the relationship is in jeopardy.And now as we have helped to disciple young Christian couples over the past six years, we've seen some consistent trends in the needs of boyfriends and girlfriends. But beyond this, your boyfriend has other needs that add value to him, and in turn, to your relationship.So, ladies, let me give you a glance into your boyfriend's heart and mind.
But he needs to know you're in his corner and that you desire to see him continue to grow in victory.
Guys aren't usually as quick to communicate what's going on in their hearts compared to girls.
Allow your boyfriend a little extra breathing room when it comes to the heart stuff, and you'll be surprised what he shares with you.
Space doesn't mean that he doesn't care about you, but instead, space is a necessary boundary for him to have a healthy perspective on the relationship.
He needs a good balance of alone time to process his thoughts and feelings.