We wonder why we make the same mistakes and fall into sin over and over again, while we leave the King sitting on the bench.
We may talk about praying, but we rarely actually talk God.
Yes, I like when a dating couple can learn how to pray together in a significant way.
It is such a crucial part of a loving, lasting relationship.
He might not be feeling that, so you want to know this first before preceding to any other question.
If the answer is yes, then I would say something like, “I am so sorry that I’ve come on so strong or insensitive, that was not what I wanted to do, and I’m sorry.” Pause here for a moment and let him say anything if he needs to. I may have blown that for us, but if you ever want to pray with me in the future, what could that look like?
But you need to be able and understand what is keeping your boyfriend from praying with you, and asking him over and over again is not the solution.
Backing off completely and avoiding the subject hoping it simply goes away is not the solution either. I would ask my boyfriend this important question (and not on a fun date night either, but at his home or on a specified time somewhere safe like a park or neutral ground during the day; something like that), “It feels like I’ve made a really big mess of things with this prayer issue, and that was not what I wanted to do. ” You want to check out this negative belief first.
I am naturally more concerned with what my girlfriend (or boyfriend) thinks and feels about me, when I should be far more concerned with what she (or he) thinks and feels about you.We have been talking about getting married and stuff, but I really want to sort this out before we even look in that direction.I donâ€™t want to have â€œhigh expectationsâ€ thinking that it will happen when weâ€™re married and be disappointed if it doesnâ€™t. Answer: It sounds like you’ve backed your boyfriend into a corner on this prayer thing.If we refuse to pray in dating, we refuse to receive the precious resources we need most in dating.Too many of us struggle in dating — to discern our hearts, to communicate with one another, to balance priorities and responsibilities, to reject sexual temptation — without ever asking God for his wisdom, strength, and help.