We’ve been married for almost thirty years—we can fall into old patterns, and letting someone else set the agenda can help us get out of a rut.
For our most recent vacation together as a couple, I copied the questions from Ted Cunningham’s excellent (and highly recommended) new book entitled Fun Loving You.
It signifies the commitment and love you have for someone you want to spend the rest of your life with.
While having the strong feelings of love towards someone is essential to getting married, other factors are important to consider before walking down the aisle.
Ask the following questions to help you determine if he is the one for you forever.
If you happened to look up some articles from relationship coaches and marriage counselors on the topic of dating, something that you might notice is many of them distinguishing dating from courting. Well, the definitions of casual will help to explain that. Hey, it’s totally your right to do whatever you’d like, but do you really want to date someone who has no serious intentions, who is careless towards you or who’s indifferent about where things could go?
Now that Lisa and I are empty nesters, we can be alone together all day (especially on vacation).
So it can be helpful to have someone else spark some new thoughts, and Ted’s book provides many good and thoughtful questions (and all the chapters are well worth reading).
Sure, courting might seem like a bit of an outdated word, but it shouldn’t be. If your answer is “no” to all of these, here are seven questions to ask on a date.
It’s two others that you should really think about: “without definite or serious intention; careless or offhand; passing” and “seeming or tending to be indifferent to what is happening; apathetic; unconcerned”.
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