Our family is trying to take a vacation this week before summer camp comes full swing. So, I invited my friend Lynn Cowell to be a guest on the blog this week. She is also generously giving away a free book- see end of post for details!
"Ever feel infatuation? It’s like a drug! Crushes have the power to take you super high and then drop you to the lowest of lows.
I’m not a big fan of the concept of “falling in love”; we have more control over our emotions than this phrase implies. But I do know our heart is very vulnerable and infatuation is very powerful! For this reason, I think the word “falling” can fit at times.
Sometimes new relationships, especially the guy/girl kind, come up quick. A new guy fills the position at work and next thing you know you’re texting back and forth. At a party for your best friend’s birthday you meet a new friend and by the end of the night, you’re getting lunch together tomorrow. Especially in new environments like school or work, our circle of friendships has the ability to grow faster than we’re prepared for.
Proverbs 18:24 gives us some sound advice when it comes to growing relationships: “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
Since our feelings change so very quickly and our feelings try to dictate our actions, we have to be intentional and be slow about who we get to know. When our mind and our heart start those “falling feelings”, they have the potential to lead us where we don’t want to go.
Hold that Thought and Make it Real:
With this in mind, I want to encourage you: you can’t choose who you “fall” for, so be careful who you date. What can begin as innocent getting-to-know-you texting can escalate faster than you’re prepared for and next thing you know, you’re stuck. Stuck on a guy you haven’t known that long or know very well.
Go slow with who you get to know. Be intentional. Take your time and make wise choices on who you’ll invest in. You never know…he could turn out to be your husband. Just ask me."
That was Sweet, what should I Tweet?
- @lynncowell "You can’t choose who you “fall” for, so be careful who you date." (my bloglink)
- @lynncowell "Go slow with who you get to know. Be intentional." (my bloglink)
- @lyncowell "Crushes can take you super high and then land you lower than low." (my bloglink)
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All you have to do to get a free copy of her book (along with some other goodies) is suggest some good ways to keep a relationship from moving too fast in the comments section below. I can't wait to hear your ideas!