Why would I do that with them but not with the one that I’m discerning to spend the rest of my life with?
This kind of vulnerability with God might be too much to share with a boyfriend or girlfriend unless you are certain that the relationship is going to end in marriage.
Being that open with someone who you are just dating can make the relationship cloudy and harder to end the relationship if it’s not heading toward marriage.
We’ve been through good time, bad times, great times, and terrible times, but through all of that we’ve been committed to Christ and to each other as friends.
That level of commitment and trust opens the door for a greater level of intimacy, especially through prayer.
Should I be sharing your addictions, regrets, or deepest sins with them? Knowing your intentions, as well as your boyfriend or girlfriend’s intentions, will help you know what kind of prayer is appropriate in that relationship.
Let me be clear, it is perfectly acceptable, and honestly necessary, to spend time in prayer with someone that you’re discerning to spend the rest of your life with.Relationships, just like gardens are hard work and require constant cultivation.Commitment, humility, time, forgiveness and proper communication are all steps that will lead to restoration in a way that will please the Lord.If you’re having problems in your relationship, you are not alone.Remember that sometimes the Lord gives us trials in our life so that we take time to cultivate our relationship with the Lord is right all other relationships on earth fall into place.• Spend sometime in the adoration chapel – it’s a great way to have prayer time together while being able to focus on Christ, and not each other.