This has been something thatâ€™s been bugging me for quite a number of months.
Not so much bugging in a negative, anxious type of way but more in a â€œam-i-the-only-person-thatâ€™s-experiencing-thisâ€ type of way. My boyfriend and I have been dating for about a year and eight months.
I am very much of a relational person (I guess most women are more than men, but you do have those rare exceptions) and my boyfriend is too, however men do enjoy their â€œcave timeâ€ or alone time, so I have kinda come to the conclusion that maybe his prayer time is more of a â€œaloneâ€ thing for him than a â€œtogetherâ€ thing.I really do respect him and I will never force him, but I still believe that praying together strengthens a relationship in profound ways.We both have a personal and very close relationship with the Lord, but what has been bugging me is the fact that we NEVER pray together.This, to me personally, is a vital even foundational part of a relationship (please correct me if Iâ€™m wrong) and you need that in order to grow closer, not only spiritually but in every aspect of your relationship.We do this to edify our spouse and make them feel loved." One of the things we do is find different prayers in the Bible and then agree to pray them for each other.
For example, one of our favorites is a prayer Paul prayed for the Philippians in chapter 1, verses 9 and 10.Those who ask this question are usually looking for guidelines regarding physical boundaries in dating.However, intimacy is a much broader issue than physicality.Physical: It is difficult to provide solid physical boundaries that apply to every dating relationship.Depending on one's culture and one's typical physical contact with others, physical boundaries may vary. This is not a sign of intimacy or love so much as it is a greeting. It is also important to look at the degree to which the physical touch is carried out.Now that we have the plan, what do we do as a couple when we pray together?