Boy Meets Girl by Joshua Harris

This were taken from Joshua Harris' book Boy Meets Girl, Say hello to Courtship:

“Why Lord?” she whispered. “Why is this so hard? What am I supposed to do with these feelings? Take them away if they’re not from You.”

Courtship is a commitment --- it’s a promise not to play games with another person’s heart.

Don’t follow your feelings until you’ve tested them… then we can experience the season of courtship at the right time at the right pace with a clear purpose and a clear head. This is romance at its best.

If we’re too guarded, we won’t move forward in the relationship; if we grow close too fast, we risk emotional injury or unwise choices later on.

Gentlemen, when we know that we want to marry a girl, we can begin to actively seek to win her heart. God-honoring wooing is neither licentious nor manipulative. It’s pure, it’s sincere, and it’s backed up by a desire for lifelong commitment.

It’s possible to exchange thousands of words with people and never learn what they believe or value or feel. It’s possible to fall in love with what you imagine someone is like, yet never see him or her for who they really are.

Girls should assume that until a guy expresses interest, they’re just friends.

God doesn’t overlook our sin because it’s not as bad as someone else’s; God doesn’t excuse our sin because we’re in love and “no one is being hurt”.

At the Cross we see both the depths of our depravity and the heights of God’s amazing love for us.

“People need to realize that their hearts will recover. They can get over it. God is sovereign. It is not the end of life.”

When you know in your heart that you’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, forever can’t start soon enough.

The romantic pursuit doesn’t end with the marriage ceremony. Till my dying day, I want to be working to win Shannon’s heart, to grow closer to her as a friend, to be more skilled as a lover. We’ve only just begun.

Maybe you wish your Prince or Princess would have arrived by now. But God is right on schedule.

If you’re single, I believe that God want you to see that your story has begun. Life doesn’t start when you find a spouse

The Mystery of Marriage: Real love is always fated. It has been arranged before time. It is most meticulously prepared of coincidences. And fate, of course, is simply a secular term for the will of God, and coincidence for His grace.

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