There’s a verse in Matthew 18 where Peter asks Jesus, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? ” Jesus famously answers, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times” (Matthew -22).

Other translations refer to Jesus saying, “seventy times seven.” In other words, forgive and forgive often. There will be ill words said, bad actions taken, and mistakes made throughout the course of your relationship.

Communication means finding balance and compromise on key values and morals. Learning how to communicate is imperative to keeping the relationship and yourself healthy.

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Our dating habits need to start and end with a focus on Jesus.

Without that, a firm commitment to true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, and excellent (Philippians 4:8) dating relationships is difficult, if not impossible.

The whole concept of dating is bringing two extremely different, unique, complex, and imperfect individuals together to attempt to form a cohesive, complimentary, and working relationship. The art of communication is so important in a dating relationship.

Communication is not just talking a lot to one another.

Through the mistakes, the hurt, and the pain that any relationship endures, there will be seasons where you are ready to give up.

Maybe you’ve lost those butterfly feelings for your boyfriend or girlfriend. You could be fed up messing up and falling short of your sexual boundaries.Forgiveness leads to freedom for both you and your partner, while un-forgiveness leads to bitterness and resentment.Learn to forgive because you remember that you’ve been forgiven.Make sure with absolute certainty that you feel at peace with your decision to advance your relationship forward.And only do it after you are positive both parties are ready and will benefit from this decision.After driving her mother back to Grey House, Ben waits at an empty table while Stephanie closes the bistro for the night.