It’s hard because you want to be with this person, but it also makes discernment especially difficult.
The goals and principles for dating remain the same, but sometimes the players are farther part, meeting each other through websites, like e Harmony, or social media, like Facebook, or just through long-distance networks of friends.My wife and I dated long-distance for two years — 1,906 miles and two time zones apart.Preserving Normality When You Can Doing Things Together and Bonding Setting Expectations and Boundaries Community Q&A Long distance relationships can be hard, but you can make them work. Share a digital scrapbook or do an activity at the same time. Discuss the nature of your relationship and remain positive and reasonable.The costs were real and felt for us, but the benefits, especially for Christians, are as real and lasting.
If you have friends that have done same-city dating, you likely have friends who have wrestled against sexual impurity.
It may not be every couple’s battle, but anyone in premarital counseling will say it’s extremely prevalent.
Long-distance dating doesn’t eliminate temptation in this area (presumably you’re spending at least a few weekends in the same town), but it limits it tremendously.
In a day and age in which sexual immorality is excused, celebrated, and even legislated, these benefits could not be sweeter.
Another great blessing in long-distance dating is lots and lots of forced communication.
That being said, I wish everyone could date long-distance.