Also, there’s the question of what you should do after dinner.
Create a comfortable atmosphere This is all important as it’s likely you’ll both be quite nervous.
Obvious tip number one is to kick out housemates if you share with anyone (they’ll probably be very obliging if they’re at least half decent friends).
If you’ve exhausted the coffee break date, the dinner date, the after work drinks date and the ‘let’s do something fun on a Saturday date’, then it’s time to consider the home date.
You might be hesitant as letting someone into your world can seem like a daunting step , but it will give your new relationship the chance to move on to the next level.
And, third, she can think of this new romance as a way of strengthening or building her relationship with Jesus.
So let me take those three one at a time and just point to the Scripture and how she can think about those.And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.” She loves her boyfriend. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Or here is the way the apostle Paul puts it in Philippians 3:8: “Indeed, I count everything as loss” — boyfriend included — “because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” Now we know from other things that the psalmist and Paul say, that the good things that God has made, like the people of God, whom both the psalmist and Paul say they find great delight in — I mean, in Psalm 16:3 and Philippians 4:1, both the psalmist and Paul talk about the people of God as their great delight. And the test is: Are we able to say with the biblical writers that if I lost everything, God would be enough for my everlasting joy? So she could view this relationship comparatively, and that is the one she is having trouble with.So maybe these next two will help her manage that one better.Be realistic; if your date is coming round at 8pm and you finish work at 6pm then you’ll probably want to buy your ingredients and do your Magic Maid impression the day before.If you’re the guest make sure you know exactly where your date’s home is – print off a map if you need to, because there’s little worse than getting lost in an area you don’t know and arriving late and flustered at your host’s house.If you have children it’s up to you to decide the best route of action, but it’s probably fair to say that if you haven’t discussed meeting your children with your date yet then they won’t be expecting to meet them.