More than 30 years ago, I met someone who peaked my interests because of our likes for so many of the same things. We found that we enjoyed the same music, books, foods, movies, and remote destinations for travel! We soon realized that there was a basis for a relationship. RELATIONSHIP’S always come FIRST! You can’t have a partnership without FIRST having a RELATIONSHIP! Our relationship developed into one that is very trusting & loving!
There is still part of the population who understand what relationship/partnership mean, but are AFRAID of the “C” word!
Where the “Rubber Meets the Road” is when our maturity kicks in to say, “I’m ready for a COMMITMENT!” A relationship/partnership without COMMITMENT is like building a house without windows or a kitchen! Most people agree that the kitchen is the heart of the house! Many discussions and decisions have been reached while sitting around the kitchen table! After meaningful discussions and all things have been decided, we walk into the living room to look out of all the windows at the beautiful view!
Life is too short! People are leaving here in droves! Sadly, many of them never knew the joy of a “Committed Relationship!” I think it was Tennyson who said, “It is better to have loved and lost then to never have loved loved at all!”
We’re human! Our emotions will ALWAYS be involved when you trust your heart to someone else!! But building a relationship without a COMMITMENT is like doing the “THELMA & LOUISE!” They trusted each other, had fun doing things they both enjoyed, filled up their car with gas and while traveling at nearly 100 miles per hour, drove off a huge cliff at the Grand Canyon!!! Their car sailed through the air for several seconds before hitting the ground more than 3 miles down! For me? I want a “COMMITTED Relationship with all the bells and whistles!” You only go this way ONCE! I want everything God said in His word I can have!