Teen advice on dating
What Mary did perfectly, and what we all need to try to imitate, is her consistent “yes” to God’s plan for her. Knowing that God loves you just as you are allows you to be yourself on a date.
Since you are loved by Him, there’s no need to question whether or not you are lovable.
As women, we can always imitate Mary as the perfect example of womanhood.
We should look to her as our role model and constant inspiration for living out our feminine genius. In a “service of love.” It was through this service of love, to God and others, that she was able to experience in her own life all that God had planned for her. It’s not like she went on a lot of dates before she finally met Joseph. She was able to love and serve others, because she knew God loved her first.
This approach still allows for the guy to take the lead and actually ask you out (and gives him the space not to ask you out, which you need to be prepared for.) Remember that your worth is not determined by how many dates you go on or if you date at all.
Before a girl even says yes to a date, she must know that she is a beautiful, perfect creation of God.Waiting until the heat of the moment to try to cool things down doesn't work as well.