There is a Garth Brooks song that goes, "Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayer." While I do not agree with the overall thoughts in this song, I often think about that one little phrase as it relates to God's providence in my life regarding relationships.There were many ardent prayers I prayed as a single woman, and now I am so thankful God did not answer the way I asked.'cause EJ told us he's been "hoping and praying" for his dad's team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, ever since Magic and his business partners took over the franchise. Back in August, Magic tweeted, "Thx to my son EJ for hosting me at NYU.I spent over a year praying earnestly he would like me.Affirm the things you respect and admire about him. The mark of a godly, young woman is that she embraces the family and the home (Titus 2:4-5).Even if you discover no romantic interest and the relationship ends, ask yourself: As the relationship progresses, if he is important to you, his family will be important, too. This begins with opening your heart not only to him, but also to the people who love him (even if they are very different from your family).Magic Johnson's 20-year-old son hit the Sunset Strip, hand in hand with his boyfriend ... Earvin Johnson III -- aka EJ -- is one of Magic's 3 kids.The Lakers legend tells TMZ, "Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way." Magic goes on, "We're very proud of him."The feeling is mutual ... EJ -- who's a student at NYU -- has a close relationship with his parents.
He went to all the work of planning the date; now do your best to make it fun! If he has older siblings, engage them at family gatherings.Elisabeth Elliot, in her book , when advising a young woman not to trust her feelings said, "The difficulty is to keep a tight rein on those emotions.They may remain, but it is not they who are to rule the action. A life lived in God is not lived on the plane of the feelings, but of the will." While feelings do play a part in the dating relationship, they are not primary.Smiling at a guy to let him know you like him is not the same as trying to make a guy like you.The book of Proverbs is full of warnings to young men about avoiding women who flirt or charm by seducing with their eyes, words and dress (Proverbs 7). And a heart of kindness is not the same as a flattering tongue.