So we think, The easy answer: because that's "new love." That's fresh love. Phenylethylamine (PEA) is one of the culprits for the excitement of "new love." PEA is a brain chemical that acts like an amphetamine (yes, the drug) during the early stages in a relationship.How should a Christian think about another Christian when it comes to a potential romance?you might be surprised to find yourself growing in affection for them. Perhaps they are a rare gem in the rocks that need a closer examination to see its value. Do you want to submit to his leadership and pursue magnifying Jesus together?
Although these categories are probably not exhaustive, they may be helpful as you think about a potential mate. This is first on the list because without it nothing else matters. The potential wife should be maturing into a Proverbs 31 woman and the potential husband should be a Psalm 112 man.It is simply “potential.” The person you are considering for marriage must have real visible godly character in order to qualify for the picking.If you are a woman, you need a husband who is maturing in the faith in order to lead you closer to Jesus. Surprising her with a dozen roses you picked up from the local flower stand? Can you recall those countless hours when thoughts and images of your sweetheart seemed constantly to invade your mind? Your heart pounding moments before you went in for that goodnight kiss? Your body reacts to it like it would an upper, but without the harmful side effects and embarrassment of failing a urine test.Perhaps we all need to die to self and acknowledge true beauty. To quote one of my good friends: Dating is a team sport. You may be wondering how these things practically work themselves out. It also should be noted that there is a difference between potential godliness and actual godliness.A wise man pointed out to me that potential godliness does not exist. It’s the release of attraction and energy between two people. You want to play it so bad you come back every time even after you lose again and again. I could have chemistry with anyone I flirt with who’s attracted to me, but I’m married so I won’t.