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How Long is Too Long to Wait Until He Proposes?

How long is too long to wait until he proposes?

Whether you are currently engaged, dating or single, the answer to this question will help you tremendously for when it is time to cross this bridge.

Time is a very important commodity not only in relationships, but also in life in general.

It is through time that things have the opportunity to mature, develop and evolve, granting the ability to make sound decisions.

Even God understands the power of time and seasons. We find the Bible stating in Ecclesiastes chapter 3, verse 1, “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.”

In relationships, timing is basically everything. Something done too soon could ruin the potential of that action, but also something done too late could also have equal amount of damage.

Now, hear me when I say this. There is no one size fits all in regards to timing for the decision to marry. What does that mean? You cannot base your timeline on someone else’s timeline.

Now, is there a such thing as too long? Yes.

But, is everyone’s measuring stick for too long going to be the same? No.

My wife and I were engaged after only four months of dating and married six months later. I didn’t use anyone else’s relationship as the measuring stick, but simply used wisdom as the measuring stick. I knew she was the right one for me, and we both were in the right season to make that commitment. This is after receiving the peace and permission from God, her parents, my pastor, my parents, and my close friends. I believe strongly in community.

But I’m sure we all know couples who haven’t taken years to enter in the decision of marriage, but their love is no less.

Read more at Black and Married With Kids.