Even though theyd never physically gone beyond a kiss, Jayme had completely given her heart and emotions to Troy.
Troy had enjoyed the intimacy while it served his needs but then rejected her when he was ready to move on. Perhaps youve heard something similar from a friend, or maybe youve experienced it yourself.
Despite the narrow aisles and glass shelves laden with delicate dishes, this person is expected to navigate the rows with a cart known to go off course? Yet this is exactly what we try in many of our relationships.
We see the failed attempts around us, but we refuse to replace this cart called dating.
The pastor telling the story saw both of them years later at a high school reunion. When I see him, I remember it all so vividly, Jenny cried. When I see her, the hurt comes back, he told his former youth pastor. When the youth minister had finished telling this story, you could have heard a pin drop. But he gave no alternative that afternoon, Evidently the pastor thought the couple's only mistake was giving in to temptation.
He seemed to think that Eric and Jenny should have had more respect for each other and more self-control.
Unfortunately, even in their adulthood they continue to reap the consequences. Troy was everything Jayme ever wanted in a guy, and for eight months they were inseparable.When youve climbed two thousand feet up a mountain face, you dont want to have a conversation about how she feels tied down by your relationship.