Chad and Erin….A Special Date

I Love you Day (3)What does it mean when a person says….
……..”I Love You“??……..

There can be so many different interpretations of that simple, yet profound, statement of affection. The word “Love” must be defined if we were able to begin to understand the depths of its meaning! Genuine Love has no ulterior motive…it is giving without having an expectation of anything in return. Love is key in any relationship. =)

This past week, I had the wonderful privilege of spending time with my Precious Sweetheart, Erin. <3<3

We went out on a special date for Valentines day (though it was way past Valentines =(. The Bates Family affectionately calls Valentines, “I Love You Day” =). I was so happy to take my Girl out on a special “I Love You” date! It was so precious! We had awesome food, fellowship….and photographers! (BIG GRIN) It was truly an unforgettable evening! I find that no matter what Erin and I do together, we always have the BEST of times! Whether its cleaning the kitchen after a meal, going on a walk, running an errand, or just sitting together…it is simply the BEST ever! I absolutely LOVE getting to know my Best Friend…my Forever Friend!

As you get to know a person, you begin to understand how they think and learn how they respond to different situations. You also get to see their weaknesses and the things that they need to grow in…this is when being a true friend is so important!! Erin is a true friend to me! As we have gotten closer, she has seen my weaknesses and my flaws and she has loved me in spite of my shortcomings! This is a true Friend! Proverbs 17:17a came alive as I thought about what Erin meant to me.“A friend loveth at all times

Even when I am not loving or I am not responding as I should in a situation, Erin has demonstrated a true Love that has challenged me to my core!

Thank you, Erin! I Love you!

~ Chad

6 thoughts on “Chad and Erin….A Special Date”

  1. Michelle says:

    Glad to see two responsible adults in a God called relationship. It is truly a blessing. Wanted to let you guys know I share your experiences with my boys and I hope and pray they put God first in their decisions. May God bless you both in loves journey.

  2. Michelle says:

    Love following your courtship. It has been a blessing and I love sharing it with my children (2 sons). I will keep both you and Erin in my prayers.

    Following Christ,

  3. Nate P. says:

    Chad, I really appreciate what you have shared…loves suffers long and it endures through trial (1 Cor. 13)! God has been teaching me a lot in this area and has encouraged me through a book by Dr. R. T. Kendall on Total Forgiveness. The true essence of total forgiveness can ONLY come from one thing: Christlike love! I love you bro and am praying for you and Erin. Keep your eyes fixed upon Christ because He IS your true identity!

    “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. ” 2 Cor. 5:17

  4. Erin Durbin says:

    This is so cute! 🙂

  5. Genesis C says:

    Hermanos Chad y Erin, son una gran inspiración para los jóvenes cristianos, y nos enseña a esperar la voluntad de Dios para nuestras vidas,que es agradable y perfecta…. Dios les continúe bendiciendo… Saludos desde Venezuela, hermanos en Cristo…!!!

  6. I am very happy to see young people like you take the Christian approach for your courtship and marriage. Stay blessed

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