Hello all, I've been active on these forums sporadically. Anyways, I met this girl recently at a christian fellowship sometime late to mid February. Since then we've been going steadily on dates. We've been pretty honest with each other about our thoughts and feelings. We've both had trouble in the past rushing things with the opposite sex as younger folk tend to do. (let's blame it on all the hormones in the food, shall we ?) She has been in and out of short relationships that only last a few months for a while so she has made it clear to me that she wants to take the time to know me and take it slow. She is a very Godly person, admittedly more so than myself. Over the summer she will be doing mission work for 2 months out of the state and I'll be a few hours away in a different city doing a summer internship after a short mission trip myself. We talked about how this situation will prevent us from getting into a relationship prior to this as to not complicate things during that period. She mentioned tonight that she cannot promise anything for certain when we get back at the end of the summer, but it looks hopeful that we will eventually become committed. I am basically seeking advice of how to stay patient and deal with the uncertainty of this summer/our situation. I've never been in a committed relationship with a girl, only flings and "unofficial" relationships that have ended as horribly as they started. I'm really trying to do things right and I completely respect and adore her. What sort of advice could you give me. For age reference she is 19 (about to be 20) and I am 22 and we go to the same college.