Roundtable: Can a Girl Make the First Move?
Written by Zach Hunter | August 13, 2014
This is a question that’s been swirling around in the relationship ether for a while now. A girl will like a guy, but for whatever reason, they’re at a seeming relational stalemate. Maybe one likes the other, but who’s to know? And even if they’ve both let on that they like each other, who should be the first to initiate the conversation about the future of the relationship?
These are important questions and there are a lot of different thoughts on what is right and good to do in these situations. I hope you read each of our opinions and check what we say against what’s in the Bible, what you see to be true in your own lives and the wise counsel from older people around you. As always, talk it out in the comments and respect others’ opinions! We believe in you!
“I think one of the most important things to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t fight for a harmful relationship or a relationship with someone who doesn’t respect you.” (Read more)
—Zach Hunter, anti-slavery activist and author of Chivalry and Be the Change
“I’ve… learned that I want someone willing to fight for me in the same way that I am willing to fight for him.” (Read more)
—Tara Teng, former Miss World Canada and abolitionist (tarateng.com)
“Making the ‘first move’ is really the beginning stage of building a friendship.” (Read more)
—Scott Erickson, artist and husband/father (scottericksonart.com)
“Can a girl make the first move? She can. Should she? Let us consider: Rather than calling attention to ourselves, may we as women move others to awaken to the fullness of life, the essence of beauty and the adventure of living fully alive.” (Read more)
—Julie Hill, activator and educator at USA Triathlon