I'm tired of my friends and family not understanding why I act differently than other people my age. Yes, I do take dating seriously. Yes, I do take most things seriously. When eternity is on the line, your perspective changes. I don't want to get attached to a guy that isn't a Christian when the Bible explicitly warns against being married to nonbelievers. Dating is a stepping stone to marriage, and call me a Duggar, but I want dating to mean something. I don't want to date just to have fun. I can have fun in other ways that don't mess with my emotions.
It makes me think of Psalm 27:10 and Luke 12:49-53. My family truly is divided because of Jesus. Mom doesn't understand why I do what I do. I want her to understand, but she doesn't. She'll never understand me because she doesn't understand my faith.
That's the hardest part about becoming a committed follower of Christ. Having to give up my family for Him.