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I am a young single pastor who has always refused to date anyone within my parish. But on a vacation trip to another church, I met an incredible woman who I could easily see marrying. We have been constantly talking since we met, and I find my mind wandering sometimes. It sounds like a horrible cliche, but I have honestly never had feelings this strong for a woman. She also lives over three hours away. How do I control my thoughts and date her in a way that is God-honoring? I have not dated since high school, so I feel a little overwhelmed and out of practice. I also want to know how in the world I focus on the needs of my congregation here while my thoughts keep pulling me towards where she is.

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