I recently have received a couple of notes from readers asking for more on the difference between pursuing and chasing. In other words, we are taught, especially in Christian circles, that we should pursue a woman we are interested in. But as I have stated here many times, we should never chase a woman that we are interested in because it pretty much ensures failure.
But in our culture and language this can be a really fine line. Let’s face it, from a purely linguistic standpoint they are very similar and we should probably find other words. But when I think of these two words in the context of trying to find a spouse, I think they are worlds a part.
So what is the difference? How do we pursue and not chase? What does it look like?
Let me take a stab at it.