Ever since high school there's been this one girl I met at my church to whom I've always been attracted. However, as we became closer friends and I got to know her more, I realized there was something more about her that was attractive: her genuine love and thirst for God.Back then, I wasn't sure what it meant to be a godly man and be intentional, so I never made a move.The May bash was held in New York City on the rooftop of the Dream Hotel, and a photograph from the event shows Deng and Zahoran sitting together on a banquette, with the model's arm around his older girlfriend.

So how do you handle such a sensitive and possibly boat-rocking conversation? First, start praying now and ask God to guide this process and to lead you in a way that pleases His heart and brings Him glory.

Pray about every detail of the conversation and pray it often.

When you get together, remember that as difficult and maybe counter-intuitive as it seems, you should do your best to dial down your emotions when sharing your thoughts.

Obviously, your emotions are involved in the whole thing, otherwise you wouldn’t have written to us, but they can sometimes cloud the issue and distract from what you want to accomplish.

As I’ve written before, women (and men) are entirely capable of taking in all the information there is about their relationship options and making their own decisions about them.

While I appreciate the fact that we all want to respect someone pursuing the same person, that doesn’t mean we should feel as if we need to “protect” her from information that might alter the course she’s on.The mother-of-two looked picture perfect in her bathing suit as she walked around the outdoor deck on the property with her daughters Grace, 15, and Chloe, 13, and took some time to pose for photos with the girls.Deng, 48, later traded her Missoni mare metallic triangle bikini, which retails for over 0, for a more formal summer dress as she and Zahoran headed out to celebrate their first New Year's Eve as a couple.Whenever we talked, though, I was overjoyed with her faithfulness in God, and it spurred me on to pursue God even harder.Recently, after returning from school, I found out that she's dating another guy from our church.The rest will unfold in short order, and you can put all your trust in a good God who loves you (and her) deeply and will do you both good.