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The Deal You Make With Yourself When You are Nice
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The Deal You Make With Yourself When You are Nice

Do you do this? Do you think that If you are really nice, accommodating, and self-sacrificing towards your other, then he/she will be really nice, accommodating, and self-sacrificing towards you. However when this silent deal is not met, you turn into a guilt-tripping, passive-aggressive, emotional manipulator. When all along this was your deal that you […]

Why You Choose Someone Who Can’t Be Trusted
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Why You Choose Someone Who Can’t Be Trusted

I’ve heard this one so many times, “He’s been unfaithful to every woman he has ever been with. But I know for a fact that it’s different with me.” Oh really? I read this in an article about open relationships. One lady gave this reason as to why she allows her relationship to be “open” […]

Stats About Being Unequally Yoked
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Stats About Being Unequally Yoked

I have yet to write about this “huge” Christian dilemma of dating someone who is “unequally yoked.” Mostly because I hate that term. I’ve had those words beat over me enough when I was younger. I’m not even happy to include them in the title. They are such “Christianized” words that they sound ridiculous. Yokes […]

Guys, Don’t Be Like This Guy
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Guys, Don’t Be Like This Guy

I was impressed then unimpressed all in the matter of a few days. One of the women I’m coaching was asked out by someone she sees at work weekly. This is why I was impressed. The guy asked her out and made it clear why he was asking her out. He gave her his phone […]

Women’s Hearts Must Be Guarded.  Really?
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Women’s Hearts Must Be Guarded. Really?

I missed this message, which I understand started in the 90s, that it is a man’s responsibility to guard a woman’s heart.  I missed it because I was busy teaching my youth group and every camp and retreat that would have me something of more substance and more truth. Yet I hear lingerings of this […]

Lies We Tell Ourselves to Stay in a Relationship
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Lies We Tell Ourselves to Stay in a Relationship

I am different than the others. (Yes, you are but how does that mean you get to be mistreated in this relationship?) He’s/She’s thinking about me. (So. You are the reason for his/her bad behavior because he/she is thinking about you?) I am more important to him/her. (There is that comparison and choosing to live […]

Bad Reasons to Date
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Bad Reasons to Date

I love dating. I love dating my husband. I loved dating before I got married. Dating is getting to know healthy but flawed people who share your values and esteem for marriage. This is what I believe about dating. But there are bad reasons to date. Do any of these apply to you: You’re lonely. […]