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Loneliness Just Is. We All Get to Sit in Seasons of It
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Loneliness Just Is. We All Get to Sit in Seasons of It

My local paper, the Washington Post, just ran a story with the title “Why are young adults the loneliest generation in America?” Besides a recounting of the latest research (all of America came across as lonely) the answer that was offered is that young adults prioritize activities that achieve goals, not meaningful connection. So much […]

A Written Prayer for When You Don’t Feel Like Celebrating Christmas
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A Written Prayer for When You Don’t Feel Like Celebrating Christmas

I love this quote about prayer: I’ve spent my entire career sitting across from people, listening to them tell me about the hardest and most painful moments of their lives. After fifteen years of this work, I can confidently say that stories of pain and courage almost always include two things: praying and cussing. Sometimes […]

Be Careful What You Fall in Love With
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Be Careful What You Fall in Love With

Two years ago as a single mom in my mid-thirties I fell in love, head over heels in love. I can’t say it was unexpected, I was a broken person searching for love. I had accounts on several dating sites, trying to find my Mr. Right in MrWrong.com world. Maybe I was on the verge […]

The Vulnerability of Dating
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The Vulnerability of Dating

Yes, dating is full of vulnerability.  This is why so many dread dating so much.  It is you meeting someone new who is trying to figure out who you are.  That is vulnerable.  Who are you presenting to this new person?  Do you like this person you are presenting to this new date? There is […]

Loneliness Soup Served at Christmas
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Loneliness Soup Served at Christmas

Tis the season, huh? My girl posted this on Facebook back on November 20 making this declaration: The holiday season is blanketed as a time of joy and thankfulness. But as some of us deal with brokenness in our families, like me for example, holidays can be an anxiety-provoking time of year. This season, though, […]

Merry Christmas to the Lonely
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Merry Christmas to the Lonely

This is a blog about brave dating. One could assume that everyone who is reading it is brave and has a full life of dating and friendships. That would be nice if everyone was that way. But a real truth that is screaming at you right now is you are lonely. You are not alone […]

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. […]