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12 Things Every Woman Should Remember When Dating (Happy FTW | Forbidden Topic Wednesday!) 1. It should be entirely too much fun and nothing less. But really, if you’re not having the time of your life with him now, imagine how it will be when your first disagreement or life crisis hits (yikes). Let go of the calculated first impressions, be yourself and have a blast. 2. Trust your initial instinct. NOT second or third,  but very FIRST. A man once told me, if every woman were in touch with her intuition and trusted what her intuition told her, a lot of guys like him wouldn’t be able to sneak past the radar and seize the one thing he has come to conquer. If something feels off but you can’t quite put your finger on it, keep your distance until you can put your finger on it. Depending on the…

Retiring the Term “Boyfriend/Girlfriend” In the day in age where it’s common to prefer commitment without committing, the term “boyfriend” and/or “girlfriend” has become the go-to relationship title for  school kids and adults alike. To be a boyfriend/girlfriend usually means you commit to being monogamous, form “emotional webs” or ties to someone and their family, and sometimes you even begin to create a family of your own. It also serves as a way to let others know you are no longer available to be courted.   The idea behind the Boyfriend/Girlfriend role is that you are able to get to know each other exclusively without anyone else getting to know them as well. Sometimes you live together, share bills… run a home. It’s like having all of the benefits of a marriage, without the financial risks and without the covenant made between you, your spouse and God. It’s commitment without committing.  And we get…

How Far is Too Far When Dating? Happy Forbidden Topic Wednesday! “When you’re dating someone you’re not under a covenant, you’re not under a promise, you have not stood before God and promised until death do you part with that person, so they are NOT yours. Which means that person is not your boyfriend or girlfriend, they are someone else’s future Husband or Wife.” From the same guy that brought you “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus”, Jefferson Bethke and his wife Alyssa. Very interesting topic and perspective. What are your thoughts?? Stay Polished Pistil

No, You Can’t Be Friends with Your Ex “You can’t steal second base if you keep your foot on first”- Mark Batterson I’m often asked my viewpoint on this topic. First let’s define “Your Ex” Your Ex: Is a person you had any emotional/sexual/commitment ties with, and have decided at some point that this was no longer going to work out. Today, we are talking about friends, not so much acquaintances. But, let us define an acquaintance. Acquaintance: I would say this involves communication that happens once/twice a year between the hours of 10am and 7pm– involving things like”hello”, “happy birthday”, “congrats!” “Merry Christmas to you and your family” types of things. *Depending on one’s self-control ability, these lines can quickly become blurred. If we are being absolutely honest with ourselves, the desire to befriend an ex stems from one of three reasons: 1. Either you are not completely over him So…

New Rules: The One and Done Theory- Dating Advice By: Maquita Donyel A couple years ago a friend shared their philosophy on dating. A few dates was all he  needed to decide if she was worth a second or fourth date. It is because within that time he was able to figure out if this was a person he could see himself marrying. If she wasn’t, no more dates were needed, plain and simple. FYI: The person that introduced the concept to me has since been married and has started a family. When I first heard of the idea I thought, “Wow! JUST a few dates and you KNOW? That just can’t be possible.” But after a lot of thinking and self reflecting on how I use to date, I thought why not try something new? The “One and Done”  Overall Bonuses: After experimenting with this “One and Done”…