Dating articles and advice
Christians need to have a different attitude toward dating.However, even among Christians, there are differences as to whether you should or should not date.When something comes up, rather than talking shit about my partner to my friends, I try to talk directly with him to hash it out.It increases intimacy It may seem like a no-brainer, but checking in with myself that way has helped me recognize when my emotions might be getting the better of me in any given situation with my partner, and reminds me that most things are not worth fighting over.You can’t help anyone else until your own oxygen mask is firmly fitted. I was always expecting people to act how I wanted them to, but that is impossible 90 percent of the time. When I got married, everyone told me, “Never go to sleep angry! Sometimes, it’s really good to step away from a heated conversation or disagreement and, you know, sleep on it. When there’s conflict, turn inward to the relationship rather than outward to others.Wake up fresh, renewed, and maybe with a different perspective. “When people show you who they are, believe them.” This advice is perfectly captured in this slumber-party video of Oprah and Maya Angelou. Not sure where I heard this, but it’s affected my relationships so positively.The choice is up to you and your parents, but Christian teens should still know God’s perspective on dating.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.Sometimes it means we try to fit a square peg into a round hole. I watched my mom do it for 20 years and then I did it for 4 years. You can’t expect them to know your needs and desires unless you tell them. It’s not about finding the person you want to share one life with. Meredith collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads.Oftentimes, by wanting this so badly, you push other people into boxes that they don’t want to be in, instead of taking things at face value, and the situation blows up in your face fairly quickly. The best relationship advice I’ve received is something I literally found on a therapy website: Be honest, with your partner AND with yourself.
This seriously helped me through a rough patch in my relationship, and reminds me that I can only be honest with my partner if I’m honest about how I’m feeling on my own first.
There is usually a better way to communicate or understand where my partner is coming from. “Fuck happiness.” This advice stuck with me because it’s so to the point and so opposite of what we’re taught to think. My mom told me to always ask questions on a first date because everyone wants to feel listened to.