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3 Advantages You Should Be Using While Online Dating

I recently posted on a thread about online dating, and it started a firestorm. Not against me, because what I said was pretty tame. But the melee of comments about the horrors of online dating went on for days afterward. It was quite telling. As someone who dipped her toes into dating for a second season and was terrified of …

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The Cost Of Being In Love

Everyone wants to be in love. At least we say we do, and usually mean it. But often it’s about what we want love to do for us: make us happy, fulfill us, provide stability. We don’t always realize that love and all its benefits aren’t free; they come with a cost. They require us to change, grow, work and …

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[Podcast] Keys To Transition Well

Transition is a part of all of our lives, and often it happens even if we don’t want it to. Many people struggle with it while others don’t. So what makes these two kind of people different? Are you the kind of person who hates change? Have you lost your job without notice? Has divorce caused you to transition against …

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[Movie] The Dating Project

Let’s be honest: It seems like no one understands us singles these days. The entire landscape of meeting people, how to date and the meaning of commitment is different for everyone. And adding to the complexities are navigating email, texting, social media and the actual in-person interaction. Half of America is single. The way people seek and find love has …

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[Podcast] Keys To Communicate Well

  At one point or another, communication is a challenge to most of us. Have you ever struggled to figure out how to say something and, even with your best efforts, you just mess it up? Or have you taken the path of least resistance, staying quiet about your own feelings because the other person doesn’t communicate well either … …

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Three Steps To Healing From Your Past And Being Open To Love Again

I never wanted to get married again. At least that’s what I told myself. Past hurts were still piercing my heart. One unhealthy relationship after another, a bad marriage and then a divorce had me looking for love in all the wrong places. I felt like a failure. This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. After the mess I’d …

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Eleven Things I Learned From My First Love

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I had a first love, a first boyfriend. (Man, was that a long time ago!) Do you remember your first love? Wasn’t it magical? I was 19. He’d started liking me late that summer, but wisely and patiently kept his intentions hidden. I had no clue he was testing me by …

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Are You Prepared For The Love Of Your Life?

We pray. We hope. We dream. We may spend years waiting. Years longing. Years in frustration over not yet finding what we believe God has for us. Maybe that’s the problem. Most of us don’t make a decision to purposefully find the love of our lives. Most of us have an innate longing that started before we can remember. And …

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When You’re Waiting On Love

I love a good love story. If it’s a true love story, I love it even more! We often say to couples, “Tell me how you two met.” What we are really saying is, “Tell me your love story!” I’ve heard some sweet stories lately. I recently met a couple who knew each other from birth, dated very young and …

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[Podcast] Choosing A Mate

We’ve been doing a series on singleness … and this is the last in the series with … finally .. a dude! I just have more women friends but Nate Stevens, our guest today, is one of my best guy friends. We met a few years ago through another friend and he’s been writing for the magazine I publish, Single …

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