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Relationships

In the RELATIONSHIPS category you will find articles that speak to the way you interact with the people in your life. The three topics include: DATING AND ENGAGEMENT, COMMUNITY AND FRIENDSHIP, and SEX AND PURITY. All relationships require an understanding of how to relate to the other person in a way that is healthy. Single Matters will provide clear Biblical teaching for those that are navigating the challenges of these topics including appropriate boundaries, guarding your mind, and avoiding temptation. But, relationships are much more than just dating do’s and don’ts – so we also offer resources for preparing for marriage, tips for healthy dating, success stories of engaged couples, how you can be more involved in your community and find support through friendships.

When Dating Becomes An Emotional Battlefield

I hadn’t realized it, but my dates were becoming a job interview. I was on rapid fire with interrogating questions, evaluating whether the person across from me at the dinner table was an “asset” or a “liability.” Had I worked all these years to hook up with someone who was lazy and would live off my career earnings? Did he want …

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Why People Have Emotional Affairs

I had a boyfriend once, and when we would go out for dinner, he was always glancing around the room wondering who else was in the restaurant. Often I felt like he was half-listening to me, and his commitment to our relationship was less than stellar. So it was no shock when he left me for another woman. In fact, …

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True Love Dates Offer

An offer from one of our partners – True Love Dates. It’s the week before Valentine’s Day- and one thing is on everyone’s mind…LOVE. Starting today– we’re dedicating this entire week as “True Love Dates Week!” In an effort to get the word out about the importance of engaging in healthy relationships and learning the meaning of True Love– www.truelovedates.com …

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Eleven Differences Between Dating A Boy Vs. A Man

When I was in my early twenties, if a guy acted aloof, called back only sometimes, and showed minimal interest, I would get hooked. You could say I was addicted to the bad boy/unavailable boy/player. I was drawn to what psychotherapist Ken Page terms as “attractions of deprivation,” when we are drawn to people who embody the worst emotional characteristics …

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How Being An Entrepreneur Makes It Difficult To Date

An entrepreneur is a busy type of person, but if they want to have any kind of romance, that busyness can turn crazy. The type of dedication it takes to get a start-up going is the same kind of energy it takes to foster a productive love life. It might seem impossible to find a date when there are so …

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Is Your Dating Cup Half Empty Or Half Full?

Gloria is meeting new people, and she has a positive attitude towards dating. In fact, her dating cup is half full. She keeps her expectations low, and she knows with mathematical certainty that the more she gets out there to meet new people, the greater her chances of meeting potential new love. As a result, Gloria focuses on remaining upbeat …

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Secret To A Great Relationship Part 5: Be Real And Transparent

Secret to a great marriage

In John 15:15, Jesus said, “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.” The reality behind what Jesus said is a secret to no one: A best friend is …

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Five Signs That You Can Trust Your New Love

I have often looked back at failed relationships and wondered how I could have ever really trusted the people I have dated in the past. If there were obvious red flags and warning signs, I had clearly missed them, because I sat multiple times on the edge of an absolute train wreck of a relationship. Now that I have been …

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How One Girl’s List Got The Boot

It just so happens that I have a large number of amazing single friends. One would think that I would be able to match them up with each other, but knowing their preferences makes this seemingly impossible. I started to think about this and found myself in a bit of a dilemma. I am all about standards. I encourage my …

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Secret To A Great Relationship Part 4: Embrace Your Differences

Secret to a great marriage

God has made each of us unique. Best friends tend to celebrate each other’s differences. Enemies, on the other hand, use differences as a reason to reject. Do you realize that if you are prejudiced and judgmental toward another person, you can’t be that person’s friend? That’s why the devil loves prejudiced and judgmental people. Every time we judge someone …

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