Commonly asked questions about dating
Does this thought excite you or does it make you feel like you just digested a can of the before mentioned Play-Doh? And you need to have your own identity beyond your spouse. If you don’t want to become like the person you’re dating, should you be dating?
If you can just get your hair, abs, complexion, and clothes just right, then The One will scamper to you like a squirrel to a nut factory. Sure appearance might catch someone’s eye, but it’s personality, values, faith, heart, past, present, and future that’s going to make them stay.
One of the greatest causes for conflict in marriage are contradicting core values.
I’d describe core values as beliefs that are fundamental to how you are wired, guiding your actions, thoughts, plans, and purpose on this earth.
We all go through intense communication training for years; it’s called childhood.
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Thus my career path has been anything but straight-forward, which could drive any sane person crazy.
Is the person you’re dating like a magnet trying to bring the best of you to the surface?
Or are they trying to bury you under a pile of dirt?
Are you fitting and conforming to some abstract idea of what you think they want?
Or are you blossoming and flourishing into who you really are?