Category: Dating

The Courage to Date Well

Last night Ike and I got to have dinner with one of our single guy friends, and over the course of the meal the conversation drifted to the topic of dating. I’ve only been married a year so I remember the ups and downs of the dating world well. Over the years I’ve had my share…
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Pre-engagement Counseling: Wise or Weird?

This week my parents are in town so I’ve been extra busy spending time with them, which hasn’t left me a lot of time to blog. That said, I thought I would re-post a popular blog (written before I was married) about which I still receive a lot of feedback! A number of people find…
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Big Sister Dating Advice

One of my greatest joys in life is to hear from former students or young women that I have led in the past. After our paths diverge, I sometimes wonder if anything I said or the way I lived my life had any impact at all, so it’s a tremendous affirmation when these women seek…
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Purity Balls

When a friend of mine e-mailed me a link to an article in Marie Claire about “Purity Balls,” I was a little nervous about clicking on it. Purity Balls? Sounds kind of weird to say the least. What I found was not so much weird as thought-provoking. The article is a case study of one…
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Life After a Break-Up

Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine about how tough break-ups can be. She is single and I am married, and over the years we’ve both had friends who have become hardened towards men as a result of bad break-ups. We also have friends who have become wounded and insecure because of the…
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