So before you start dating, you may want to try to “improve yourself” or at least make your self “interesting”.What that means is have something to talk about when you’re on a date other than work and Netflix.Taking some time to reflect on what and how you became you will help you become a better version of you.1. Some people actually have more difficulty with the small stuff, like saying where you’d like to go on a date, or that you don’t like sushi, or that you’d rather scratch your eye balls out than watch another (insert least favorite sporting event or genre of movie).Sorry about the graphic nature of that last one, but hopefully you are catching my drift.2.Divorce has always been controversial, a hard topic for Christians to wrestle with and work through together. Navigating Friendships after Divorce While the purpose of this guide is for Christians who are going through divorce, we wanted to include helpful resources for those interested in exploring what the Bible says about divorce and remarriage.Because of this, many avoid discussing the topic altogether. · also has a helpful resource page on the topic · For more practical articles, see Crosswalk’s Divorce and Remarriage channel SEE ALSO: 6 Pieces of Advice I Wish I'd Believed When I Was Single Further sources and resources on grounds for divorce: It can be hard to know where to begin after divorce. Avoid making any other major life decisions until you’re able to process your divorce. Find your people –- join support groups, ministries and find wise counselors to walk with you as you heal from this loss. For those who have never experienced divorce, it can be a word that drums up fear or perhaps judgment.
The first step to recognizing your communication barriers is to take a closer look at the lessons you learned in your earliest relationships (e.g., parents, friends, early significant others).Think about what messages you received on what was okay/not okay to talk about, did others’ needs take precedence over yours, was your voice (thoughts and feelings) heard, etc.? Many of you are probably thinking, “What does my past have to do with the present?” Or, “I’ve dealt with my past, I want to focus on the now.” Trust me, there is a wealth of information hidden in the deep crevices of your past.Ahead of your first date, preparation will play a big part in keeping your stomach from doing somersaults at the mere mention of your date’s name.If you’ve been talking online, it’s more than likely that you’ll know the basics about your date and like what you’ve seen.Even the “small stuff” matters in the larger picture.