Sometimes in your life as a single person, you get stuck in a rut. Bad ways of looking at things, relating to people, and dating turn into a cycle of bad decisions. It's time to look at things a different way. It's time to do things a different way.
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A while back I wrote about how you deserve better and should not settle for certain behaviors and certain types of people. This week I want to talk about not settling for certain types of relationships.
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Last week I wrote about not getting tired of doing the right things. If you ever end up getting married, what you do in the meantime makes all the difference in what kind of marriage you'll have. But, what if "in the meantime" turns into for a lifetime? What if you never get married? Can there still be a happily ever after without a marriage?
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Have you been single longer than you hoped? Are you doing all the right things: growing as a person, becoming more physically, emotionally, and spiritually attractive, staying pure, and dating the right way, but you feel like you are no closer to finding a spouse than you were years ago? I know it's discouraging, but don't get tired of doing the right things.
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Some of you are still single and want to get married. Some of you are single again and want to get married. And, some of you are single or single again and have sworn you will never marry or marry again. If you want to stay single, you need to be happily single. If you want to get married, first, you need to be happily single. Either way, step number one is to learn to thrive, right here, right now, as a single person.
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You're single. You want to go out on dates. You should go out on dates. But, trying to get a date is risky. So, be prepared for a few no thank you's or possibly even the occasional rude dismissal. When that happens, how do you handle rejection?
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One of the best parts of being single is having the opportunity to experience fun dating activities with a variety of people. One of the worst parts of being single is sitting home alone when you'd rather be out on a date because you either missed an opportunity to ask someone out or mishandled your opportunity to ask them out and got turned down. If you want to date more, try these things.
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There exists a dichotomy. The chasm betwixt the two sides of it grows wider and wider as time passes. On the one hand, some people completely give up on romance. On the other hand, some people use it as their drug of choice. I'm not sure which is worse, trudging through life jaded and romanceless or skipping along starry-eyed and breathless always desperately seeking that next dopamine hit.
If you're single, what's the proper role of romance?
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The question is no longer - are you married or single? The modern relationship question has, unfortunately, become - who are you dating now? It seems that a large percentage of single people have simply given up on marriage and accepted as truth that they will have to settle for a series of long-term dating relationships throughout their adult years.
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Being single is not the worst thing in the world. If you are doing it right, that is if you have your sex drive under control, have learned to be self-sufficient, have learned to be content, have enough quality people in your life to not be constantly lonely, and have learned to thrive as a single, it can be a great life. But still, sometimes you just get tired of being single.
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Being single is not the worst thing in the world. Some things about it are great. Here are a few of the best and worst things about being single.
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Married or single, we all get lonely from time to time. But, the loneliness I felt immediately after my divorce was horrible. It was deeper and more persistent. The only thing that kept me sane was being plugged in - to my church, my family, and my friends.
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Whether it's a new year, the end of a dating relationship, or just a nagging feeling that things need to change, now is a great time for a fresh start.
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If you're single, you've probably read dozens of articles and books written by people outlining all kinds of methods and systems to find the right one. But, what have you done to become the right one?
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Sometimes, we set out expectations really high and we never get what we expect and we end up disappointed. Other times, we set our expectations really low and we get what we expected and we end up disappointed. As a single person, how should you set your expectations when it comes to who you choose to go out with?
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Read that title again - slowly and carefully. This is important. Let the words sink in - deep inside. Don't settle. You deserve better.
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I have asked you a lot of questions the last few weeks. This week I want you to ask yourself the most important question of all - why? Do you know your why?
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To thrive as a single person, ask yourself some difficult questions, settle in our heart and mind what you believe, then live according to those beliefs.
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Last week's post was all about questions. I want to begin this week's post with a question. What are you doing to make sure you live your life as a single person the way you want to live it? Or, to put it another way, what guardrails do you have in place to protect yourself from oncoming traffic and keep yourself from going off a cliff?
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Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? These are the basic questions of life. A large part of thriving as a single person is growing as a person. A large part of personal growth is answering these questions.
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