From time to time I mention that personal growth plays a huge part in thriving as a single person. In last week's post, I wrote about growth being a process. This week I want to delve into a little of the why, what, and how of personal growth.
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Learning to thrive is, at its heart, personal growth. Growth is a process. It takes time. So, don't be discouraged if you're not there yet. Keep doing the right things - and give it some time.
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In many blog posts, I mention types of people who you should not marry, should never go out with, or whose acceptance you should never seek. This week, I am putting a lot of those people into one convenient blog post. This is not an exhaustive list, but it is a good place to start. So, here you go. Here are some people you should never go out with.
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Some of you are single and have never given it a second thought. Others of you wonder about it every waking moment and continually ask why God, why? You are the ones I am writing to today - and hopefully encouraging.
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When you are single, you get a lot of advice. When you are single longer than people think you should be, you get even more advice - from everyone - all the time. Here is more of the worst advice I have heard.
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Okay, from time to time I mention stupid things I did as a single. Last week and the week before, I wrote about things I got right. Before that, I wrote once about the smartest things I did as a single. But this week, I am writing about three things I got wrong as a single.
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More things I got right while I was single: I did not rush into dating. When I did start dating, I went out with many different types of people, but they all had the character traits I value. Then, when I found someone who I believed my life would be better with than without, I made a real, lifelong commitment.
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Doing the right things - being part of a healthy community, being generous, and being diligent in the little things will help you to thrive. They may even help you become a more attractive person. Your mileage may vary. But, in my case, getting those things right even helped me find true love.
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This week I want to directly address those of you reading this blog who are Christians. Why is there a disconnect between your beliefs and how you treat the people you go out with?
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People are way too quick to throw around labels.That being said, I think I can rightly label a huge percentage of people, especially divorcees, those I like to call serial daters, Generation Xers, and Millennials as gamophobic and philophobic.
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But, what about sexual compatibility? How do you know if you are sexually compatible if you don't have sex? That is one of the biggest objections to abstinence I hear. It's right up there with "I have needs" and "everybody does it".
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How you feel about, define, and go about dating has a huge impact on how much you enjoy single life and how well you thrive as a single person.
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Due to a death in the family, I did not release a new blog post this week. But, I did go back and release a podcast episode based on a pivotal blog post from March 2017 that I have mentioned several times lately titled Are They Marriage Material? Check Your List.
Continue reading February 17, 2017 – Old Blog Post / New Podcast Episode at Thrive Singles Blog.
Yeah, it's Valentine's Day, and your still single. It seems like everyone else is celebrating love and romance with their special someone. What kind of masochist dreamed up this holiday? Was it created solely to make single people feel lonely and unlovable? Probably not, but it sure feels that way sometimes.
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The more you learn to thrive the more attractive you become and the more attractive you become the more you thrive. So, how do you become more attractive? I'm glad you asked. Here are a few basics.
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If you can't get over your desire for touch, sex, or marriage, that's okay. In fact, it's normal. Just don't let your urges drive you to do dumb things.
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It doesn't matter if you've been single six months or sixteen years, the question is always the same. Why am I still single? It might not be for the reasons you think.
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I did some dumb things while I was single. Maybe I'll share those in another post. But for this week, let's concentrate on the positive. Here are a few of the smartest things I did as a single person.
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What does a thriving single life look like? To begin this year I want to get back to basics. I want to start this week by defining what it means to thrive as a single person.
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Instead of making resolutions you will inevitably break, create some S.M.A.R.T. Goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Make next year your best single year ever.
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