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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Practical aspects of dating and courtship - table manners and the man

In the Christian world, there is an amazing amount of emphasis placed on the spiritual aspect of a relationship. While that is all well and good, it's not enough to make a relationship successful. It's important to have someone who respects your spiritual life. But I have seen many a Christian couple deal with issues which no one seemed to think were as important as they are.

I'm talking about pet peeves...

How to drop a hint so a man asks you out

I went to a going away party for an old boyfriend of mine who somehow got involved with a group that sings sea shantys. Some of them were a bit salacious, but it was all in fun. At one point, one of the guys came up to me...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Why getting along with Muslims can be a bit tough

There was recently an explosion in Oslo, Norway. Terrorism is rampant everywhere. But there is a reason why we just can't get along.

True, many are peaceful. They also probably don't take their religion as seriously as those who act on these verses...

Gonorrhea becoming incurable!

It was bound to happen. Many people nowadays think that everything can be cured with a pill. It's time to wake up and smell the coffee. Organisms like bacteria and viruses mutate over time. After a round of antibiotics, people are often left with a few that just won't die. Doses that were once effective are now not enough.

It's time to start thinking reality. Abstinence is truly best. It's truly best to wait until marriage. It's the way were were designed. Sex isn't just for pleasure, it's for pleasure in a committed relationship. The Christian life isn't just about killing your joy - but gonnorhea and STDs sure will kill your joy if you get them!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Secrets to a healthy marriage

“Studies have shown that happy couples give compliments often. Offering a simple ‘thank-you’ is an easy way to show appreciation and make him feel significant,” says Todd Creager, licensed marriage therapist and author of The Long, Hot Marriage.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Things aren't always what they seem

Dating or courtship is supposed to be a wonderful time of getting to know each other, praying together, and seeing if marriage is right for you. Right? You're supposed to date / court a Christian man. And you would think dating someone who studied to be a pastor would be a safer bet...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pornification of women

I'd like to thank Camerin Courtney for her chutzpa. She wrote about one of the very things I have given a great deal of thought about.

I made more than a few comments on Examiner.com on articles where the verbose Hollwood Men's Dating Examiner touted that if a man wants sex, he should be able to just ask for it without repercussions. I strongly disagree.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dating a non-Christian

After many years of being single and everyone having the common experience of not dating anyone from church, it's bound to come up. Should you date a non-Christian if the opportunity arises? What if I said yes?

Friday, July 8, 2011

A woman is like a house

McCallum House 1882.  Mendocino, CA
I get really tired of people assuming that a woman does something to attract bad men. This is not the case. A woman is like a house and if she keeps her house well, many people are attracted to it. Not all of them have the best intentions. Let me explain...

What I really like in a man...

The men I have felt most attracted to have the following qualities:
  • Christian.
  • Kind heart.
  • Nitpicky about grammar.  (Corrects mine, not the other way around.)
  • Love music - all kinds, but especially unusual and experimental groups.
  • Reads news obsessively.
  • Multilingual.
  • Interested in fitness but not obsessive.
  • Artistically creative.
  • Interested in healthy living, but not obsessive.
  • Opens doors for me.
For me, it's not about game, I just know what I need to stay interested in someone.  I need someone smart, just like most smart guys like smart girls.  I know a few guys like this, but not enough of them.

If you know anyone who fits this...let me know.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Single Ladies - Life without a ring on it!

Well, darn. Where's my exciting single life? Where's my perfect wardrobe picked out by my stylist? Oh sure, sometimes I have lots of fun as a single, but seriously, now just about everyone will think we singles are all the same. Guys still think we all watch Sex and the City and worship expensive shoes.

Maybe this show will tank so that none of us have to worry about men having higher expectations of what they can get away with because a television show told them that's what we ladies like.

What would this show be like if it were called "Single Christian Ladies"?

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