Heart of Dating is thrilled to welcome Jonathan “JP” Pokluda to Heart of Dating today!
JP is the Lead Pastor of Harris Creek Baptist Church in Waco, TX. He was formerly the leader of The Porch in Dallas, TX which grew to be the largest weekly young adult gathering of its kind in the country. JP didn’t come to understand the grace of the Gospel until his early twenties after being involved in different denominational churches his entire life. This ignited a desire in him to inspire young adults to radically follow Jesus Christ and unleash them to change the world. His best-selling book, Welcome to Adulting, offers millennials a roadmap to navigating faith, finding a spouse, finances, and the future. Following the release of Welcome to Adulting, he wrote Welcome to Adulting: Survival Guide, that provides a 42-day guide to surviving adulthood. JP’s most recent release, Welcoming the Future Church, inspires ministry leaders to keep their churches young, because Millennials, Gen Y and Gen Z are the future of the church. His next book, OutDated, releases in March and was written after years of observing the changing landscape of dating. JP's partner in ministry is Monica, his wife of sixteen years, and together they disciple their children Presley, Finley, and Weston.
On today’s episode, JP and Kait unpack a lot of stigmas, whether it’s “The One” or spark and chemistry or the slow burn in dating. Plus, JP shares four straightforward steps to dating well.
What is your prayer for the single and dating people who are going to read OutDated?
Let’s debunk the stigma of “The One.”
Unpacking “the spark” and “the slow burn.”
What’s the deal with physical attraction?
How to date well
Dating can be fun, but don’t date for fun
What is your final nugget of dating advice:
Connect with JP!
Follow JP on Instagram HERE
Order JP’s book, OutDated, HERE
Matt discusses the 3 stages of dating and how to have fun in each season
Serena and Ryan discuss how to prepare for marriage as a Christian single both in practical and spiritual ways.
Kait and JD discuss how parent relationships are important and often set the foundations for romantic relationships.
Johan talks about all the myths women may believe about men and vice versa when it comes to dating.
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