Welcome to our Friday MINISERIES. We created these MINISERIES because y'all have so many amazing questions, and we want to be able to answer as many of them as we can in easy digestible ways. Outside of our main, full length HOD episodes which will mainly be interview style with some epic guests, and on occasion some solo episodes, we also wanted to be able to cover other topics with short, succinct thoughts and advice.
Each miniseries will be themed around a pointed and specific topic and will be about 4-6 episodes long. They will launch on Fridays and be no more than around 15 minutes.
Last week we talked all about what Stage 1 Dating really is, as well as some best practices/ guidelines to keep in mind for stage 1 dating.
This week we are diving into the art of intentionality. We are specifically talking about how to be intention in 4 ways:
Intentional with your ASK
Intentional with your QUESTIONS
Intentional with your COMMENTS
Intentional with your FOLLOW UP
Also, we want to share with you that we are actually able to do these miniseries because of our amazing sponsor, Faithful Counseling. Faithful Counseling is a faith based online therapy network that falls under the incredible BetterHelp umbrella. We are HUGE fans of therapy, but especially love therapy that incorporates Christian principles, prayer, and spiritual practices.
Getting connected with an affordable christian therapist is SO easy through Faithful Counseling….you can fill out a form about yourself and your needs, and Faithful Counseling will connect you with a fellow believer online within their network of licensed professional counselors. Once you are connected to a therapist, you can start communicating in under 24 hours.
You can also login to your account anytime and send a message to your counselor and get timely and thoughtful responses back. You can also schedule weekly video or phone sessions and do them from the comfort of your home, in your most comfy attire.
Another huge perk that comes with using Faithful counseling is that there is such a broad range of expertise in the Faithful Counselor network which may not be locally available in many areas.
The last cherry on top is that a lot of people do not do therapy because of the cost, but Faithful Counseling more affordable than traditional offline counseling and financial aid is available.
So you guys, if you’ve been looking to try out therapy but haven’t found someone for you, or it’s been too costly, or you just don’t want to make the trek to the office…. we encourage you to consider trying out Faithful Counseling. And For Heart of Dating listeners, you can get 10% off your first month! Go to https://getfaithful.com/heartofdating
In today’s episode we discuss the following:
Stay tuned next Friday for the next episode in this MINISERIES: Navigating the Beginning Stages of Dating
Kristina talks about the importance of defining the relationship and the issues of ghosting.
Greg Coles is a single, gay Christian who joins the show to discuss his journey, his story, and how we can best love our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters.
John Van Epp talks about when to walk away in correlation with his book "How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk"
Preston Sprinkle talks about what transgender identity is, how it affects dating as well as how the church can and should respond.
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