Today on the Heart of Dating, we are doing a special episode on something that is near and dear to our hearts! On today’s episode, we are talking ALL about community… so we figured...what’s a better way to do it than to have ACTUAL members of our very own community on?! So welcome Anthony, Courtney, Liam, Jecca, Eric, Claudia, and Jen to the podcast as they dive into what it means to be a part of the Heart of Dating Community and they share about how it’s shaped their singleness lives!
Meet the Crew!
How did you find out about the Heart of Dating?
What are your favorite things about the Heart of Dating Community?
What are your favorite events in the Heart of Dating Community ?
Are there any lies you used to believe in before you joined the Heart of Dating community?
What are some of the biggest things that you find attractive in somebody?
What is your final nugget of dating advice?
“What I love about the community is the way that it brought people from all across the spectrum together.” -Eric
“You are in charge of your own journey.”
Anthony is an elementary band and orchestra teacher in central Maryland, outside of Washington, DC. He is a percussionist, loves the water, and enjoys salsa and bachata dancing.
Vice president of a truck line in Memphis, Eric is deeply involved in his church and works a variety of jobs in sports on the side. When not at church or a game (or on the HOD FB page), Eric is usually playing with his nephews or planning/daydreaming his next national park vacation.
As a recent transplant to LA, Jen Daramola enjoys exploring beaches and going on random food tours. When she’s not at the beach, Jen enjoys sports, coffee, and music.
Jecca is a life-long New Englander, and drives like a true Bostonian, but actually smiles at people making new friends everywhere she goes and sees everything as an adventure. She's a paramedical foot care specialist, former multi-location salon owner/entrepreneur particularly passionate about developing people and mentoring those most in need of opportunity-advancing life skills, and is always ready to tell the reason for the hope that she has. Right now she's most focused on being a present, deeply-invested disciple-making mom to her own two daughters.
Liam is a hotel night supervisor in Brisbane, Australia. He is a guitarist/vocalist (in the car, anyway) and spends his free time having a Netflix binge, expanding his LEGO collection and searching for the best ramen in town.
Claudia, is a Texan who loves to worship, travel, cook, hike, Two step, and spend mornings at the beach. When she can, Claudia loves to lend a helping hand where she is able; helping and encouraging others brings her joy.
Courtney is a Tennessee girl, business owner, dog mom, recovering people pleaser and self-care advocate. Her life mission is to encourage young adults to live their best lives authentically and unapologetically no matter the chapter of life they find themselves in.
AJ and Kait discuss how to use the enneagram and see your worldview in dating and more.
Sami and Spencer discuss self-hatred, unhealthy coping mechanisms, and being a self-critic. Kait also discusses loving your younger self and childhood wounds.
Kait & JJ discuss mental health and how it plays a role in dating.
Gary Thomas talks about when and how to walk away from someone and what signs tell you that they are indeed a toxic person to be with.
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