3 Things Every Christian Needs to Know About Dating After Divorce

 

By Kris Reece, Counselor, Coach, Speaker

Whether your divorce is a distant memory, or you are still in the throes of a legal battle, the question always looms, “When should I start dating?”

While some women will swear off men forever (or at least until they are lonely enough), others are itching to date even before the ink from the judge’s signature dries on the divorce papers.

There are guidelines for how to know when to date, but today I want to talk about not the when, but the what. Specifically, I want to cover the three things you need to know before you date again. Whether you plan on stepping back into the dating scene two years from now or tomorrow, keep these things in mind, and you’ll have a far greater chance of being happy—and be far less likely to kiss another toad.

Hope For the Single Season

 

Are you tired of waiting? Are you tired of everyone telling you that God has your Boaz for you as they look upon you with eyes of pity? Are you tired of everyone telling you to enjoy this “single season”?

You may nod your head in agreement and say a few “amens” but deep down in your soul, your heart aches for true love.

Whether you are recently divorced or have been struggling with your singleness for a lifetime, there is one common question that always looms. “Will I ever find that someone who will love me?”

I remember after my divorce, I went on a man fast

4 Signs You’re Inviting Evil into Your Life

 

Most people believe that they are “good” people. That’s because we judge others by their actions, but we judge ourselves by our intentions.

There are many well-meaning “good” people who are actually buddying up with the devil. They join him and his demons on their playground. Evil has a field day with them and they are none the wiser.

Ignorance however is not an excuse. You need to be aware of some of your actions. There are some key actions that contribute to becoming BFFs with Satan’s minions.

Three Signs It’s Safe to Trust Again (and Three Clues It’s Time to Run)

 

By Kris Reece, Counselor, Coach, Speaker

Very few would argue that trust is a key component in successful relationships. After all, isn’t honesty the best policy?

And yet, if you have lived on this planet for any length of time you have probably had your trust broken. Whether you have been betrayed by a friend, a spouse or your own parents, you know that it is difficult to determine how to move forward. You could ask advice from three different friends and get three different opinions.

That’s because everyone’s trust level is different. Some don’t give trust much thought and they just hope that any issues they encounter will go away. Others put up walls that would impress even Donald Trump to keep people out and prevent ever being hurt again. And some continue to trust people they shouldn’t, causing them to be victimized repeatedly.

7 Signs You are in Relationship With a Sociopath

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When most people think of sociopaths, they think of the kind of murderers you see on crime shows. The truth is, most sociopaths are not murderers (although they would be if they knew they could get away with it).

It may surprise you that 1 in 25 people are sociopaths. Sociopaths are dangerous not because they have a killer instinct, but because they lack empathy and compassion. They put on a good show, but deep down inside they are void of any genuine emotions, except jealousy and revenge. They have no interest in having a genuine relationship with anyone.

At least 60% of the people I counsel are in my office because of the damage that a sociopath has caused in their life.