I can’t believe I finally get to announce that my book will be LAUNCHED on FEBRUARY 10th, 2017!!!! Yep, that means you get to buy it on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, or wherever else you might purchase a book. I realize at this point I’m probably way more excited than you, but did I already say I can’t wait for Feb. 10th?! Woohooooo!!!! So, here’s a little more detail about the book and my journey in writing it.
Our attractions should lead us to someone who wants to date us back. Then, and only then, is a relationship formed. But what if our attractions lead us to people who never seem to like us back. Like I’ve discussed in my earlier posts, we can always work on improving us, and therefore, grab the attention of that person we like. Yet, I’ve also said we all (married and single) have issues…we will never be perfect. SO…we can’t always just blame our singleness on the fact that we’re not fully “improved” yet.
Which brings me back to my original point: Our attractions need to lead us to someone who likes us back in order to form a relationship.
You can find Part 1 of why your attractions lead you astray here, which I explain is because many of them are rooted in fear. Part 2 is about your attractions being rooted in insecurity.
Once upon a time, not too long ago, I met a man with beautiful eyes who showered me with attention, adoration, and affection. This man was trustworthy, kind, full of character, and never mean. However, to me, we were “just friends.”
I realize we’re all different, which results in different desires and needs, but I do think there are a few qualities every man should have that will help him be a great husband, friend, and partner throughout life. As you read this list, ask yourself if what you’re searching for matches up with what’s listed. And then ask yourself if you also have these qualities since you’ll attract someone with similar attributes.
Marriage seems hard to come by these days. Well…a great marriage, one that you actually want, with a person that you actually want to spend forever with…seems hard to come by these days. Maybe it was always hard to come by, but either way, I have 3 great suggestions on how to pray for marriage.
Very few people consider themselves to be patient. I’m one of them. People used to tell me patience is a virtue, and honestly, that did absolutely nothing to motivate me to be more patient. I still don’t understand how or why that statement would motivate anyone to be more patient. As Christians, I get that we want to be men and women of virtue (hmm…what exactly does that mean anyways??), and we know patience is a good virtue to have, but how exactly do you become more patient? And how do you incorporate that virtue into your love life?
Well, my friend, you ask great questions! 🙂
Let’s say you’re the type of person who has prayed about the type of person God has for you. 🙂 You try not to put too much value on insignificant, superficial, or societal standards. Not that they’re all bad, but you practice prioritizing your standards in your search for your life-long mate. You aren’t too picky. You know God has someone amazing for you, but you don’t want to walk away from someone just because they’re too short, too round, too skinny, too poor, or too whatever for you.
You’ve narrowed down your list to the non-negotiables you’ve prayed about and feel peace about keeping. But a new problem has risen…you know at least a dozen people who meet this small list qualifications. So, how do you choose?
Have you ever been in a relationship where you found yourself trying to make it work? You liked that person, maybe even a lot, but there were a few things about him or her that were more like pink flags, rather than red flags. Or maybe even red flags, but you chose to ignore them.
From a women’s perspective, some men take FOREVER to ask a woman out. Us women, we don’t get it. What are you waiting for? Why aren’t we good enough for you? I mean, not that we want you, but still. 😉
This post is written from a woman’s perspective. Haha – duh. I’m a woman and my blog is from my perspective. So, without further ado the following list is what I think women think about men who never, or rarely, ask women out.
I confess…I strongly dislike articles that tell the reader what she has to do to catch a man’s attention. Weird, I know, especially since I write about relationships. The reason they annoy me is because they give women a formula on how to fake it till they make it. And then when they make it…BOOM…they’re all of a sudden a different person because they caught that man.
That being said, this small blog post is definitely advice on how to work on areas of your personality if needed, and if desired. And along the way, become more appealing to the opposite sex. So, ya, I guess I’m writing the type of article that annoys me. But give it a chance…read on.