Tag: "dating"

Your Relationship Deserves a Good Home
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Your Relationship Deserves a Good Home

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“With the Lord, there is mercy and fullness of redemption.”   This responsorial psalm is derived from Psalm 130, which has the trembling words “If Thou, O Lord, should mark iniquities, who could stand?”  In other words, if You keep a record of sins, who could ever make it to heaven? How true.  We are committed […]

How to Handle a Breakup
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How to Handle a Breakup

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Summer is a rough time to experience a breakup because it’s the sunny season of barbecues and socializing.  Chapter Eleven of my book is Coping with Disappointment and Betrayal.  Most people who date have their heart smashed once or twice.  It’s not pleasant! Here are a few quick tips that should help you weather the […]

Dating Rules: 10 Rules for Chaste Dating
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Dating Rules: 10 Rules for Chaste Dating

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Ten Ways to Chaste Dating for the over-21 Crowd and for those who live Outside the Home Please note that teenagers should never “date” without supervision.  Alas, there is little one can do for college students who live in co-ed dorms except follow the below rules to the best of their ability.  May St. Joseph […]

Two Helpful Words for Marriage Seekers: Openness and Focus
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Two Helpful Words for Marriage Seekers: Openness and Focus

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The power of words can be phenomenal. I’m sure you’ve seen jewelry with inspiring words. A necklace with the word “Love,” a bracelet with the word “Dream,” a trinket box with the word “Remember.” The meaning and energy a word carries can help lift our hearts throughout the day and fill our minds with inspiration. […]

Is Religion Important in Relationships?
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Is Religion Important in Relationships?

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“Is religion important in relationships?”  When I am interviewed and get asked this question, usually on a Catholic program, I initially say that yes, religion is very important.  I say this because in a lot of ways, it is, and frankly, I could get heckled if the audience is full of Catholics and I don’t […]

Courtship vs. Dating -- Why Dating is More Likely to Get You Married
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Courtship vs. Dating — Why Dating is More Likely to Get You Married

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When I was single, the books I read recommended something called “courtship.” The problem was…it didn’t work, either for me or for anyone around me. So if you have a commitment this weekend, it is a good time to think about how courtship and dating philosophies differ, and why dating is more likely to get […]

The Dating Inbox
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The Dating Inbox

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When dating, women can get concerned about preserving their sense of privacy.  Boundaries are important – what if a guy turns out to be a pest? Here’s a quick tip:  Create an email address specifically for the early stages of dating. Most of us have easy access to free email providers like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, […]

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