Dating

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Why Do I Want a Significant Other?

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I was four years old when I told my mum that I’d like to get married when I’m older. “Because,” I told my mum excitedly, “I’d like to wear a white dress—just like Cinderella!”. I’m now in my 30s, and I'm still single.
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How God Met Me Where I Was—Single and Feeling Left Behind

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I have been longing for a partner for as long as I can remember. However, my plans of getting married young did not happen. And now that I’m in my 30s—and still single—there are days when I feel incredibly lonely.
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5 Ways to Stop Feeling Desperate When It Comes to Dating

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At the start of each relationship, I was worried that I wouldn't find a suitable life partner. My trust in God had begun to waver. The resulting feeling of desperation caused me to compromise on aspects that should’ve been clear non-negotiables when looking for my future husband.
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3 Keys to Keep Christ at the Centre of Your Relationship

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Dating is fun. There’s no doubt about it. But for us as believers, Christ is the foundation of our relationship. Here are three keys to keeping Christ at the centre of our relationships.
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30+, Single, and Trying Not to Settle

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Online dating in one’s 30s is not for the faint-hearted. Repeating answers to the same few questions for months on end, labouring to shape an organic conversation out of a vacuum, doing my best not to glance at my watch during tedious first dates . . . required a kind of endurance I hadn’t anticipated.
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When Race and Faith Collide: Woes of Dating Someone From a Different Race

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The door slammed. Right in my face. I have never had someone do that to me before; this was the stuff of Hollywood dramas, but this drama was only just beginning. That was the response I encountered when my father asked me point-blank if I was seeing Pravin*. It marked the start of a downward spiral in my relationship with my father, two years of what my father called the “dark night of his soul”.
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7 Areas to Grow in as a Dating Couple

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Dating doesn’t have to be a foggy experience. Instead, dating should be a season of clarity—to clarify whether you and your partner are ready to move on to marriage together. Here are seven areas to help us make the most of our dating season and gauge our readiness for marriage:

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Embarking on a Relationship

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My years of being single (and not by choice) were difficult for me. From my teenage to young adult years, I was sure something was ‘wrong’ with me, that’s why I was not ‘dateable’. But now that I’ve entered into a romantic relationship for the first time, I’m glad I took time to seriously reflect on these soul-searching questions.

How I Knew My Husband Was "The One"

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As a teenager, I’d lie in bed and wonder what my future husband was doing at that very moment, wherever he was in this world. He was breathing, blinking, thinking, living, and I wondered: When would we meet? Would I know that he was the one?