Are You Up For The Challenge
Back in 2004, I met a gentleman who was interested in getting to know me better. After a few discussions of finding out what I needed to know, I decided to participate. Early in this process, he told me that he is not a good "chit-chat" starter. He could engage in conversation but starting it and keeping it flowing were not his gifts. As time moved on, I found this to be true and it began to be a bother. The long moments of silence on the phone at times drove me batty. I don't know about you but I don't do long moments of silence well at all.
One day, I decided to ask him how he felt about our communication. I mentioned to him my concern about the long moments of silence and he began to apologize. Well, I told him that I appreciated his apology but there was really no need for it. I asked the question to get information and now that we have this information, we can work on this area together. He wasn't up for the challenge so he bailed and guess what - he never bothered to tell me. I thought something terrible happened to him but after careful investigation - he was 100% fine.
I shared this with you to make a few key points about relationships:
* There are no perfect people to have relationships with but if we are up for the challenge, our areas of weakness can become strong.
* Conflict is a friend and an opportunity for growth.
* Every irritation is a gift for the relationship.
* Relationships are the medicine that we need to grow, heal and reclaim our wholeness.
Many of the people that I admire in relationships at time seem incompatible. My chiropractor is very strong, opinionated and in your face while her husband lays in the cut behind the scenes. I remember her husband telling me that he is lucky to be married to a woman like her because he has become and is daily becoming a better man simply by having her in his life for the past 15+ years. "My weak areas have definitely become strong because of her."
Sometimes we need to bail while other times God will send us exactly what we need in order for us to become the best people that we can be. Don't miss out on your blessing. Step up to the plate and face the challenge!
Something to think about...
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news
A guide for being single in Mimasaka, Okayama Prefecture
"A Tsuyama singles scene?" scoffs single Mimasaka resident Hiroyiki Matsuda. "There isn't one.
Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places?
You've hung out in bars, you've answered the personals, you've maxed out the plastic trolling online dating sites, and you still haven't met the right person. Or, you've ended up dating a series of potential perfect matches, only to be disappointed.
Revealed: What Women Want When It Comes to a Guys Looks
As part of my research for a guide to style, I put together a focus group of 6 randomly chosen hot, single women between 21 and 33, to find out what styles in men they considered hot.My goal was to find the things that they all agreed on.
Internet Dating for Men
Over the past several years online dating has become very popular. Many men try this format of dating or meeting in an effort to meet someone special without the risk of face-to-face rejection.
Coming Out... As an Internet Dater
A few weeks ago I was having lunch with a casual acquaintance. As we were chatting, she mentioned her new boyfriend, Adam.
3 Easy Steps To Online Dating Success
We all know that online dating will help you to make new friends and meet your perfect partner. But, how do you get the best out of a dating site? If you are thinking of signing up, or have already joined a dating site without success, make sure you read these 3 important tips!1.
Online Dating. Is It Taken To Seriously?
When I look at alot of the online dating services I notice one common trend. People take it very seriously into finding there true love.
She Rejected You: Some Reasons Why It Happened & What You Can Do?
There is just something that makes women NOT get attracted to men who have lower STATUS than themselves. There is always tension whena lady is taller than her man, she makes more money than him or whena guy is being 'led around' by his girlfriend or wife.
Dating at Midlife: Whats First?
More American women over 45 are single, than ever before. According to the latest population surveys, someone turns 50 every 8 seconds in the U.
Online Dating: 4 Dating Mistakes You Must Avoid
Did you catch the dating mistakes made during episode one of ABC's Hooking Up documentary series? If you caught the episode on July 14th, I'm sure you would have noticed what doesn't work when it comes to dating..
Seduction Secrets For Men - How To Make Your Dates Effective And Unforgettable
You are on the first date with a girl you have a crush on. Your palms are sweating, you are trying damn hard to come up with something funny to say, only to have long silences in your conversation.
Adult Dating: Friend or Foe - Your Sex Life and the Internet!
There was a time when finding a date, partner, lover or playmate online was frowned upon. It was for people who couldn't get a date any other way!Oh how things have changed?not only can you sign up to a site listing thousands of singles who match your height, size, location and taste in food?now you can choose your sex partners too.
Things To Avoid At Your First Date
Finally, after a year of mending a broken heart, you come out of your shell and announce to your friends that you are ready to meet other people.However, after several years of having a steady date, you find yourself feeling eerie going back to dating.
When Should You Give Up on Chasing a Woman?
This week I want to discuss chasing women, or rather I should say, when is the best time to give up on chasing a particular woman?When you keep chasing a woman that you're crazy about and it's all one-sided and she shows no interest in you, what should you do? Well, if a woman is not interested in you she will go out of her way to give you hints by the way she acts towards you. She will try to make it clear that she does not want to get involved with you.
Ten Great Holiday Dates For Singles
Dating during the holiday season can be a special treat. Of course, in order to fully experience this you may need to re-order some priorities and make time for yourself and your own personal needs.
CyberCheapskates and Net Gold Diggers
Did you know that Match.com has around twelve million members, but only a million or so of those listed have paid their dues? The most asked questions from Romance Clients? "Why don't they answer my emails?" Well, first off, you don't know and never will.
8 Things That Maketh Not The Lady
How to Flirt and Never Get Rejected!
When it comes to flirting, you can get your point across very easily just using your eyes. Take a moment and watch people who are in love.
The Magic of Flirting
Flirting is the way most people determine whether or not a member of the opposite sex is interested in them. Following is a quick outline on how you should go about the complex, sometimes fun, sometimes not so fun, task of flirting.
Guys that Beautiful Girls Want: You Can Be One
"Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us."- Earl NightingaleI have a good friend, let's call him Ted, who's pretty average looking.