), breakups (when the luck runs out), exes, and dry spells.
This dynamic of conversation leading to better understanding certainly proves true whenever I talk to my co-worker friend Todd.Whenever he pops into my office for some dating advice or sympathy or bragging, or IMs me about his utter bewilderment with the female of the species, or calls me to rant and rave about the latest dating-oriented reality TV show, we have great eye-opening discussions.It was in all those conversations and in all those emails that the idea for this book was born—to extend to even more singles the benefit of vulnerability, peer voices, a recognition of daters of all ages, formula-less insights, some clarity and comfort, discussion of new pop-culture trends, and acknowledgment of how tricky it’s gotten to find love in a postmodern age. You see, it’s one of those things we single guys are told: women pay attention to shoes. And I’m betting that since those fancy shoes are meant to impress the gender that wears open toes and eight-inch heels, these shoes probably aren’t very practical for playing touch football or feeding cattle. But if I suddenly had to, I wouldn’t want to be stuck doing it in those fancy shoes.) For a while, I began thinking that my lack of the right shoes, the right pants, or the right kitchen abilities was why I wasn’t finding , I thought. I definitely want to keep learning who I am and making myself the best person I can be—regardless of whether there’s a spouse in my future.So I started reading up on what I was supposed to do to find a mate. The problem is the Friends and family, while not asked, imply we must be doing something wrong if we’re still single.We Christian singles past the age of eighteen crave intelligent, credible voices to speak into this void and this mass confusion.
At least, that’s been one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned during my stint as a singles columnist for Christian Singles for the past five years.
Because dating formulas don't always work, two editors for prominent Christian magazines deliver candid conversations on everything from making the first move to Internet dating.
Read More Because dating formulas don't always work, two editors for prominent Christian magazines deliver candid conversations on everything from making the first move to Internet dating.
In the episode, two of the show’s main characters were considering sleeping with their significant others, a first for both of these sixteen-year-olds. As I said earlier, I get a similar feeling when I browse the singles section at my local Christian bookstore.
Nearly all of the books in this genre with a dating focus make me feel old and invisible and silly in their teen-centeredness.
I don’t have proms and pimples (well…) and peer pressure.