Question to discuss:
Where would you admit to feeling inadequate when it comes to dating? Have you ever worried that you’ll get dumped when “someone better” comes along? How have you dealt with these negative feelings?
Roundtable: Am I Enough?
We’ve all felt a little “less than” in the dating game. Low self-esteem, fear, the monster of comparison—all these and more make us insecure in our relationships and our hope of relationship with others. This week’s panelists talk about getting dumped, being someone’s Plan B or placeholder, being judged by our looks, and fearing the “what-ifs” of marriage.
Culture: When God Doesn’t Fix It
Laura Story is a Grammy award-winning artist and songwriter. Her songs “Indescribable” and “Blessings” have seen massive sales and airplay since they debuted. But Laura’s songwriting is birthed not only out of joy in her life, but a lot of pain as well. Several years ago, her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor that has radically impacted his health and their family’s life. The struggle has put Martin and Laura on a journey of trust and belief which they detail in their book, When God Doesn’t Fix It. Martin and Laura join us this week to share their lessons learned.
Inbox: Dating With Mental Illness
If you struggle with mental illness, is there hope of you ever having a normal dating life? What must you consider, and how do you approach relationships in light of your own challenges? What should you share with the person you date? Psychiatrist Karl Benzio offers advice.