Dating Insecurities: Episode 462

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Dating Insecurities: Episode 462

Dec 08, 2016
Guests: Patrick Dunn, Andrew Hess, Joy Beth Smith, Martin Elvington, Laura Story and Karl Benzio, M.D.

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When dating is derailed by our own insecurities, plus musician Laura Story grapples with her husband's health, and the effects of mental illness on dating.

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Am I Enough?

Guests: Patrick Dunn, Andrew Hess and Joy Beth Smith

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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.

When God Doesn't Fix It

Guests: Martin Elvington and Laura Story

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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.

Dating With Mental Illness

Guests: Karl Benzio, M.D.

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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.