Has dating gotten harder? When we compare dating now to our parents’ and grandparents’ generations, it sure seems so. Social media, background checks, compatibility tests, timelines and more make succeeding in today’s dating scene akin to conquering the Ironman. Effort and intention are inevitable (and wise), but is there a way to take the unnecessary angst out of dating? Our panel weighs in.
Guests: Gary Chapman,
“Say you’re sorry.” As kids, we all were victims of the forced apology. But what about now as adults? Do your apologies fall flat? Or maybe you’re on the receiving end of half-hearted or inconsistent “sorrys.” Gary Chapman, love language guru and author of “When Sorry Isn’t Enough,” says there are better, more effective ways to do a relational about-face, and knowing what resonates for each individual is key to making your apologies count.
He’s now made a choice to remain celibate until marriage, but his past actions have left him saddled with a sexually-transmitted disease. What are the implications of this, especially as he considers dating and marriage? Counselor M.T. Wilson offers advice.