Do I Have Dad Wounds? with Jonathan Pokluda
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by Debra Fileta
1w ago
Today on the podcast, I have a favorite friend back on for a SECOND on-air session, JP Pokluda!! In our initial conversation, JP and I talk through some of his challenges with having too much on his plate and moving into a season of burnout (listen to the conversation here). In that conversation, I asked if he had ever dug into his past history— and how it might be impacting what he does in the present. Today on the podcast, we jump into part two of the conversation and I ask him a few questions to consider from his past, and specifically his relationship with his dad and how that may have sh ..read more
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When Old Trauma Spills Into New Relationships
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by Debra Fileta
1w ago
Today on the podcast, I chat with Rebecca from Tennessee! She’s wanting to know how to deal with past trauma, and especially how to keep it from spilling into present relationships! Relationships are like a mirror to our wounds and weaknesses…. And as much as they reveal past woundings, they also invite us to heal! When people get close enough, we can start to feel some of that relationship trauma coming back up — but that is also the best opportunity to begin the work of healing. We talk through what that looks like and exactly how to do it in today’s episode! Additional Ways To Listen:&nbs ..read more
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When There Seems To Be No Hope with Katherine Wolf
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by Debra Fileta
1w ago
Today on the podcast, I am talking to the amazing Katherine Wolf. In her 20s, after the birth of her first child, Katherine experienced a devastating massive stroke that left her paralyzed and turned her life completely upside down. In this on-air counseling session, we talk through this horrific season in her life and what it means to look for hope when there seems to be no hope. We talk about medical trauma, and how she has processed these things moving forward. We talk about her childhood, and how God was preparing her for suffering, even from a young age. It is one of the most encouraging ..read more
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Trusting God vs. Taking Control
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by Debra Fileta
1w ago
Today on the podcast, I talk with Faith from Georgia! She’s 37 and single so she really wants to know how to know when you are trusting God with your dating life — versus when you are taking control of the situation yourself. Do you have to sit back and wait for things to happen, or can you take initiative? And what if you are a woman, where does that leave you in the equation of making a dating relationship happen – considering some people think it’s wrong for a woman to take an initiative. We talked about what waiting on God actually means and what it doesn’t mean… And how to be proactive w ..read more
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Struggling With Singleness: A Conversation with Mandisa
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by Debra Fileta
1w ago
In honor of my good friend – Mandisa, and to honor her life and legacy, I am re-airing this powerful episode on singleness. Do you feel like you’re struggling with singleness? Struggling with singleness does not make you strange, or crazy, or lacking in faith. It makes you human.  If you are struggling with singleness, this episode is for you. Tune in now! Additional Ways To Listen: iHEART RADIO Talk To Me: The Debra Fileta Podcast Extras: Books: Get busy learning what you need to know about healthy singleness, dating, and marriage. Check out Love In Every Season: The Four Sta ..read more
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Single With Married Friends & Struggling
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by Debra Fileta
1w ago
Today on the podcast, I talk with Lauryn, who is struggling with navigating friendships in this season of singleness. She’s single, but all her friends are married… and she can sometimes feel a bit out of place. She feels as though some of her relationships are becoming unbalanced and she called in looking for some advice. We dug a little deeper into her relationship history, and found out that unbalanced relationships aren’t as new as she thought they were … they are just a little more prominent in this season. I encouraged her to take ownership of her role in relationships, addressing and c ..read more
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155 Days in Marriage.
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by Debra Fileta
1M ago
Guest Post: Kyle Cash is the Digital Ministry Manager at True Love Dates & the Debra Fileta Counselors Network. 155 Days. That’s just about how long the “honeymoon phase” lasted. Eager and excited to start our new life together, we blindly woke up each morning unaware of the challenges of a simple four-letter word called LIFE. Our wedding was everything a couple could ask for. Surrounded by a packed room of our friends and family with a honeymoon that lived up to the excitement. Young and naive, the world was at our fingertips. Of course, we were broke and barely making ends meet, but we q ..read more
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Why Do Some Traumas Take Longer To Heal Than Others?
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by Debra Fileta
1M ago
Today on Talk To Me, I am joined by Alexis. Her question is, “why do some traumas take longer to heal than others?” Whether you are a trauma survivor, a mental health professional, or someone who is interested in learning more about this important topic, this podcast is for you! Are you ready to talk to me? Additional Ways To Listen: iHEART RADIO Talk To Me: The Debra Fileta Podcast Extras: The Debra Fileta Counselors Network: Book a counseling session at the Debra Fileta Counselors Network and get started on your healing journey from the inside out TODAY!  DEBRA FILETA i ..read more
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Am I Healed Enough To Date?
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by Debra Fileta
1M ago
Today on Talk To Me hotline, I talk to Andrew from Texas! His question is, “How do you know you are healed after a past relationship?” After a 16 year marriage ended in divorce, he’s wondering how to know when he has healed… And even more specifically, when is it time to consider dating again after divorce? I answer him by explaining that it’s a complicated question, because everyone’s situation is so different… But if I narrow it down to one thing that I believe differentiates those who are healed from those who are unhealed. What’s that one thing you ask? That’s why you’ve got to tune into t ..read more
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I’m An Emotional Over-Reactor
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by Debra Fileta, Debra Fileta, M.A., LPC and Creator of TrueLoveDates.com
2M ago
Today I talk to Ann from Maryland, who struggles with emotionally overreacting. Due to some prior hurts and past relationships, she finds herself triggered by situations that probably have more to do with her past than they do with her present. She’s having a hard time not overreacting in situations of conflict, and wants to figure out why as well as how to react and respond appropriately. She is afraid to push people away due to her emotional reactions, and she called into the hotline to get some help! I help her navigate some of these triggers, and learn to react in emotionally healthy ways ..read more
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