8 Ways To Pray For Love (Even Before You Have A Relationship)
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by Debra Fileta, Debra Fileta, M.A., LPC and Creator of TrueLoveDates.com
6M ago
How do you pray for love? And what if you don’t even have one yet? Should you still pray for love even before you have a relationship?  If I knew the effect that my future relationships would have on my life, I would have been praying for love since pre-school. Prayer is the act by which we hand over our needs to the One who actually has the power to impact those needs.  So how do you pray for love? Where do you even begin?  Whether you’re praying for your future spouse, or future dating relationship, I want to offer you some really specific ways to pray for love.  ..read more
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How To Guard Your Heart Without Being Too Guarded
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by Debra Fileta, Debra Fileta, M.A., LPC and Creator of TrueLoveDates.com
6M ago
“Guard your heart”.  That’s pretty much sums up the relationship advice you get when you ask someone within the Christian culture for dating advice. But what does it mean to guard your heart, and how do you guard your heart without appearing too guarded? How To Guard Your Heart Guarding your heart really comes down to protecting your heart…because your heart is the most important part of who you are, and so it’s worth protecting. We’ve got to learn to protect our heart by setting spiritual, physical, and emotional boundaries.  Today we’re talking through some of those step ..read more
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Faith & Romance: Attracted to a Non-Christian
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by Debra Fileta, Debra Fileta, M.A., LPC and Creator of TrueLoveDates.com
6M ago
Have you ever found yourself attracted to a non Christian? Someone who is living out a different belief system, or isn’t spiritually in tune with where you’re at with your faith? What do you do when you find yourself drawn to someone with whom you are spiritually out of sync? How much does faith matter in the context of a healthy relationship? Attracted To a Non Christian Today’s episode answers a question from Sarah from Boston who is wondering what to do when you’re attracted to someone who is not a Christian. How do you proceed with the friendship, or the relationship, without comprom ..read more
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Biblical Dating: Camels, Arranged Marriage, and Starbucks.
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by Debra Fileta, Debra Fileta, M.A., LPC and Creator of TrueLoveDates.com
6M ago
What does it look like to pursue biblical dating? You might be surprised to know.  Being a Christian who also happens to be a Licensed Professional Counselor, I’m often asked to speak about the topic of biblical dating. How does a person date in a biblical way?  What does the bible actually say about dating? How can a Christian manage the world of dating with a God-honoring perspective? Which concepts of dating can you take from the “world” and which should you take from the bible? I wrote my book, True Love Dates, because I wanted to tackle some of these important questions an ..read more
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Single in my 30s- How To Hold On To Hope
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by Debra Fileta, Debra Fileta, M.A., LPC and Creator of TrueLoveDates.com
6M ago
What do you do when you find yourself single in your 30s – your mid 30s, in fact – with no prospect of love in sight? “I never imagined I’d be single in my 30s”.  Today’s caller is looking for some encouragement and trying to assess whether or not she should continue to hold on to hope when she finds herself single at an age she never imagined.  I’m not gonna lie, there are so many times when our life turns out different than we expected. Whether it’s with singleness, marriage, fertility issues, illness, jobs, or so many other ways that life can dissapoint.  And in th ..read more
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10 Girls You Shouldn’t Date
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by Debra Fileta, Debra Fileta, M.A., LPC and Creator of TrueLoveDates.com
6M ago
Heart break doesn’t have to be the norm…if you know what to avoid, that is. In this episode of the LOVE + RELATIONSHIPS PODCAST, we turn the tables on Tuesday’s popular episode, 10 Guys You Shouldn’t Date by introducing you to the 10 Women You Shouldn’t Date. Avoiding Heart Break These 10 ladies will string you on…drag you down…and break your heart. But it doesn’t have to be that way, because you can learn what to look for. Each of them possesses certain traits that we’re going to throw in the red flag category, and teach you exactly what to be on the lookout for. Learn how to ..read more
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10 Guys You Shouldn’t Date: How Can I Avoid Dating The Bad Boys?
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by Debra Fileta, Debra Fileta, M.A., LPC and Creator of TrueLoveDates.com
7M ago
Q: Hey Debra! I have a pattern of dating the bad boys. How do I recognize the type of guy I should date, from the type of guy I shouldn’t date? When it comes to dating relationships, there is definitely such a thing as red flags in a relationship. The problem is, depending on our level of health and awareness – we can often either ignore the red flags or make excuses for them all together. The reasons so many people find themselves drawn to toxic relationships is complex, and one that I would encourage you to read about more in this article called “Why You Always Date Jerks“. But make no mist ..read more
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Am I Going To Be Single Forever? Trusting God With The Unknowns
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by Debra Fileta, Debra Fileta, M.A., LPC and Creator of TrueLoveDates.com
7M ago
Does God want me to be single forever? How do I know whether or not I have the “gift” of singleness? How do I hold on to hope when the future seems so unknown and so unclear? So many people are struggling with these questions as they look ahead at an unknown future and wonder whether or not God has marriage in their horizon. Am I Going To Be Single Forever? There are so many things in life where we just don’t know what God has planned. But there are some truths and promises that can keep you grounded and hopeful while you wait. This episode of the Love + Relationships Podcast&n ..read more
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Struggling With Singleness: A Conversation with Mandisa
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by Debra Fileta, Debra Fileta, M.A., LPC and Creator of TrueLoveDates.com
7M ago
Do you feel like you’re struggling with singleness? I know that the struggle can be heightened during this season of life, especially with all that’s going on in the nation in light of Covid 19. Social distancing, quarantine, sheltering in place can make you feel even more lonely and disconnected than ever before.  But struggling with singleness does not make you strange, or crazy, or lacking in faith. It makes you human.  I got a question from a listener asking for tips and advice on how to deal with loneliness and anxiety during this time, and I brought my good friend – the one an ..read more
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A Woman’s Guide to Reading In-Between the Lines
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by Debra Fileta
1y ago
After a “Man’s Guide to Reading In-Between the Lines” hit the blog last week, I got a lot of great response from everyone about it.  Men and women can speak very different languages when it comes to love and relationships– and we’re all in favor when that chasm can be bridged by better communication and speaking up about our differences. So, due to the many requests from you ladies–I decided to tackle the sequel post, but even better–to hear it from a man’s perspective.  I asked my husband John to write a guest post on the topic, and give us ladies a little insight int ..read more
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