Tag: Relationships

Dating From A –> Z (literally!)

Need some date ideas? From A to Z, here are some things you can suggest for a fun evening out –

A – aquarium, arcade, art gallery

B – biking, brewery, bonfire, B&B, boating, bowling, batting cages

C – camping, cook, comedy show

D – dancing, dinner, dive bar, drive-in movies, dog walking

E – escape room, exercise

F – football, fishing, festival, fondue restaurant, frisbee golf

G – game night, go-kart racing, ghost tour, garden, greenhouse

H – hiking, happy hour, hockey game, horseback riding

I – inline skating, ice cream, ice-skating

J – jazz music, splurge on junk food

K – karaoke, kayaking, kickboxing

L – line dancing, live music, laser tag

M – massage, museum, mini-golf, music

N – new restaurants, new experiences

O – opera, open theatre, anything outdoors

P – picnic, photoshoot, paint, progressive dinner

Q – a quadruple date

R – road trip, race track, rock climbing, read together

S – scavenger hunt, watch a sunset, stargaze, staycation

T – theme park, top golf, touristy stuff, trampoline park, play tennis

U – unplug, hear a university lecture together

V – volunteer, vineyard, volleyball, visiting with others, vintage shopping

X –  eXploring

Y – yoga, peruse yard sales

Z – ziplining, zoo

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Dating Advice For Men

Guys are you still having problems understanding us women? If so, here’s some good dating advice from different women. Read.Do.Repeat.

 

  1. Be direct – if there’s something you want from us, let us know. We aren’t mind readers either, ya’ know.
  2. Don’t feel entitled – just because you have more options than we do when it comes to dating, doesn’t mean you should hold that over our head. As the woman, I am still the prize and will continue to carry myself accordingly
  3. Be secure with yourself – we all have our own insecurities, but yours should never play out in our relationship
  4. Be honest – this should be without saying.
  5. Be faithful – I can just drop the mic on this one
  6. Don’t lead us on – If you’re not looking for a relationship, let us know in the beginning. We may want the same (and we may not). Just don’t waste our time
  7. Learn to communicate – there’s nothing wrong with opening up, especially if you want the same from us. If you want a real relationship, it’s imperative that you learn how to communicate anyhow because that’s what will help us stay together long-term
  8. Leave the whole “I don’t show emotion” at the door – it is not 1960 anymore so there is no need to hold up a façade with your male ego. We NEED to hear/see/feel your emotions because that helps draw us closer to you
  9. Be consistent – however you treat us in the beginning, is how you need to continue to treat us throughout the relationship
  10. Validate your partner’s feelings – this doesn’t mean you have to agree with us, but at least hear us out
  11. Shower daily – for the love of pete, shower!
  12. Don’t purposely omit information – this is caused lying, men!
  13. Deal with your past traumas – don’t drag us down because of your issues. Don’t be afraid to see a therapist. Fix whatever your problems may be so that we can have a healthy, happy relationship
  14. Talk to me (like real talk) – we need you to open up to us; have a real conversation with us.
  15. Date me!

Broken

Be broken into a million pieces.

Only then will your heart no longer be confined
by the precious delusion of your own destiny.

And perhaps you will stop being a house with a few
windows for the light to pour in.

Instead you will be the ground and the sky.

You will be the echo of your mother’s cry
and the imprint of your father’s feet.

You…will be everything!

          Aida Millett

Peace Over Worry

Have you ever worried about something, so much so to the point where you found yourself not being able to stop thinking about it , or even lay awake all night long?

Have you ever questioned or second-guessed a decision you made, or had regrets in regards to the outcome of a previous relationship?
The Word reminds how there’s no use in worrying about something, because it won’t help the situation either way (Matthew 6:25-27). Worrying about something only leaves you stressed out; nothing good comes from it.
Worrying is also an indicator that you haven’t given something totally over to the Lord; instead of casting the care, you’ve decided to take it on yourself – I’ve definitely been there before more than once in my own personal life.
What I’ve come to realize though, is that ultimately, God is in control – there’s nothing I could say, or could have said, or could have done to change the situation or make it work out the way I wanted it to – I had to learn to just let go, let God, and move on.
Once I finally decided to do that, then the Lord blessed me with peace. A peace that passes all understanding. A peace that lets me know the storm is over, and that it’s now okay to continue in His will. We must never take for granted that peace is a blessing from God to us, His children.
Having peace in your heart is an indicator of total trust, total reliance, total dependence on God – no matter what it looks like, no matter what it feels like, peace can sleep through the storm like Jesus did as his disciples awoke him during the literal storm – all Jesus did was wake up out of his sleep and say, “Peace, be still” and at His Word alone it ceased (Mark 4:39).
So bye bye worry, bye bye fear.  No longer will it grip your life and cause you to look behind instead of ahead. Receive God’s peace today, and thank Him, in advance, for this special blessing.
The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless His people with peace. Psalm 28:11
*Originally published on Kim on the Web.

3 Things Your Man Needs You To Do

Women, there are certain things your man may want you to do, but there are some things that he needs you to do. While I probably will never be able to cover all those needs, here are at least three things that are very important to a man:

 

  1. Acknowledge – Men have egos that need stroking. This means when they do something, anything even the smallest thing, they need to get credit for it. Sure, we all like a little recognition from time-to-time, but men appreciate (and sometimes more than women) when their gestures don’t go unnoticed.
  2. Adore – Who doesn’t like to be adored?! Having a woman who makes a man feel like he’s on top of the world is priceless. Expressing adoration for your man, especially in public, can make a man truly appreciate the woman he’s with. He might also appreciate you more if you show him how much you really adore him.
  3. Announce – if you are proud of someone, you shouldn’t be afraid to let others know. Just a good man wouldn’t be ashamed to “shout it from the rooftops” when he’s in love, a good woman shouldn’t have a problem proclaiming to her friends & family members what a good man she’s got. And especially when her man is around.

Men, what else do you need from us?!