In this episode of the Good Christian Podcast, we’ve brought back (by popular demand) Alecia Sanfilippo! Aside from being our host’s favorite person on earth, she’s also on our two most popular podcast episodes. (Here are links to those episodes: ‘How to be Married‘ and ‘The Most Asked Relationship Questions – Answered!‘.)
Join Alex and Alecia as they answer the ten most asked relationship questions from around the web. They went through popular websites where relationship questions were being asked, and they’ve come up with answers for us all today. Whether you’re single, dating or married, the answers to these questions will help you continue to grow personally and relationally.
The 10 Most Asked Relationship Questions from Around the Web
#1. Has social media and dating apps ruined dating? (reddit.com)
It’s definitely made it more difficult. It’s so easy to see options on the internet now. Social media shows you people’s highlights. You just see the best part of people, so it can give a false sense of what a relationship looks like. But, there are still good options available. (Match.com and eharmony.com)
#2. Why is my boyfriend/husband always playing video games? (glamour.com)
Video games are fine. Especially if you’re both into them. But, I’m guessing that women that ask this question aren’t playing video games. Men, we need to have balance in our lives. Focus more on the relationship than your games. For some of us, this means it’s time to retire from gaming.
#3. How do I build trust in my relationship? (trends.google.com)
Open communication. Talk about the relationship. Don’t bring your previous relationship into this one. Make sure that you know and trust yourself. Do you know who you really are? Learn to trust who God has made you to be!
#4. How do I get over a relationship or breakup? (gq.com)
Take time to heal. Don’t rush into another relationship. If you’re uncomfortable being alone, that’s a problem. You need to find yourself. Join a small group at your local church. Get to know yourself, and God better. God is going to be what gets you through a breakup!
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#5. What does a healthy relationship look like? (muscleandfitness.com)
Every healthy relationship looks different; there is no formula. However, every healthy relationship is based on trust. They bring out the best in each other and helps each other succeed. Conflict resolution is a significant indicator of what a healthy relationship looks like. Focus on bringing out the best in the other person, not yourself.
There is no formula for what a healthy relationship looks like, but all healthy relationships are built on trust.
#6. What does it mean when a man says he has “no expectations”? (askmen.com)
He’s lying, or he doesn’t care. Expectations are always part of a healthy relationship. You must set healthy expectations. You should always expect your significant other to do their role in the relationship.
#7. Why are so many women so quick to call a guy boring? (psychologytoday.com)
Guys aren’t always stepping up to take the lead. However, sometimes women don’t give men the chance because they are being a bit overbearing. Guys, make sure that you’re not boring! Be willing to get out and do something – find something fun too! A lot of women watch TV shows that give you false expectations of what a date or relationship looks like. Make sure to be realistic!
#8. Is my boyfriend overreacting to my friendship with another guy? (quora.com)
Possibly. This goes back to trust. You have to be careful with friendships with the opposite sex. If you are friends with someone, it needs to be healthy. You both have to completely agree on the boundaries that you set up for your relationship. Have open communication about it and be respectful of how your significant other feels.
#9. How many dates does it take to know if there’s real potential? (eharmony.com)
The same amount of licks as it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. There is no right answer to this question. This is going to depend a lot on your background with that person. If it’s your first date and you just met them, you need more time. A great way to see if there is potential is by bringing the person you’re dating around your friends and family. See how they act in multiple social settings.
#10. How can I tell if he or she is the one? (forbes.com)
I don’t want this answer to upset people, but I have to be realistic here. The idea of one perfect person for you is fantasy. It would mean that every couple ever in history has ended up with “the one.” If this upsets you, talk to Pastor Clay Baird. I heard it from him. 🙂 Really though, it’s all about finding someone that you are compatible with. There is no perfect person, and there is no perfect relationship. Find someone with the same faith and vision for their lives that you have. Finding the one means trusting and knowing yourself and what you’re looking for. Think of it as two people running in a race. Don’t speed up or slow down to meet someone – Find someone running at your pace.
There is a good/right person out there for you. If you look and don’t compromise, you’ll find someone that can be “the one” for you.
Be on the lookout for another episode on the first Monday of every month. Until then, always remember that the strongest relationships are built on the foundation of trust.
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