Ingredients to healthy dating.

#4 Most Downloaded: Healthy Dating with Ben Stuart

In Podcast by Debra Fileta

We’re taking the next few weeks here at the Love + Relationships Podcast to highlight the TOP 5 MOST DOWNLOADED EPISODES! Whether you need to re-listen to this episode, or you’ve never heard it before, I know it will challenge and encourage you as it has for so many others! Coming in at #4…..

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Q: What does healthy dating look like and what are the key ingredients to a healthy dating relationship? 

A: Today’s question comes from Kim in Ohio, who is wondering what healthy dating actually looks like…is it even a thing?

If you know anything about me and this ministry, you know that my main message is that healthy people make healthy relationships. But how do you know that your relationship is healthy? What are some things to be on the lookout for when it comes to your interactions with the opposite sex?

Healthy Dating Is A Thing

On today’s episode, we’re talking through this question and the belief that healthy dating is a real thing!! It IS POSSIBLE to date in a way that leaves you with no regrets — even in today’s chaotic culture of relationships.

Joining me to answer this question today, is Pastor Ben Stuart from Passion City Church in DC and formerly served as the director of BreakAway Ministries. Ben’s work with young adults and his heart for this topic made him a perfect candidate to tag-team this question with me today.

In this episode, we talk through:

  • Why is dating such a struggle for Christians?
  • How to look at dating in a way that takes the pressure off.
  • The THEME verse that should define the way we do dating.
  • What are some of the key ingredients that make healthy dating a possibility.
  • The three Cs of dating.
  • Why mutual interest and initiation is SO important.
  • Why charm is deceptive…
  • And so much more!!!

Don’t miss this great conversation!

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For more information check out Passion City Church, DC. 


Get busy learning what you need to know about healthy singleness, dating, and marriage. Check out Love In Every Season: The Four Stages of Every Healthy Relationship, Choosing Marriage: Why It Has To Start With We > Me or True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of Your Life.

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DEBRA FILETA is a Licensed Professional Counselor, national speaker, relationship expert, and author of Choosing Marriage and True Love Dates, and Love In Every Season. She’s also the host of the hotline style Love + Relationships Podcast. Her popular relationship advice blog,, reaches millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. Connect with her on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter or book a session with her today!