Healthy Dating and The Church’s Role

In Advice and Encouragement, Dating, Relationships by Debra Fileta

I once got a comment from an angry gentlemen who informed me that my ministry was misguided for focusing on such a “unimportant” issue as dating. True story. 

The sad truth is he’s not the only one who feels that way. But in all honesty, I take that comment and shrug it off, because I believe that THESE conversations about love, dating, and healthy relationships hold the key to some major transformation in our society, including the decreasing of the national divorce rate! And if you haven’t noticed lately, marriage is under some major attack.

So, what is the church’s role when it comes to healthy dating? What does healthy dating even mean or look like? How do we set ourselves up to entering relationships that are not only right, but good? 

I was invited to chat about this topic recently, as I had the opportunity to join Dr. Kim Kimberling at his Awesome Marriage ministry and podcast, and I wanted to be sure to share it with you!

Click HERE to tune into this 30 minute podcast and get a the inside scoop about my professional opinions about dating, my dating relationship with John and some of our dating experiences along the way!

And for those of you who only know me from behind the words on a screen, it’s a chance to hear my actual speaking voice!! Haha…

After you tune in, let me know what you think in the comment section below!!

PS*Speaking of speaking, I’d LOVE to come share my heart at your next event!! If you’re interested in inviting me out, check out my speaking and booking page.*

Debra Fileta is a Professional Counselor, national speaker, and author of the book True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of Your Life,  21 Days to Jump Start Your Love Life, and 21 Days to Pray for Your Love Life, where she writes candidly about dating, relationships, and how to find true love. You may also recognize her voice from her 150+ articles at Relevant Magazine or! She’s also the creator of this True Love Dates Blog!  Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter!