How To Guard Your Heart Without Being Too Guarded

In Dating, Podcast, Relationships by Debra Fileta

“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 steps, and what it looks like to practically guard your heart from getting attached to someone prematurely.

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DEBRA FILETA is a Licensed Professional Counselor, national speaker, bestselling author, relationship expert, and founder of the Debra Fileta Counselors Network. She’s written six books including Choosing Marriage,True Love Dates, Love In Every Season,Are You Really OK?, Married Sexand RESET. She’s also the host of the hotline style Love + Relationships Podcast answering listener questions about love, relationships, and mental and emotional health. Her popular relationship advice blog,, reaches millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. Connect with her on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter or book an online session with her or someone from her team today!