Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013
in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, TreeHouse, Values
Last Friday began a series that will run all week called Dating Drama. Whether you’re dating or not, you know someone who is. This might be a chance for you to contribute, comment and encourage those who are.
Some people have great relationships, some not.
Friday night my boyfriend texted me. He dumped me; by TEXT!
When I asked him for an explanation, his reply was, “What are you talking about? I didn’t break up with you.” Apparently, he had meant the text for someone else. He was breaking up with another girlfriend (that I didn’t know about).
Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012
in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
Dating difficulties drag us down. Whether it’s crying our way through a painful breakup, dealing with being dumped, or coping with the obvious sense that we’ve blundered, blown it and need to move on, they all drag us down.
Maybe you don’t have dating drama. Maybe you’re jealous of the cute girl in the next cubicle, the muscular guy in the seat next to you, or the smart girl who always has the right answer.
Maybe you’re an unemployed NFL referee whose mistakes were played over and over on national TV.
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Values
This week we’re examining painful dating. Tuesday’s For Crying Out Loud included grief, loss, and the healing benefits of tears. Wednesday included helpful hints for dealing with being dumped.
“Last night — at a party — a guy I’ve had a huge crush on told my best friend that he liked me too. This morning I sent him a text message telling him how excited I was. Before he replied I caught up to my best friend. She didn’t know what I was talking about. I dreamed it all, EXCEPT for the embarrassing text I really sent my crush.“
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012
in Education, Emotional, Music, Relational, Social
Yesterday my co-worker Ash and I spoke at Champlin Park High School. (If you’re from CPHS, thanks for joining us again today on mysilentscream!)
As we talked about self-esteem I told a story of a particularly painful dating heartbreak.
After the breakup, all night long that night I played Meat Loaf’s album Bat Out Of Hell. In particular, I played “For Crying Out Loud“ over, and over, and over again.
And crying I did. At the time I couldn’t help myself. What I didn’t know at the time is how beneficial crying can be.