Hey there! Welcome to our Friday MINISERIES. We created these MINISERIES because y’all have so many amazing questions, and we want to be able to answer as many of them as we can in easy digestible ways. Outside of our main, full length HOD episodes which will mainly be interview style with some epic guests (and on occasion some solo episodes), we also wanted to be able to cover other topics with short, succinct thoughts and advice.
Each miniseries will be themed around a pointed and specific topic and will be about 4-6 episodes long. They will launch on Fridays and be no more than around 15 minutes.
The first week we talked about a guideline for Stage 1 Dating and then last week we talked about the art of intentionality and how you can be intentional in 4 main areas at the beginning of dating … intentional in your ask, intentional in your questions, intentional in your comments and intentional in your follow up.
Today we are going to talk about how to NOT be awkward in stage 1 dating which also includes knowing the best kind of dates to do at the beginning of the dating process.
Also, we want to share with you that we are actually able to do these miniseries because of our amazing sponsor, Faithful Counseling. Faithful Counseling is a faith based online therapy network that falls under the incredible BetterHelp umbrella. We are HUGE fans of therapy, but especially love therapy that incorporates Christian principles, prayer, and spiritual practices.
Getting connected with an affordable christian therapist is SO easy through Faithful Counseling….you can fill out a form about yourself and your needs, and Faithful Counseling will connect you with a fellow believer online within their network of licensed professional counselors. Once you are connected to a therapist, you can start communicating in under 24 hours.
You can also login to your account anytime and send a message to your counselor and get timely and thoughtful responses back. You can also schedule weekly video or phone sessions and do them from the comfort of your home, in your most comfy attire.
Another huge perk that comes with using Faithful counseling is that there is such a broad range of expertise in the Faithful Counselor network which may not be locally available in many areas.
The last cherry on top is that a lot of people do not do therapy because of the cost, but Faithful Counseling more affordable than traditional offline counseling and financial aid is available.
So you guys, if you’ve been looking to try out therapy but haven’t found someone for you, or it’s been too costly, or you just don’t want to make the trek to the office…. we encourage you to consider trying out Faithful Counseling. And For Heart of Dating listeners, you can get 10% off your first month! Go to https://getfaithful.com/heartofdating
In today’s episode we discuss the following:
- The main situations that make a first date awkward and how to avoid them
- The kind of dates to go on in the beginning
- How to own your awkward
Stay tuned for next week’s final episode in the miniseries!