March 30, 2023

Long-Distance Dating: Episode 791

Long-Distance Dating: Episode 791
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Successfully dating long-distance, plus becoming a master communicator, and is it OK to keep finances separate in marriage?

Featured musical artist:   Kerrie Roberts   

Roundtable: Living Through a Long-Distance Relationship

Long-distance dating can be exciting, but it’s not without its pitfalls. To help those working through long-distance relational dynamics, we brought in guests who’ve walked that journey to engagement and marriage. They’ll share some of the challenges they had to overcome, what God taught them in that season, and what you need to be aware of if you pursue a relationship across states, time zones or even continents.

Culture: Improve Your Communication Skills 

Despite technology that keeps us incredibly connected and reachable, record numbers of young adults feel isolated and lonely. Are real relationships, conversations and connections a thing of the past? Dr. Heather Holleman is a professor at Penn State who joins us this week to offer practical wisdom on improving your communication skills by looking others in the eye, staying attuned to them, avoiding toxic conversations, and learning to listen well.

The Six Conversations: Pathways to Connecting in an Age of Isolation and Incivility  

Inbox: His and Hers Finances?

Her friend recently met a guy online, but the relationship is already revealing some red flags. In particular, he has said that if they eventually get married they should each have their own bank accounts, and their assets would always be kept separate in case of divorce. Is this biblical? Should our listener provide counsel to her friend? Counselor Tim Sanford weighs in.