75: Is a Relationship Always the Answer?

Have you ever considered how long you’ve been single?

 

Perhaps you feel like it’s been long enough…or even too long.

 

Before you dive into a relationship, make sure it’s the RIGHT thing to do.

 

Going a long period of time without being in a relationship can become a challenge or even a “problem” for some of us.

 

As great as relationships are, we must be careful to ensure that we aren’t entering into them for the wrong reasons.

 

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dustin Riechmann about why some singles believe a relationship is the answer to their loneliness. What’s shared during the discussion is extremely beneficial, especially if you are currently not in a relationship but desire to be in one.

 

Take a moment to listen to our discussion and determine whether or not a relationship is the answer that you’ve been seeking or searching for.

 

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SHOW NOTES

 

Episode Title: Is a Relationship Always the Answer?

 

Guests: Dustin RiechmannFollow Him on Twitter

 

Music: Nick Jonas – Nothing Would Be Better

 

Quotables:

  • Marriage is an awesome place to be, but it certainly isn’t a problem solver. In a lot of ways, it’s a problem amplifier.” – Dustin Riechmann

 

  • “Love is a choice.” – Dustin Riechmann

 

  • “The connections you have with people have a lot to do with your personality and how you give and receive love.” – Dustin Riechmann

 

Key Lessons:

  • The factors that MUST be considered before even thinking about entering into a relationship
  • Practical ways to prepare and improve yourself before entering into a relationship
  • The value in taking time out to date yourself

 

Hot Topics & Takeaways:

  • Why some people seek relationships as an escape route
  • Dustin recommends that you read The 5 Love Languages
  • Signs that someone is not ready for a relationship

 

Dangers & Difficulties:

  • The danger of thinking that a relationship is the solution to being single

 

Experience is the Best Teacher:

  • Dustin shares why him and his wife believe it is vital for couples to take time to prepare themselves for marriage prior to saying “I do.”

 

Hold Yourself Accountable:

Don’t enter into a relationship prematurely. Be mature enough to admit that you are not ready to enter into a relationship.

 

Apply the Kingdom Principles:

“Be ready in season and out of season.” 2 Timothy 4:2 (NKJV)

 

Take Action Now:

  1. Ask yourself: “Why do I want to be in a relationship?”
  2. Ask yourself: “Have I taken enough time to date myself?”
  3. Ask yourself: “Am I really ready for a relationship?”
  4. Ponder each of the questions and write down your answers
  5. Pray for patience and guidance