Do You Hide Your True Self When Dating?

The good folks over at CatholicMatch.com invited me to begin blogging with them. I published my first post on July 19 and tackle the hard subject of authentic dating. To read the full text, head over to my post at CatholicMatch. I always appreciate your support.

 


 

In watching my friends and experiencing my own dating life, there is no easier way to lose yourself than in a relationship. Relationships are so fun and new love is an exhilarating feeling.

We allow ourselves to be open and we receive someone else as they are. Flaws and all. The first few weeks or months is an exciting time in any relationship — butterflies, nervous hand-holding, awkward conversations. This is the fun part. You are on cloud nine and you don’t want anything to get in the way of your opportunity for new love.

But what if you are gripping so tightly at the chance for a relationship, that you are compromising your true self in the process?

Read the rest at CatholicMatch

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Why I Remain a Catholic When my Peers Don’t

I’ve seen the call-out, the challenge, to many prominent web-based Catholics to explain why they remain Catholic spread across the Internet today. Thanks to the lovely and intelligent Elizabeth Scalia for challenging the Catholic online world to this exercise. So as a borderline-millennial (born in 1983, so I can be grouped sometimes into Gen X & sometimes into Gen Y), I feel the need to chime in with my 2 c.

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Me, myself & I

Grammar. It seems so easy to follow the rules we learned when we were children. For some, I think it’s not about forgetting proper grammar rules, but rather elevating oneself above others in an act of selfishness.

Perhaps I just confused you, but let me explain.

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Top 5 Drinks for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day has become an international holiday celebrated with beer and lots of it. It’s the one day a year everyone wishes they were Irish so everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day. It just makes things easier when you want to party, right? You had that long-lost third cousin once-removed who was 1/50th Irish.

Going to college in South Bend, Ind., I learned a lot about the fine art of St. Paddy’s Day celebrations. We listened to Gaelic Storm year-round and were Irish everyday, but especially on football Saturdays! So over the years since college, I’ve taken note of the best beverages to consume on this lovely holiday. I present them to you.

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