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Episode Info: On the podcast we’ve referenced the power of sexual intimacy in Christian dating quite a bit (check out our deep dive into sexual trauma or our interview with Pastor Brandon Watts on Christian dating and modern sexuality if you want to hear more). But let’s not neglect the power of emotional and spiritual intimacy on a relationship as well. Often I find in my work with couples that it’s easy to slip into pseudo-dating relationships or a toxic dynamic of codependence when two people push the boundaries of healthy emotional connection. On today’s episode, I sat down with Kimberly Weaver, a Christian woman living and working in ministry in New York City. She gives us a very honest and vulnerable peek into her dating life, and she shares how past experiences of rushing in too deep have led to disappointment in relationship. Episode highlights:Kim shares why she thinks God may be “hiding her” in datingHow to trust God in the process and get out of your own way in datingChanel shares Pete Scazzero’s concept of being “indifferent to the outcome”What emotional intimacy may look like in relationship and when it strays into an area of unhealthHow a healthy knowledge of self is important so we’re aware of our triggers that might drive us to latch onto unhealthy relationshipsThe power of spiritual intimacy and praying with our partnerThe value of accountability in our church communities and friendshipsSUBSCRIBE & REVIEWAre you subscribed to our podcast? If not, subscribe today on iTunes or Stitcher so you never miss an episode! We would also be so grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes so other people can join the conversation and explore Christian dating just like you. Just click here to review in less than 15 seconds. You can click the star ratings (obviously a 5-star hehe) and "Write a Review" to let us know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you so much and we'll see you next week on the podcast!Episode Links: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter ScazzeroThe Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter ScazzeroBoundaries by Henry Cloud and John TownsendWe Date Modern Facebook Group...
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