Are Internet Friendships And Dating On The Rise?
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Internet friendships have obviously risen, and there have been many success stories that have come about from sites such as ChristianMingle.com, Eharmony.com, plus many other dating sites you can find here. How many Internet friendships do you have? Internet friendships can be very valuable if it helps you in any certain way. I have a few friends that I text and email regularly. I admit that I am on Facebook and Twitter, yet I limit myself because it takes so much time out of my day. There are cautions to consider with communication via emails or text since what the sender sends does not always translate clearly to the receiver. Which in turn can cause many problems and hurt feelings. Bill Greguska
Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Christian Dating Sites Are A Good Way To Meet People!
All Types Of Friendships Including Internet Friendships Take Time!
- “Love and respect will make any good relationship better.” Stephen Ramjewan
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- “If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship than love.” Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
- “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.” Aristotle
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- Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
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Are Your Friendships In Person Or Internet Friendships?
Ideas To Help You In All Your Friendships:
- Take time to listen to each other; this can be tough to do sometimes. Each person should take time to listen without interrupting while the other person talks.
- Put yourself in the other person’s shoes. Try to see why the other person sees things the way they do. Just your attempt to do so will help the other person understand that you seek to be a friend.
- Look at what is right about what another person is saying. See if you can correct the situation. If you need to apologize, go ahead. It may feel horrible, but an apology can often help a relationship get back on the right track that benefits both of you.
- Separate your emotions from reality. Everyone has feelings that surface intermittently. People often say things they don’t mean when they are in the middle of an emotional upset. Allow the person some time and space to deal with their emotions before you try to work things out.
- Continue to appreciate and respect each other. Even though it may be difficult, focus on the positive aspects of the relationship. If you model appreciation, the other person will often follow in that same kind of manner.
- Speak from your heart. As you try to unravel the difficulty, keep focused on what you and the other person care about most: the goals of the project, your faith in God, each other, the community, etc.
- Don’t give up your principles. Don’t sacrifice what you believe in to make a relationship work. If you give up on your beliefs, you won’t be useful, and the relationship won’t work anyway, so the best thing to do is be honest, sincere, and use common sense in the way you talk to others.
- Hang in there when things get difficult. You can take some breathing room, but try not to give up on the relationship altogether. When things are the toughest, there are valuable lessons to be learned. It’s best to keep a relationship that you’ve invested your time and care? Be careful not to say something to harm the relationship any more than it is already.
- You can act independently to improve any relationship. Even if the other person or group of people is acting nasty, you can behave in a positive, respectful, constructive, and thoughtful way, this may surprise people, and they may follow your lead.
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