A Single’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays

Singles dating holidays

Oh, yes. The dreaded question from your relatives, your mom, that girl from high school who has “the perfect life”, and the randoms at holiday parties. “Why are you still single?” Or maybe they ask, “Are you dating anyone?” or “What’s new in your love life?”, some variation of the same question that makes you […]

5 Reasons He Isn’t Calling

Girl in field

The question “Why am I still single?” seems to plague my generation. Last week, Michael and I had an interview and the host shared that question from a woman in the audience. It’s a hard question to ask and an even harder one to answer. Are you defensive, hard to be around, sloppy, or caddy? […]

Ambiguous Texts Don’t Have to Define Your Love Life

Texting

Today’s post is from Michael Dean. For more on this topic, read Real Men Don’t Text. A USA Today study recently revealed how texting has quite literally blown up the dating culture. About a third of singles think it’s “less intimidating” to ask someone out over text, 78% of singles expect to text back and forth […]

Men: This is How You Ask Her Out

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Real Men Don’t Text is officially available today everywhere books are sold! Michael wrote this post for the men out there who want to date differently, but don’t know where to start.  Spoiler alert: it will start with a plan and a phone call. When I was in high school and college, the easiest (read: […]

You are Worth Loving

you are accepted

Your friends are probably like mine in that they combat rejection with sayings like “You deserve better”; “You’re too good for him!”; “He’s crazy not to like ­you”—​­right? But rejection often makes us feel the ­opposite—​­like we are unworthy of love and will never be good enough for a man. Because if you have never […]

Your Love Isn’t Changing Him | Excerpt from Real Men Don’t Text

how you date and who you date matters. no exceptions

In high school, I went to a party, and the guys standing outside made us spin around to make sure we “qualified” to come in. Was being “hot” enough to get into a party what it felt like to be loved? Was the guy who showered me with attention all night and asked me to […]

“Miss You Baby” | Excerpt from Real Men Don’t Text

USA TODAY Texting has blown up the dating culture

  Hi Friends! Michael and I were thrilled because USA Today ran an article about texting on the front page and our book was mentioned. Here’s a link to the story online. I may or may not have 11 copies of Friday’s paper. Also, our book will be in stores in six weeks. I’m so honored to […]

Stop Waiting for Him to Ask You Out

Girl Starring Out Window

In college, I waited—like I thought every good Christian girl was supposed to. The Christian rhetoric of “men initiate, women respond” gridlocked my heart into eleven months of waiting. As the story often goes, I really liked this great guy. Our relationship escalated from group hangouts, to study breaks and late-night runs, and from there […]

Why Women Text Back

Women Texting Back

I’m thrilled with today’s post because I love the message & it’s from a good friend. Andrea Lucado is a book publicist by day and a freelance writer by night. She’s written for Collegiate magazine, Christianity Today and other print and online publications. She would love to be meet you via Twitter, @andrealucado, or hear […]

Stop Praying. Start Asking. | Christian Men Need to Man Up and Date

Couple Walking

Michael is the writer of today’s post. I’m really proud of him for conveying such a tough message! I was talking with a group of Christian men the other day and was given astonishing insight into the current dating scene. As I sat down with them to talk about life, I found something concerning: none […]