Sigh. I miss the good old days. When we could leave our cell phones, our (un)social media, and our myriad of electronic devices at home without going into a total panic. I mean, we could actually spend an entire day having conversations with actual people and needed to have pocket change if we wanted to engage in non-face-to-face interactions.
But no. Not today. Today we have the opinions of every idiot, smart person, and ‘expert’ being constantly downloaded into our spirit. We pretend as if continuously being fed the opinions and images of others won’t hurt us, but that in itself is a dangerous assumption.
And no one has change. Ever.
It’s no different when it comes to dating. We listen to our hearts, our thoughts, our friends, our family, our Instagram feeds with their #relationshipgoals, Google, our *ahem* baby making organs, and possibly even these blog posts.
Allowing these things to influence my decisions in the past (and also the present) has only crowded out God’s best for me. And possibly yours too. So here’s a list of the top five things I’ve lended an ear to that I think it’s time we give the boot. A “Don’t Do This” sort of list, if you will: