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If we all wait around until we are perfected for love, well... you know...
Dawn, I have to disagree with the your statement that we were born ready for love. As children we're born to accept love, but children take without really giving back. That's not to say that parenting is fulfilling, it's just that the children don't know any differntly.
For love to be authentic true love it has to image that of the Father, and it has to be given and received. It can't go one way. Likewise there are times in peoples life where they are not ready or able to return love before various reasons (loosing a spouse, divorce, etc.). Love is a "process" and it takes a LOT of work, and sometimes people don't have the energy it takes to love. I appreciate that this isn't the fairytale rose garden view of "love" but real love take a lot of work, and a lot of sacrafice. We need look no further then a Crucifix to truly understand the pain that true love can bring.
Never in my life will I be caught dead doing SKype -- for just that reason!
The mirror is scary enough.
Skype is great! If it weren't for Skype my little niece wouldn't know who I am! (she lives across country) She also wouldn't have as many oppertunities to practice her scamming.
So tonight a new TV dating show starts on NBC: "Ready for Love."
This one is not your typical "Bachelor" format. These three guys (and the girls they will be dating) are going to have help from 3 matchmaker/dating coaches.
I am thinking there might be something to be learned form these folks. All the previews suggest that there will be.
One of the experts is a guy who is going to tell the girls what the guys are actually thinking.
Another one's tactic seems to be telling them "what is wrong with you" --the stuff that everyone else is afraid to say because they don't want to hurt your feelings.
I think it is going to be interesting and will take some notes myself.
Too bad we don't all have people like this in our own lives who could tell us the hard truth and explain others' behavior to us!
If you had a dating coach/matchmaker working with you, what would they say to you?
Can we be that objective so as to see ourselves as others see us and take the critique to heart?