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Dating 101 for single moms

It can sometimes seem like everyone has an opinion about whether you should date or not. It's natural to feel like a teenager with raging hormones when you start dating again. Don't be tempted to have your new boyfriend take on any parenting roles until it seems reasonable. Once I was finally firm in my identity in Christ, God began to prepare me to date again.

And give them and yourself time to heal before jumping back into the dating pool. And you ultimately want him to respect you. The first time I heard this idea, it seemed so taboo to me as a single mom. If the relationship has long-term possibilities, then taking it slow won't hurt. Its uncharted territory, but it can be very rewarding to step outside your comfort zone.

Give this guest post a read, and then catch up on our entire series just for Singles. Shannon graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Communications. Explain that you love them, but you also like to spend time with your friends just like they do.

The first time I heard

After all, they have had you to themselves for quite a while, and now they have to share. The purpose of dating is to get to know the other person you are dating on a deeper level.

The first time I heard the concept of dating yourself, I was just as confused as some of you may be. Parenting responsibilities belong to you.

This is just what Moms do. That work their magical skills to make their income stretch and cover all necessary expenses, even though their income is not nearly enough to support a family on its own. God began to reveal things to me through the healing of my broken heart.

If you feel ready to date, there is no reason to wait for the perfect time or until the nest is empty. Best of all, it's just for single parents. But they shouldn't be the main topic of conversation during your date.

Parenting responsibilities belong to you