This blog is about dating and romance. Romance can be smart or...dumb!
What is a Smarter Romance?It's an effective and proven way for dating men and women--young and old, first timers, second, third..., or "many timers"--to avoid the emotional confusion and pain of repeated relationship failures. This blog will help you examine how a Smarter Romance compares to a "dumb" one? How can a person recognize a Smarter Romance if or when they see one? What's intimacy and closeness all about, and how is it related to "relational durability?" What is it about Smarter Romances that can help eventually make a marriage more durable? How will a Smarter Romance make a person's decision to get married more confident and exciting? These are just some of the questions this blog will address on the road to what you too will call Smarter Romance.
Smarter Romance helps couples tweak the dating and courtship process. It encourages participants to think differently about dating. Why? Because most people want to be in a committed relationship someday. But commitment is a state of being; it's a learned behavior. We don't just one day "do it" having never practiced it before. Being committed requires self- and other awareness around what we really need and what a relationship will require from us.
That's what makes Smarter Romance so valuable. It will help you discover what self- and other awareness is really all about for you. It will help you get what you really want and need from your dating experiences.A Smarter Romance will help you plan the experiences you want and get the insights you need with less indecision and a lot faster. You'll have more fun making important dating and courtship choices wisely and with greater confidence.
I grew up in the green Pacific Northwest. I launched my career path as an engineer focused on the construction trades. That path has then meandered professionally through construction and engineering, religious studies and collegiate ministry, family life, and then professional training and experience in clinical counseling. Interestingly, all these roles have been "painted" over a creative backdrop of wood and fine art. Presently I am a reluctant transplant from the Pacific Northwest to the front range of Colorado where I have been a Christian ministry director, veteran counselor, administrator, and a maturing artisan.