The good folks over at invited me to begin blogging with them. I published my first post on July 19 and tackle the hard subject of authentic dating. To read the full text, head over to my post at CatholicMatch. I always appreciate your support.



In watching my friends and experiencing my own dating life, there is no easier way to lose yourself than in a relationship. Relationships are so fun and new love is an exhilarating feeling.

We allow ourselves to be open and we receive someone else as they are. Flaws and all. The first few weeks or months is an exciting time in any relationship — butterflies, nervous hand-holding, awkward conversations. This is the fun part. You are on cloud nine and you don’t want anything to get in the way of your opportunity for new love.

But what if you are gripping so tightly at the chance for a relationship, that you are compromising your true self in the process?

Read the rest at CatholicMatch