19 episodes

Hi there! I'm Laura Austin and this podcast is all about proactive dating and getting married with a prayerful, practical approach. I'm glad you're here! I hope listening will get you thinking and be the start of great conversations with people in your life as you work out how you want to date and move toward marriage.

You can read my dating story at heymrsaustin.com/about or connect with me on instagram @heymrsaustin.

Hey, Mrs Austin Laura Austin

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Hi there! I'm Laura Austin and this podcast is all about proactive dating and getting married with a prayerful, practical approach. I'm glad you're here! I hope listening will get you thinking and be the start of great conversations with people in your life as you work out how you want to date and move toward marriage.

You can read my dating story at heymrsaustin.com/about or connect with me on instagram @heymrsaustin.

    18 | What if we stopped complaining about dating?

    18 | What if we stopped complaining about dating?

    Dating is the worst. Or is it? We seem to have collectively decided to be very negative about dating. What if we stopped complaining and had hope that good will come from this season? What if we decided to have fun with it? Let's talk about that on today's episode.

    I mention a new dating coaching I've started following. You can find her on instagram here: www.instagram.com/alittlenudge/

    • 25 min
    17 | Make it easy

    17 | Make it easy

    Are there ways to make yourself more approachable and easier to talk to? You betcha. Let's talk about that today!

    • 17 min
    16 | Desires and what to do with them

    16 | Desires and what to do with them

    A date. A boyfriend. A wonderful marriage. A nap. There are a lot of good things we want in life! On this episode, I talk about a helpful way to think about things you want, specificallly a desire for marriage. It's a topic I get pretty excited about because it's been so impactful in my own life. I hope you find it helpful!

    • 34 min
    15 | Maybe, possibly, we'll see...

    15 | Maybe, possibly, we'll see...

    Dating is full of a lot of maybes. Do you like him? Does he like you? Are you going to date him? Is he going to text you back? Do you want him to text you back? So many unresolved decisions! What are some wise ways to sit with all of this uncertainty? Let's talk about that today!

    • 25 min
    14 | Intentional Early Phase

    14 | Intentional Early Phase

    In the last episode, I focused on getting intentional about meeting new people this summer and setting some dating goals. That got me thinking about ways to be intentional if you've already met someone and are in the early, gathering information phase of dating. In this episode, I share some ideas for how to wisely go about getting to know someone.

    • 39 min
    13 | Summer dating goals (and a story about a dinner club)

    13 | Summer dating goals (and a story about a dinner club)

    This epidsode has a couple glitches- pardon the moments of silence! I could try to edit or re-do it, but I'm choosing to go with done and good rather than perfect. =) Anyhow, summer is a great time to meet new people and work on some dating goals. What if you set a goal to meet 15 new people by September? Let's consider going new places, trying new activities, and even being the one to host events where others can connect. I mention episodes 7 and 12 if you're looking for more tips on meeting new people.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Misty854 ,

Practical and encouraging!

Laura is relatable and real. Many dating podcasts feel forced, overly bubbly, or to “perfect” for me to relate to. But this podcast has felt encouraging, kind, and very practical. I LOVE that Laura feels like a real person using real stories and learning as she goes. Thank you for using your time and talent to bless the single gals out there!

laura12m ,

Wise and relatable

I’m so glad this podcast exists! It feels like gentle and wise advice from a friend, and I end every episode feeling encouraged and equipped.

Parentinginallstages ,

Genuine advice

Laura shares advice that she has lived. Her vulnerability will bless you and empower you to make the changes necessary to move forward towards a healthy dating life and marriage. I recommend her to anyone who wants to pursue marriage in a God honoring way that gets to the heart of the practical hows and whys

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