Have you ever asked yourself the question, ”Why is dating so hard?” Have you felt frustrated, confused, or overwhelmed trying to navigate dating and relationships? Well you are not alone!
Looking For The Middle is a podcast where you can find helpful, Christ-honoring, easy-to-follow advice about dating, singleness, relationships, and everything in between. There is a lot out there about the theology of dating and how to date in a way that honors the Lord.... and that is great! We’re going to talk about that plenty too, but we’re also going to talk about the practical stuff too. How to flirt. How to tell if they’re interested. What to expect on a 1st date. ....and so much more!
Our ultimate goal is to help you navigate dating well as a Christian, and we can’t wait to walk alongside you in your own dating journey!
Men (and women) Tell All! An Interview with Ben & Lindsay
This season's Men Tell All episode is a bit different! We're interviewing Ben and his wife Lindsay this week to get some insight into what dating as a Christian couple really looks like. What were the most important and helpful things as they navigated dating, engagement, and now marriage? What is their best advice to those still looking? They have a ton of wisdom!
Why Dating is not a Biblical Construct... and What to Do About It
We've all heard it a million times... dating isn't actually in the Bible. We get it, it's not. But, what do you do instead? While the actual dating process isn't in the Bible anywhere, there is plenty within the pages of Scripture about what a man or woman who is following God should look like. There is verse after verse talking about the Sovereignty and Love of God. There are so many principles in God's Word that guide what any relationship between believers should look like. Those things are what we are talking about today and we're weaving them into a specific dating context and how you can overlay so much of Scripture to your dating relationships.
When to Just Shut Up
You like him... he likes you... seems like a dream scenario, right? Should you always go for it, if that's the case? Are there ever times when you still shouldn't say anything? In this week's episode, we're looking at those times when maybe the best thing to do is just shut up and not say anything. Maybe it's not forever, it's just for right now... we're looking at how to speak up after you've decided not to too.
Also... apologies for the sound issues w/Bethany's microphone! It decided to be annoying this week and we didn't know it until we were done!
CouchCast: Real Talk (the follow up)
We're circling back to the online dating app discussion we started in Wednesday's episode... things we see a lot that are frustrating, some that maybe we're being too picky about, and some that are just downright weird. You don't want to miss this... there is live swiping going on as we record!
Y'all, we're calling an audible this week! This is not what we originally had on the schedule... we just recorded it this week even. But, this was probably one of the most vulnerable and unguarded conversations we've ever had on this show. We're taking all of the filters off and talking about where we both are in our singleness right now... what we're thinking, what's hard, what we're wrestling with, and where we see it going. I know it will be relatable and hopefully encouraging to you guys too!
Things to Talk About Before You Get Engaged
Whether you're about to engaged, newly dating someone, or not dating anyone at all, this episode is for you! Knowing when to talk about what can be tricky when you're navigating a dating relationship and especially as you get more serious, it's not always obvious what more serious topics you should be talking about.... and how seriously is appropriate, too! So, today we're going through a whole host of different things that you should be talking about before he pops the question!
Please fix sound issues!
Please fix the sound issues. Several of the recent podcasts have had lots of variations in the audio levels making it hard to hear. I have to turn the volume way up to hear anything
Otherwise, I love this podcast!!
I’ve been listening to Looking for the Middle for a couple of years now, and I always find encouragement and truth in Kristen, Bethany, and now Dalton’s words. They are experienced in dating and Biblically sound. Their topics are well-thought-out, with wonderful “rabbit trails” adorning every episode. This podcast is convicting, and really gets me thinking about my walk with the Lord and how to “date successfully.” I highly recommend LFTM to every single Christian.
Very conservative perspective now
I have loved this podcast for years and listened to almost every episode! I was sad when Kristen announced she was leaving the podcast but understood why. I miss hearing from Kristen-she was really relatable and funny.
That being sad, I was thrown back when I listened to the recent episode where Dalton said that if a Christian couple doesn’t want to have kids, then they shouldn’t get married at all. Where in the Bible did he find this rule? Why should a Christian couple feel forced to have kids just because they got married? As someone who knows Christian couples that for different reasons decided not to have/couldn’t have kids, his words made me uncomfortable. He seems to be pretty narrow minded in his perspective, and it almost sounds like he’s preaching on each episode.
It’s also kinda awkward how he always wants to talk and lead every conversation, but when Bethany talks it seems like he is pressuring her to not talk anymore or that all of a sudden they are “running out of time” on the episode.
I hope you take the time to read this and hear what I’m saying. I’m a Christian and want to hear Christian perspectives on dating, but not every phrase has to relate back to God, Dalton. I miss Kristen’s perspective because she was more well rounded and open in her perspective :(