Episode 32 | Wed 8 Aug 2018 | Turn it around
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You should be able to go to a singles activity and find friends, hope, encouragement, and excitement — People are too insular — The dating forum perspective leads people to turn away from people with needs simply because they don’t look like marriage material — Not associating with people encourages them to lose hope and have despair — The activity club is also insular and encourages people to hang out only with the friends they already have — It’s normal to stop looking for friends when we have what we need — We’ve got to start seeking out more friends even though we have enough to meet our own needs — Build the support network and the numbers will take care of themselves — Building a support network is essentially taking the recently introduced ministering initiative and applying it to the singles demographic — Getting leadership on board is the hardest part, but once you do, everything else goes easy — Love will bring the people around — This vision doesn’t require extra work, just a different way in which we use the time we’re already using
Too many singles activities rob singles of hope that their tomorrow can be different than their today — It’s about both the individual and the group — People need examples to show them the new normal — Service is often presented as the cure-all for dissatisfied singles — Ministering is real service when it builds relationships — Many in leadership say they want to change but then refuse to do so when opportunities to think and be different are presented — To do what you’ve never done, you’ve got to think in ways you’ve never thought — People who say dating is hard give the quickest tell that they don’t understand the fundamentals of dating — Dating is easy when you understand the fundamentals
Our host addresses concerns that he knows how to turn things around with singles groups but doesn’t attend singles activities — How can you expect people to believe that you have the solution when you’re not helping implement the solution yourself? — Our host shares his perspective on not feeling welcome and what he plans to do about it
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