Author Archives: Joanne Klassen

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Waiting for God’s best

A few years ago, I met someone that I thought might be the one. I use the word ‘might’ because though we got on well together, I never had any peace about committing to a future with him. It was difficult to face the truth and it meant I kept the relationship going longer than I should have. Eventually, I faced reality and went through the hurt and disappointment of another relationship not working out.

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First Date Essentials Kit

If you are going on a date for the first time in a long time, it’s understandable you are going to experience some first date jitters. The last thing you need to be worrying about is not having the bare essential items for any emergency that may arise, so I have put together some items to include in your bag:

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How to keep hope alive

It’s true, dating can be discouraging! It can also be hard and not so much fun at times, in fact it can be exhausting. I have heard many of my clients and friends cry and moan about how bad it feels, and I totally understand where they are coming from. I too went through periods of discouragement during the many years I was single, so take heart, you are not alone, your feelings are normal and all part of the process.

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Are you sharing too much too soon?

As a dating coach, a common question posed to me is “When is it a good time to let a date know about my past?” Some quickly ‘bare all’ in order to build intimacy, to prove their honesty and openness, or to see if their date will accept them. For others, it is simply a matter of not understanding what type of information is appropriate to share during the early stages of a dating relationship.

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5 signs that they’re just not that into you

Online dating can be a great way of meeting new people, especially if your lifestyle limits opportunities. I remember how excited I was the first time I joined an online dating site. With all the pool of available men, I thought that perhaps it would be only a short time before I was in the early stage of a new romance!


Living The Impossible Dream

I can still remember the day when I received revelation from the Lord that He was going to send me a husband from another country. I know it sounds unbelievable, but what makes it even more incredible was that I was in no fit state to be dating, let alone thinking about marriage!


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