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First dates can be tricky and dating culture in the United States leaves people unsatisfied and longing for true connection. Host Bridget Richardson dives into a reflection on dating through the eyes of Kayla Garza, who shares an experience of a blind date gone wrong. Rejoice Counselor Larry Freeney offers some helpful advice to help people have better dates while intentionally seeking someone to enjoy life with for the long haul.


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Key takeaways on Americans’ views of and experiences with dating and relationships: Pew Research Center

Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium: Pope Francis

101 Dating Ideas: University of Florida’s Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences

Houston Axe Throwing

The Best Cheap and Free Dates in Houston and the Surrounding Area: Houston on the Cheap

3 Times Dating Seemed Intentional But Really Isn’t: Verily 

Rejoice Counseling

Rejoice Counseling: Meet Larry

“The Four Loves” by C.S. Lewis

Welcome to the first episode of Agape & Eros, the show about romance, relationships and religion. Today's topic is "How We First Met." Three of our MAX Studios contributors, Nicole Labadie, Max Linnville and Alex Yemeck, will share the story of how they each met their spouse. We'll also have some great commentary and advice about relationship identity from Larry Freeney with Rejoice Counseling.

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