sToP. look. lisTen!
Â„ Hear from God. Are you really ready for a relationship?
Â„ Be patient. Know what you want. Value your worth.
Â„ Don\’t overlook red flags or ignore instinctive warnings.
Â„ Choose someone with shared Christian values who is compatible.
Â„ Don\’t set unrealistic expectations of someone you hardly know.
Â„ Don\’t close yourself off. Be willing to date outside your race.
Â„ Save yourself pain. Don\’t waste time trying to change someone.
Â„ Develop the qualities you desire in someone
else. Be the match you want.
Â„ Shed a mindset of lack. You won\’t attract abundance that way.
Â„ Work on becoming your best. The right person will recognize that.
Â„ Develop positive self-esteem. Know that marrying a person
won\’t change the way you feel about yourself.
Â„ Don\’t invest time in people who are not interested
in being a committed relationship.
Sharon Frame is a former CNN anchor, award-winning TV journalist and â€œYour Follow-Through Coach.â€ Her passion is to encourage and empower women. Sharon\’s latest book, â€œWired to Winâ€ teaches how to Plug In, Power Up and Push Through to Personal Greatness. For more information, visit http://www.sharonframespeaks.com.â€¦
The NUMBERS tell the STORY…
96.6 million – Number of unmarried Americans 18 and older in 2009. This group comprised 43 percent of all U.S. residents 18 and older.
53% – Percentage of unmarried Americans 18 and older who were women.
61% – Percentage of unmarried Americans 18 and older who had never been married. Another 24 percent were divorced, and 15 percent were widowed.
16.2 million – Number of unmarried Americans 65 and older. These older Americans comprised 17 percent of all unmarried and single people 18 and older.
88 – Number of unmarried men 18 and older for every 100 unmarried women in the United States.
52.5 million – Number of households maintained by unmarried men or women. These households comprised 45 percent of households nationwide.
Single, Black, Female — and Plenty of Company, A 2009 story on ABC\’s Nightline reported, â€œthere are 1.8 million more black women than black men. So even if every black man in America married a black woman today, one out of 12 black women still wouldn’t make it down the aisle if they hoped to marry a black man.
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