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7 Of My Most Notoriously Unpopular Gaming Opinions

Everyone's got them, and here are some of mine. These are 7 unpopular gaming opinions about great and not so great parts of gaming.The accents don't lieI write about many aspects of my life and interests here on Walking The Shoreline. I'm fascinated by relationships, love seeing people find their purpose, want to be a better leader, husband, and father, and enjoy really having a good look at the larger issues of life. A lot of my Featured Posts are to this effect.At the same time, I am a massive nerd and a big gamer. I majored in Games Technology ...

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6 Meaningful Ways To Appreciate Your Spouse

A culture of appreciation is the strongest culture for a healthy marriage. Here are 6 ways to appreciate your spouse.Photo by Orione Conceição via PexelsI like to stay across what a lot of leading voices on the fields of faith and relationships have to say. I follow a lot of people on social media and make sure at least a few times a week that I'm checking in on someone's video podcast or teaching series or Ted Talk or book or something. Doing relationships can be very difficult and they change over the seasons and so to do well in ...

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5 Observations About The Man Who Won't Commit

Is it Peter Pan Syndrome, fear of commitment, or something more? Here are 5 observations about the man who won't commit.Source: Paramount (and I admit I love this movie)It seems like for quite a while there was a spat of movies about men who wouldn't commit. Whether it was a movie about a long engagement (or one literally called The Long Engagement), about a single mum being left by some deadbeat dad (like Where The Heart Is), or some brooding superhero who's too into his crime fighting to be present (looking at you, Batman... and Spiderman... Superman... all the mans ...

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How The Fear Of Rejection Leads To More Rejection

Are you saying no before someone else has the chance to? Here's how the fear of rejection leads to more rejection.Source: UniversalWell, it's official. Reels are here to stay. You thought you were safe by not having TikTok? No such luck for you my friend. YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, heck, even LinkedIn is in on it now. Short videos with big punchlines abound.To be honest I kinda like it. I'm finding some really great content creators out of it like Caitlin Reilly who could be one of the funniest women ever alive. But also the memes are alive, and the themes ...

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5 Attitudes That Keep People Single And Relationships Short

It's hard to find or keep someone when you have reasons why you wouldn't. Here are 5 attitudes that keep people single and relationships short.Photo by Alena Darmel via PexelsI was out with a few different groups of mainly men and then mainly women over the last month or so. It's always interesting to hear how the conversation shifts when the topic of relationships comes up when there's no or few people of the opposite sex around.Inevitably someone asks if anyone is going out with someone, or how a particular relationship is going. The other day one of the guys ...

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You Can't Be A Man Who Avoids Women Or A Woman Who Avoids Men

Some days I feel like I'm still in primary school, when I see the boys and girls are still so separate. But you can't be a man who avoids women or a woman who avoids men and expect to have a whole and healthy life.Photo by Ivan Samkov via PexelsI gotta say, I find myself thinking on this topic quite a lot recently. Maybe it's because of a lot of the conversations and experiences people have shared with me recently. Maybe I've just been so filled with the frustrations of others that this is me about to pop. In fact ...

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You and I Know A Lot Of Great People

You and I know a lot of great people. And we can help empower them to become who they were born to be.Source: Paramount (and an inspiration for this post)The other night we were out at a social event at one of Brisbane's big evening markets with a bunch of people from our church. We had our Kiddo with us and the place was absolutely packed. Kiddo started getting mega hungry in the crowds and the waits, and with so many people around, there weren't many places to be able to sit and eat properly. Throughout the night, a bunch ...

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Most People Stop Making Friends As They Get Older

It ruins dating prospects, it kills marriages and families, and destroys mental health - most people stop making friends as they get older.Photo by Helena Lopes via PexelsBut they really shouldn't.Defining the problemI have been in a lot of conversations with people who are trying to find their life partner, expressing their desire to marry their best friend. However I am always quite fascinated by the answer to the question, "Would you date any of your friends?". Many people say no. This is a blocking paradox - you want to marry your best friend, but you don't want to date ...

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7 Great Shows For Toddlers That I'm Grateful For As A Parent

It's an amazing time to be a parent, but with so much content it can be hard to find the good ones. Here are 7 great shows for toddlers that I'm grateful for.Source: NickelodeonIt's a whole new age of entertainment. Where once research groups, school bodies and concerned parents could definitely have been seen to be right in thinking that too much TV would rot a child's brain, we live in a bold new world.For one thing, all our media is now available via Over The Top (OTT) delivery means, which in short means we don't have to sit through ...

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Is It Harder To Date As A Christian?

Is the faith factor playing against your love life? Let's have a look at whether or not it is harder to date as a Christian.Photo by Jep Gambardella via PEXELSDating can be really, really easy for some people. They meet someone, a week later they are already in the "hanging out" phase, and then six months later there's a ring or two involved. I've known quite a few couples in this boat where things have gone exactly like this and they're still doing really well years later.These are probably the few people who everyone wants to be like. Unfortunately, these ...

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