READ: HuffPost Feature | The Dating Game: Survive and Advance

March is basically over so that means March Madness (my favorite sporting event of the year) is a wrap…sigh. My alma matter, University of Michigan, did extremely well in the tourney, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the 3rd time in the last 5 years. Go Blue! I’m proud of my boys because they showed the world lots of heart and guts after facing a life-and-death situation earlier in the month. The squad was involved in a plane crash when their plane slid off the runway before taking off for Washington, D.C. to play in the Big Ten Tournament, prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament.

For a second, playing for Big Blue didn’t matter as much. Everything they knew about life could have been gone forever. Maybe that’s why they played so well in D.C.? Maybe that’s why they continued to fight being down at halftime against Louisville and winning the game? I can’t say for sure, but I believe it had something to do with it. Despite facing adversity and obstacles, they persevered and conquer the beast called LIFE. 

If you’re reading this blog piece and happen to be single (currently not in a relationship or marriage), I’d like for you to take the same approach with your dating life. I know, I know…dating is almost impossible these days. Dating is real in these streets! There’s always something going on within a certain situation that will make you simply shake your head (good and bad). I know lots of people who have zero faith in the dating process so they don’t take dating seriously. Others have high hopes for dating and continue to get let down by potential suitors because their expectations are too high or low.

I’m a single guy. I’ve been in multiple relationships. I’ve broken a few hearts before. I’ve had my heart broken a few times as well. I’ve made some mistakes along the way. I’ve learned even more about myself and how to become a better man, friend and Christian from those failures. Throughout all the years and experiences, I’m still here. I haven’t thrown in the towel on love or God. My faith in Him and the process of love is much stronger than that. The bumps and bruises I’ve taken have allowed me to fully embrace my singleness. I’ve never been as confident as I am about what God is doing within my life. Through Him, I’ve survived and advanced in life, according to his purpose. He’s running point within my life and doing a BANNER job, in case you’re wondering.

If you need to pass God the ball in your dating life, please do so. He’s the only playmaker who can bring you a championship anytime, any place. He averages a triple-double before the game even starts. I don’t know about you but I’m rolling with that dude every single time. It’s a guaranteed W. 

To read my latest Huffington Post article, please click HERE.

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