I dont think he is much of a friend if he spends all his energy trying to convert you to Christianity rather than listening to you and having a friendship. Im not sure where you are in the world, but in the UK the Roman Catholics have a bit of a reputation for being very hard-line and strict. I think this comes from the teachings they receive, so your friend might not even realise what he is doing. (Please note This is NOT the base for a religious discussion of ANY kind) Try talking to your friend. He might be more open than you think.
As for your light therapy... I have seen the light boxes and they are really good. Well worth the money in my opinion. I hope it works for you.
All the best
I definitely felt like this guy was trying to persuade me to think the way he does. I'm open to listening to other people's perspectives and accept them for who they are and what they believe, but when he kept telling me that it's good to question my believes (which I do on a daily basis it seems and I'm not just talking religion here) and I used the same technique back on him all I got was "I fully believe in the Church and its teaching". I mean I don't think that there is anyone who completely accepts any dogma as is, without questioning some aspect of it or without some sort of skepticism. Otherwise, we'd all be brainwashed baboons, eh?
Anyways, thanks for pointing out that I'm not the one with the problem. It just seems ironic that some of the folks who preach love and acceptance are the ones who don't seem capable of taking their own advice and that's the part that I struggle with the most.
Hi there , you posted " Come to find out a friend of mine tried to set me up with a friend of his". I would mention to your not so good friend for setting you up with the person who is exactly your opposite that next time save his energy. You are capable of choosing your own friends.
You should not have been subjected to spending your vacation time with someone you did not enjoy visiting with. Just my opinion.
I won't get into the religion or politics, I feel this is an individual choice.
I hope you are soon jumping out of bed and feeling much better.
Hugs to you.
The light therapy is begining to work. I was actually singing along with the radio and dancing around the house while I was cleaning it yesterday! Plus, I've been much more alert and motivated than I have been in quite a while. I'm still a bit tired, but I usually tend to get tired in the afternoon if I don't have an extra dose of caffine. I think the US should really institute mandatory afternoon siestas to improve productivity!
The thing about dating is, I live in a small "family" town. There's not a lot of single young professionals around. I've been contemplating looking for a new job in more of a "city", where there would be more young professionals, but I'm not a city girl. Plus, I wouldn't be interested in dating a city guy, so I guess I'm kinda stuck here unless I take up on-line dating!
Thanks for your sharing your view manyembers. I guess what I had been struggling with the most was that I completely misread this guy. I mean I thought he was totally into me, but come to find out he is looking for someone who shares his exact religious beliefs, whereas I'm not as fussy when it comes to that. (I was really angry at being rejected and sad for not having my feelings returned. But, I've gotten over it. We've actually been emailing either other, but he still seems to be focusing too much on his religious believes if ya ask me.) I look for other qualities in a person and just feel that it's not important what religion a person practices, but what's more important is how a person lives their life and how they treat other people.