Some of those couples land in Rachel Sussman's office.Sussman, a relationship therapist and marriage counselor in New York City, told me that opposites may attract initially — but over time, too much difference can start to wear on a romantic bond.Are you constantly on your phone playing the latest i Phone game?If games have become a distraction to you, then this could be a very meaningful thing to give up for Lent.Social media can become an addiction and a distraction like most anything else. How many hours a day are you plopped down in the living room watching something when you should be up doing something? Perhaps you need to give up your favorite television shows or television as a whole for Lent.Perhaps you're an internet junkie, constantly watching You Tube, scouring your favorite news sites or (if you're honest) looking at pornography online. If not, unplugging from the internet for 40 days could revolutionize your relationship with God. Do you lose hours of sleep each night playing the latest Call of Duty?
Are you ready to follow the biblical example of tithing and give 10% of your income to God?
This doesn't apply to married people (no hate mail from the husbands please).
But if you're honest, perhaps you're hitting the dating scene too hard, making too many compromises and ending up with too many regrets. Why not give it up as a way to refocus your mind and your heart on Jesus, the One who gives ultimate satisfaction.
Instead of being miserable (and hungry), use that deficiency to drive you to God remind you that Jesus is your complete sufficiency.
Whatever you give up for Lent, replace it with beneficial things like: Bible reading, prayer, church involvement, an encouraging book, Christian music, exercise or community. Join millions of other Christians across the world and leverage this opportunity to grow closer to God.