But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matt 6:33, ESV) What if we based our search for a spouse on seeking first the kingdom of God? What if our criteria for entering into a dating or courting relationship was not based on how we felt, but [...]
by Aprille I was a teenager when I first heard the analogy of the “construction paper heart”. This analogy, a well-intentioned object lesson, is meant to encourage young people to protect themselves from the dangers of experimental dating. The speaker uses a visual aid, a heart made out of red construction paper: “When you are [...]
“Someday my Prince will come.” So said the slogan on the trendy, pink t-shirt. At fourteen, I thought it was so clever… Jesus is my Prince, and someday He’ll come back for me! How wonderful! Of course, it was obviously about Jesus and I was spiritually astute enough to hide the fact that deep down, [...]
My Beautiful One, I saw you try to hide those tears yesterday. It wasn’t easy because you were sitting in a classroom, surrounded by your peers. What luck, you thought, that the girl next to you had just sprayed copious amounts of perfume and you could blame wet eyes on an allergic reaction. You’re getting [...]
For any single woman who looks forward to someday loving and being loved, Valentine’s Day can probably never sneak by truly unnoticed. Even here in Australia, where the holiday is seriously downgraded in comparison to the high level of cupid activity in North America, it’s hard not to see the red and white and adorable [...]
What if there’s some things God wants to do with you—only you—so he’s keeping Prince C. off slaying a dragon somewhere for a while longer? -Are You Ready for Prince Charming? I’ve been thinking about this line of mine in the months since I wrote it. I’ve been wondering just what it is God wants [...]
I wonder what God would do if the young women of this generation got down on their knees and prayed that faith in Jesus would be the “one thing” that defines their future husbands – and thus the young men of this generation?!
I don’t know how old I was when I prayed for him first – all I can remember is praying for him “all my life”. I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve covered in my prayers in the hope that, if you don’t already pray for him, you’re inspired to pray for “him who is to be your husband”.
Praying for our future husbands is a wonderful way to follow the example of the woman in Proverbs 31:12 and do our future husbands “good and not evil all the days of our lives.” But how do we do that in reality? How do we make it practical? It can be daunting! We don’t know the guy’s name, his age, his family, church, education and work situation – we don’t even know if he’s a Christian yet! Here are some ideas …