You Can’t Hurry Love

You Can’t Hurry Love

It didn’t take long for The Supreme’s song, “You Can’t Hurry Love”, to become a favorite during my high school and college years. I particularly liked the Dixie Chicks’ version and would sing passionately along with the trio as they belted out what became the anthem of my singlehood. I need to find, find someone…

Sacred Search (review)

Sacred Search (review)

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…

Of princes and the Prince

Of princes and the Prince

“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,…

Beautiful One

Beautiful One

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…

Real life isn’t always like the courtship books

Real life isn’t always like the courtship books

During my teenage years, I read a lot of courtship books. Joshua Harris. Eric and Leslie Ludy. Elisabeth Elliot. You name it. If it was about courtship, I probably read it.

In and of itself, reading those courtship books was not a bad thing. Even though I already knew beforehand that I wasn’t going to “date” casually, and that any relationship I would get into would need to be moving the direction of marriage, reading and knowing that there were others out there who believed the same as I did was encouraging.

However, a steady diet of those type of books during the years when I wasn’t courting–and therefore had nothing to apply what I was reading to–ended up not being a good thing. It essentially caused me to put God in a box in regard to what makes a relationship that is glorifying to Him…

Single-Minded

Sweetness in Singleness Several girls have been having a great conversation on one of the earlier interview posts that I wanted to share with everyone. Thanks to Lanier, anonymous, and Jessica for your thoughts and being willing to be transparent for the sake of others. Jessica: Lanier, I just wanted to thank you for sharing…

The End.

The End.