“The months that followed brought many opportunities to trust God in a deeper way than ever before as we tried to sort out our ideas regarding relationships. Our one-on-one communication was minimal and we both developed a number of misconceptions. Through the journey of the fall and winter, I learned much about real faith, acceptance-with-joy of whatever the will of God ordains, and embracing every gift He gives- including loss.”
Be careful that your efforts to “be prepared” for whenever God brings you into a courtship don’t leave you with a narrow view of how He will work. Be careful not to construct a formula in your head as to how a courtship should look. And above all, be careful to submit every aspect of future romantic relationships to our Father…including how you think they’ll look and play out. Because as many courtship books remind us, God really does write the best love stories.
-Jessica Telian in “Real life isn’t always like the courtship books“