What is one topic you wish the church talked more openly about? Perhaps it's sex? I'm not talking about the standard chat of don't do this until you're married or don't look at porn or don't dress a certain way. Why can't we have an open, judgment-free conversation on sex? Can we for once celebrate… Continue reading Sex, Jesus and Conversations the Church Forgot Book Review
A few weeks ago we were visiting a couple from our church who have a young baby. As we were talking a sad reality came to light. It seems that social connections at church are largely determined by the presence of children or one's marital status. Not until this couple had a child did some… Continue reading Enough with Cliquey Church Social Groups: Why we Need to be Intentional in Creating Community at Church
I recently read an article by a man on a popular Christian magazine site giving advice to the ladies in waiting. To be honest I thought his advice was a lame excuse for men choosing to act like adolescents and waiting for a woman to fix their problems. I fear this sends a message to women… Continue reading To the ladies in waiting…
I write a lot on this blog of marriage and my experiences being married. I write about this topic because it's relevant to my life at this point. However, before this current season, I spent a lot of time being single. I've written a few posts about those days: Just Wait, When Everyone Else is… Continue reading Thoughts on Singleness: How I Conquered Feeling Lonely, Unwanted and Not Good Enough
I recently heard a story about a lady who had infertility problems and she was to adopt another ladies baby after it was born. The due date came and went, and it turned out the lady had given the baby to someone else. She had been promised this baby, had been hoping and excitedly preparing.… Continue reading When You Don’t Get What You Want
We are all trying to convince each other we're content by saying: “I'd love to be dating but, i'm good right now I'm not looking for a boyfriend God will bring me my prince charming I'm just really content with my life I’m too busy with school, this would not be a good time to… Continue reading Are You Really Content?
Within the past two years, it seems I’ve known a lot of couples who’ve gotten married or engaged. (Just today I found out about two young ladies at church that had recently gotten engaged). This is serious, people aren’t just dating anymore. I think I could’ve handled dating. Marriage is a huge step, it’s almost… Continue reading When Everyone Else is Getting Engaged
A lot of times I feel very discouraged that I haven't met the right guy or have never been in a relationship. Especially when I see other couples holding hands, working out at the gym together or at a party. It's hard not to feel sad and lonely. When I'm feeling down I try to remember… Continue reading Encouragement for Single Women