Happy Valentine’s Day! That’s for all of you, but I want to write specifically to those of you who are alone on this day. By alone, I mean, you don’t have an identified Valentine. How are you feeling about this day? I know there are a variety of sentiments. I’m fairly sure I’ve felt the … More One Isn’t the Loneliest Number
What did she say – should be?! – Now don’t get all offended! I don’t mean forever – maybe just for now. You’ll have to decide if this is for you but if it is, your future spouse will thank you. For those of you unmarried, this is going to be an honest conversation that … More Maybe You Should Be Single
“I will not compare myself to strangers on the internet.” I read this on Instagram the other day, posted by Lisa Bevere. It sent me into a tailspin of thoughts. How many times do you find yourself scrolling and scrolling and scrolling. You told yourself (again) that you just need to pop online to “check … More Comparison is a Thief
What do I mean about being a JUDGE of character? While we are not supposed to judge people, that’s God’s job, when it comes to determining who we may spend the rest of our lives with, looking for clues as insights into their character is wise. In the context of someone claiming to be a … More How to be a Good Judge of Character
Growing up, my parents told me two things regarding dating: My mom said that I’m not allowed to date until I’m 30 years old; My dad said that I shouldn’t get married until at least 35 years old. The statements actually sound so ridiculous that everyone my mom would say, “Hope’s not allowed to date … More The Power of Words: Taking Back Control
How do you know if what you are waiting for is weakening your faith? That’s right. I said weakening, not strengthening. I found some notes on a message at church from several years ago and I recall the pastor referencing some indicators of a weakened faith: discouragement; doubt; anger; envy; inactivity. I recall at the … More Is Waiting Weakening You?
Do you struggle with wanting to be perfect? I do. I want things lined up. Organized. In order. But not in an “obsessive compulsive” kind of way… more in a “if I will it, it should be” kind of way; in a “where my mind wants me to go, my body automatically follows” kind of … More Grace, Not Rules
Hopefully you had the chance to read my post from 2 weeks ago: 12 Things to Stop Saying to Your Single Girlfriends. (If not – go read it now). It was inspired by the first of two questions I asked my friends: 1. “What are things that people say that you wish they wouldn’t?” That … More What You Can Do for Your Single Friends
This one goes out to everyone with single girlfriends – which is probably all of you. If not, your life is not complete, because we’re pretty awesome. I know that I bring as much value to my married friends as they do to me as an unmarried woman. If you are the single lady, then I’ll … More 12 Things to Stop Saying to Your Single Girlfriends
On Sunday, I found myself smiling every time I scrolled through Facebook and Instagram and saw all of the tributes to great fathers. It made me think of how thankful I am for my own… While my parents divorced when I was 8 and my brother was 6, we still had a present, hands on, … More Who’s Your Daddy?