the glory of love is that when we love authentically and generously, our hearts become more like Christ and are able to love more perfectly.
Compassion might hurt, but it also heals.
You know how when your dreams become a reality, they're more challenging yet somehow better than you could have ever imagined?
Years ago, I ran across a book called The Cloud of Unknowing, which (fittingly enough!) was written by an unknown author in the 14th century. It basically talked about how life on earth is nothing certain and how we must be content with unknowing, instead loving and trusting the Lord. I probably need to pick this book… Continue reading Walking in the Fog
It's hard not to dream of greener grass while you're standing in the brown stuff and to trust that you're not missing out on something.
Jesus desires for me to have good gifts, but ultimately, He cares more about my heart than my comfort.
in seeking good, true, and beautiful friendships, I've discovered that authentic friendship is the foundation for a healthy romantic relationship. A lot of my mistakes and unhealthy attachments in prior romantic relationships have been revealed, and I've realized I have a lot to learn when it comes to friendship.
"It feels good to achieve closure. Sometimes, though we become unwilling to sacrifice that sensation even when it's clear we're making a mistake" - Charles Duhigg
Thanks, Bachelorette, of all the things possible for re-teaching me that how I act as a single person is important for my marriage.
Unfortunately, most of the pressure to measure my success by my romantic relationships comes from within Christian circles. We have unwittingly adopted a theology of prosperity when truly our collective Christian creeds teach a theology of accompaniment.