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.
I've believed the lie that I need to wait for the perfect situation to follow Jesus.
...meeting my spouse will indeed be a miracle as I've jokingly said for years. Anyone ever getting together is a legitimate miracle!
Nothing and no one can completely fill that God-shaped hole in our heart, not even our spouse. Learning to be satisfied alone is essential for a healthy, happy relationship.
Yet, my brain capacity is closer to that of a turtle than that of Our Heavenly Father. His wisdom is infinite. My is finite. I only know so much, and He knows so much more.
Love, compassionate love, is why despite the heartaches, the heart breaks, the stumbling, the failures, the disappointments, the annoyances of dating, the everything, I am an absolute sucker for weddings.
I doubt I'll ever completely understand or even appreciate my season of singleness, but I know this: God formed Adam alone purposely.
Recently, I was at a young adult Christian conference. With a large number of young men and women, a fair majority un-married and seeking a spouse, the speakers mentioned from time to time taking a leap and talking to someone you’re interested in. Fine, that’s all good. Talking to people is a good thing. When… Continue reading Prospects
You know what’s more painful than being single? Breakups. Misguided romantic relationships where you feel used. Abusive relationships. Relationships that end because someone dies. Divorce.