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.