What if, instead of being jealous of all the babies, wedding, engagements, relationships, etc. surrounding me, I saw them as signs of hope?
"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.
It's not for the gaping wound of pride but for the small cuts and scrapes of pride that I need to have regular check-ups with the Divine Physician.
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.
I'm learning both in real life and my spiritual life that there's a certain power in asking questions...even if the question feels foolish.