"Everybody lies." My nineteen-year-old eyes widened as I listened, speechless. How could my fiancé excuse his dishonesty like that? How could he think that way? He was a Christian. We read the Bible together. I trusted him. How could he lie to me? In the aftermath of my teenage betrayal, I was baptized into adulthood… Continue reading Who Can You Trust?
Love is a tree that shimmers verdant light on those who rest in its green shade. It is safety and rest. Love is the home we always long for, even when we sit in our living rooms, feet propped up on the coffee table. Sometimes, love finds us. We open our closet doors one morning… Continue reading Love is a Tree in Winter
Sometimes the only thing worse than being single is thinking about singleness. Or talking about singleness. Or reading about singleness. Or writing about singleness. For the past three years, I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to write for a Christian relationship service. I’ve learned so much about myself and about relationships through the process.… Continue reading When I Don’t Know What to Say About My Singleness
There is a big difference between hurt and harm. We all hurt sometimes in facing hard truths, but it makes us grow. It can be the source of huge growth. That is not harmful. Harm is when you damage someone. Facing reality is usually not a damaging experience, even though it can hurt. ~ Dr.… Continue reading I Hurt Someone This Week
Author Gary Thomas recently posted an excellent blog series on the differences between love and desire. He introduces his topic this way: When an immature 29-year-old soul proclaims, “I love him; I really love him!” she may well be speaking with a five year old’s heart: “I love candy; I really love candy!” Our culture… Continue reading Gary Thomas on Love and Desire