So tell me what you want…

So tell me what you want…

Whatcha really, really want… Sorry. I have a really hard time asking for what I want – which may come as a surprise to some people, because I also tend to be rather direct when I do ask. However, I’ve come to realize that my directness is in response to people not getting my incredibly …read more →

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I'm off to rescue my knight?

We, here in America, live in a non-traditional culture. There isn’t one way of dressing, one way of acting, one way of being. Largely, anything goes. Unlike other cultures which are dictated by “proper and improper”, set expectations, and a long history of tradition, we are often left to figure out what’s accepted by trial …read more →

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Guard Your Heart: A user's guide

Tonight someone said something to me that I’ve heard hundreds of times before, have probably even written a post or two about, and have long been trying to come up with practical applications for: Guard your heart. The context and timing got me thinking once again about this task of guarding my heart. The phrase …read more →

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Why my love life will never be like the movies… and I'm glad.

I’m not a huge chick flick person… but come on, I am a female and we’re wired to love a good love story. I’m no exception. Over the past few months I’ve been dusting off some chick flicks from my college years. It’s been an education, and a testament to how far I’ve come. I never …read more →

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Dumping the fool's errand

The obligatory Valentine’s Day post. This is where I’m supposed to either be totally in love with love or tell you all why I hate “singleness awareness day”. I’m not going to do either. Sure, I’m single, but that fact doesn’t make me cry myself to sleep at night. Here’s the thing about being single: …read more →

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Good for you! Or is it?

I had a defining moment, about 6 years ago that was so simple and yet, looking back has really had a huge impact. I was attending a young adults Bible study which was followed by a time of food (like most Christian events, as it seems we can’t meet for more than an hour without …read more →

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On being awesome. And single.

About two months ago I was sent THIS article entitled, “Single and not waiting”. The friend who sent it said, “Hey, you should write something like this for your blog.” So, I sat on it for a while, and here I go. I really appreciated her thoughts, I like her style, only, I don’t totally …read more →

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Assume the best

I think I’m too hard on myself. I’m not sure though. You see, people pleasing is a tough subject, because when you call it “people pleasing” it sounds like something that shouldn’t be done. But really, there are elements of seeking to please people that don’t actually fall into that negative category. For instance: if …read more →

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Taking the fun out of dating?

Isn’t dating fun? Well, isn’t it? I guess it depends on who you ask and where they are in their relationship journey. I think we can all agree, there are certainly elements of dating that are really great. There are others that, well, aren’t.  (I was going to use a different term there, but at …read more →

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Despite ourselves.

There are some friendships, deep friendships, that I have despite myself. Friendships were our first impressions were not promising. Friendships that, had I given an educated guess, I would have said would never be… and yet, here we are. Though I love and value the relationships I have that hit it off right from the …read more →

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