• Single Girl,  Uncategorized

    Hey Chick, He’s Married

    Mark and I were sitting across the table from a young lady one day, all playing a board game when I noticed something. Not only was she frequently casting my husband a flirty little grin with a conspiratorial twinkle in her eye, but she was trying to engage him in a team effort to beat me. I get that it was a game. There will be people that think it was innocent fun. But I’m a woman. And I know women. Ask any wife. We are programmed to pick up on the finest details in a person’s behavior and interpret them with stunning accuracy. I ascertained something at that little…

  • Character,  Money Management,  Single Girl

    Sorry Wal-Mart

    I actually used to be quite cynical about Valentine’s Day. To be fair though, it is a single girl’s DUTY to be cynical on Valentine’s Day. Who else is going to gag over all the girls swooning over lavish gifts and laugh at the men sweating bullets over their presentations? It’s kind of the unspoken rule when you are single, to be grossed out on Valentine’s Day. Plain and simple. But deep down… well… I’m about to shed a little light on all that gagging… It’s a survival mechanism. When you walk through the store as a single girl and the aisles are packed full of giant teddy bears, the…

  • Wedding

    How to Stay Modest on Your Wedding Day

    You’ve lived a modest life and kept yourself decent all this time. But now… it’s time to buy your wedding dress and you are painfully aware that wedding dresses just don’t come in “modest” anymore. Over the years I have seen far too many girls sacrifice their modesty on the most important day of their life. This can be for two reasons: 1. Modesty is largely unavailable in the line of wedding attire for brides (and maids!) 2. It really was in your heart all along to be immodest, and you are using number one as an excuse.   What I have learned is that for girls who have modesty…

  • Life as a Wife,  Wedding

    Wedding Bibles: More Than A Symbol

    I think I have mentioned in previous blog posts that I am a sentimentalist. Like many women, I am very fond of little trinkets, tokens, and keepsakes that evoke a flood of special memories. I save almost everything that has any remote significance. The items I hold most dear are the mementos intricately linked to my husband and the relationship God built between us. My wedding dress and veil, cards and love letters from him, an impressive collection of dried roses and petals. Dozens of little shreds of paper that probably look like garbage to others, but are actually sweet notes written on napkins or ripped corners of notebook paper…

  • Life as a Wife,  Wedding

    Why We Don’t Wear Wedding Bands

    We broke a cardinal rule of society. We did not exchange rings at our wedding. Most people do not dare to ask why, but we get some funny looks from time to time. I do not doubt the absence of such a “fundamental aspect of marriage” is very perplexing to a great number of people. No wedding bands on the fingers of a happily married Christian couple? I’m sure more than one has thought “You people are not normal.”   So what were we thinking? Some may assume it is because of possible ties to pagan rituals and roots in magic. To be truthful, I have never looked this up…

  • Single Girl

    Purity and Our Social Media Conduct

    There is a special place in my heart for young ladies who are trusting God to bring their love story to fruition. My heart yearns to see God move on their behalf so they might experience the joys of what He will do, when He is permitted to have His perfect way in their lives. I love to hear the testimonies of girls who are holding on and refusing to give in to a dating system that promises failure, and are consecrating their lives to God, regardless of how long He chooses to make them wait. That encourages me, and I am honored whenever one of those girls speaks up…

  • Featured,  Single Girl

    Being Chased- The Art of Patience for God’s Timing

    There was something about Mark from the very beginning that made me watch him with fascination. There was a determination to serve the Lord. There was personal initiative toward the ministry. He was a man that honored and respected authority and obeyed rules even when no one else was watching. He had an incredibly rare character that intrigued me, so I watched him for a long time. While I was thoroughly impressed by this guy, by this time in my life, I had well-learned not to let my heart travel down the roller coaster of emotions and drama as is so typical of young people in my age bracket. While…

  • Single Girl

    Before You Let Your Heart Go

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, my mind has been on the many young ladies thinking about marriage and the type of man they want to spend the rest of their life with. I’ve been thinking about both the girls that are waiting ever-so-patiently to be chased by “just the right man”, and the more sobering crowd of young ladies who have compromised their convictions and character, to toy with the idea of marrying someone who is just not “up to par.” My heart truly breaks when I consider what a young lady is forfeiting when she has to lower herself, even if it is the tiniest bit, in…

  • Single Girl

    A Single Yellow Rose – A Reminder to Keep God First

    On Valentine’s Day 2012 I found the token of a promise in the presence of a single yellow rose sitting timidly on my desk, crowded by piles of ministry-related work. Prior to its appearance in my overly cluttered office I had been a single girl, in my twenties, struggling with the same general fears that plague any single girl’s heart. Let’s face it. As strong as we try to be, sometimes that road is harder than what we allow others to see. I loved my life, the people in my life, and the work that God had set before me. I sought above all, to lead a godly life abandoning…

  • Wedding

    Wedding Details – 5 Things I’m Glad I Changed Last Minute

    You know how they say every girl has been planning their wedding from the time they were little? Well… not me. I may have occasionally thought about who my bridesmaids would be, or how many I would have or what colors I wanted, but, other than that… it was the farthest thing from my mind.  But, when Mark asked me to marry him and I began planning in full force… it was SO FUN. The majority of the wedding was DIY since I like to be creative. We pulled it off on a minimal budget (less than $1000) and I do not feel in any way that our wedding was…