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Four Myths of “Living Together”

By on August 4, 2017 in Dating, Relationships, Singleness with 5 Comments

I still remember the week of my wedding. I had just graduated from seminary and needed to move out of student housing. So, Jay, my then-fiancé, moved me into the home he had just rented for us. My family was in town for the wedding, and after an evening in our home of dinner, laughter, […]

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When You’ve Gone Too Far…Again

By on September 8, 2016 in Dating with 0 Comments

As I sat across from her, I could see the sadness in her eyes. And then the confession: “Amanda, my boyfriend and I went ‘too far’… again!!” My first reaction was to blame the guy for putting pressure on her, but then the truth came out….She was the one who started the physical relationship, and […]

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Single Friends, Let's Honor God in Our Dating

By on June 9, 2015 in Dating with 0 Comments

Does anyone still listen to the radio in the morning? I know I am probably one of two people on the planet that do, but I guess my shortened commute makes it an absolute burden to pull out my phone, turn on my bluetooth, and make a choice. Forget the fact that anything there would […]

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Are You Too Smart for Your Own Good?

By on April 8, 2014 in Dating, Women's Issues with 7 Comments

Put another way: Do certain degrees make you less likely to be “marriage material”? That type of question is one I get at least once a month. Seriously. In recent weeks, I’ve been asked three different versions of it: Will getting a PhD mean that no guy will ever want to marry me? If I […]

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When You’ve Gone Too Far…Again

By on February 18, 2014 in Dating with 0 Comments

As I sat across from her, I could see the sadness in her eyes. And then the confession: “Amanda, my boyfriend and I went ‘too far’… again!!” My first reaction was to blame the guy for putting pressure on her, but then the truth came out….She was the one who started the physical relationship, and […]

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Letting Go of the Divine Bargain

By on February 6, 2014 in Dating, Relationships with 0 Comments

Once there was a woman who loved God deeply. She knew that He was good and she tried to follow him every day out of gratitude for all that He had done for her. He was all she needed. But this woman had a deep desire to be married. And as her friends and family […]

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Why We Love Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl

By on September 12, 2013 in Dating with 13 Comments

It isn’t easy to take an honest, vulnerable look at your dating experiences. Try publishing it for everyone to read. In Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom, Paula Hendricks describes how her revolving door relationship with “cute, innocent crushes,” eventually became costly investments. The writing manager of Revive Our Hearts and frequent blogger […]

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Why Should Teen Girls Care about Marriage Sermons?

By on September 5, 2013 in Biblical Womanhood, Dating with 0 Comments

It’s inevitable. I have seen it over and over again. Whenever a preacher starts a sermon on the subject of marriage, I can see teenagers mentally checking out all over the place. The unsaid thought is clear—“This doesn’t apply to me right now! I’ll worry about it later.” The problem is, though, that if you’re a […]

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Planning a Romantic Picnic for Two

By on April 30, 2013 in Dating, House and Home with 0 Comments

Need a fresh date night idea that is both simple and romantic?  Look no further!  The following is a guide to planning a perfectly romantic picnic for two.   The Perfect Location Choose a special spot that can become your special place, just for the two of you.  To help pick the perfect location, think about […]

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So We're Living Together…What's the Big Deal?

By on April 16, 2013 in Dating with 0 Comments

What a precious baby girl! …Wait. She belongs to my old college roommate? No way! …Wait. Did I miss her wedding? As I curiously stalk my old roommate on Facebook I realize I hadn’t missed anything. Not even an engagement. Just the reality of another friend cohabiting with her boyfriend. Once I asked a woman […]

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