You Can’t Change People…Stop Trying

"You need to release the load that God never meant for you to carry, and focus on what He has called you to do." ~Unknown I tried and tried. It seemed, no matter how hard I tried, I always failed. Why wasn't I making an impact? Why wouldn't they listen to me? I wanted God … Continue reading You Can’t Change People…Stop Trying

What Should I be Aware of in a Current or Future Relationship?

"Be honest with the reality of your relationship. Don't ignore your concerns and expect them to go away. Acknowledge the red flags for what they truly are." (Love Defined page 201). It's week 4 of our summer book club and, so far, we've covered... Hollywood's version of romance vs. God's design for love. How to … Continue reading What Should I be Aware of in a Current or Future Relationship?

10 Fun Ways to Strengthen Your Friendships

Guest Post by Kierstin Matlock We all want to get to know our friends better. We all want to be a better friend to those around us. What better time to do that than with simple, fun summer activities! Here are 10 fun ways to strengthen your friendships! 1. Go hang out at your local … Continue reading 10 Fun Ways to Strengthen Your Friendships

How to be “Just Friends” With Guys

"Your intentionality will help set up you and your guy friends for friendship success." (Love Defined page 146). We're finally here, girls. Because the topic of guy friends is a big one for many young women, we're going to focus only on chapter 10 today. This chapter would have to be one of my top … Continue reading How to be “Just Friends” With Guys

5 Christian Books to Get on Your Shelf This Year

Life is full of choices. Should you go right or left? Talk to him or her? Read this book or that book? We end up settling for, what seems to be, the better option. Half the year has gone by and it won't be long before school starts back up again. Why not dive into … Continue reading 5 Christian Books to Get on Your Shelf This Year

Trusting God and Thriving as a Single Girl

"Trusting God is one of the simplest but most difficult concepts to live out. " (Love Defined page 120) Let's face it. We're all growing up. Some are starting college. Others are getting new jobs. Many of our childhood friends are even entering romantic relationships. Where does that leave us single girls? How can we … Continue reading Trusting God and Thriving as a Single Girl

It’s Time to End the Merry-go-Round Method of Romance

Hi girls! I'm posting our first discussion article early due to the fact that I will be out of town this week.  "Until we, as modern women, intentionally choose a Christ-centered approach, we will continue spinning in never-ending, nauseating circles." (Love Defined page 47) How many times have you noticed yourself falling into the same cycle … Continue reading It’s Time to End the Merry-go-Round Method of Romance