An Open Letter to the Girl Who’s Chasing After Guys

Dear Daughter of the King, I know it's hard. Going from guy to guy, hoping that they can give you the one thing you want most: love and acceptance. The world around you makes casual dating and hook-ups look like some kind of perfect fantasy, but that's all it is: a fantasy. I don't know … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Girl Who’s Chasing After Guys

4 Bits of Advice Married Women Want us to Hear

"Don't try to figure out everything about singleness, romance, relationships, and marriage on your own. Choose to tap into the endless wisdom and counsel available to you from the godly women in your life." (Love Defined page 230) It's the last week of our summer book club! This past week we read the last two … Continue reading 4 Bits of Advice Married Women Want us to Hear

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?

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

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

Sweet Sixteen and Never Been Kissed

Guest Post by Sara Willoughby Last June I celebrated my sixteenth birthday. On the big day, I received the usual phone calls from extended family—my aunt, uncle, cousins, and grandparents. On the phone with one of my grandmothers, I answered the usual questions and had the usual conversation. No, I didn’t feel any different. Yes, … Continue reading Sweet Sixteen and Never Been Kissed

What to do When God Becomes the Third-Wheel

Have you ever struggled in your romantic relationships? Whether you're dating someone or married, there are struggles that come along with it. After presenting a survey to many young women, I found that one of their biggest struggles, regarding romance, is keeping God at the center of relationships. The fact is, relationships can't work the … Continue reading What to do When God Becomes the Third-Wheel

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Entering a Relationship

You're sitting on the couch, minding your own business, when your dad calls you over. Little do you know what he was about to say. "So-and-so met with me today. He's interested in pursuing a relationship with you and wanted to talk to me about it first." You stand there in utter shock. What? Someone is interested … Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Entering a Relationship