Can you wait – For the slow, steady development Of a love so precious And beautiful – Instead of rushing ahead Into something hasty, Based only on feelings And heady flirtations? Can you wait – For a bit of maturity, A bit of depth developed, And a bit of longevity promised – … Continue reading Can You Wait?
The waters of dating and romantic interest can be muddy and unclear. I used to think it was straightforward, but after the past fifteen years or so of experience, I can tell you it’s much more complicated than I once thought. I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had with my girlfriends that include… Continue reading On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Attracted to Her are You?
Dear sweet nice girl of sixteen – I see you laughing with that boy – That boy you call your dearest friend. I see the way you glance hopefully at him – Trying not to hope too hard he’ll glance meaningfully back – And I hear the silent sigh of regret When he asks another… Continue reading The Curse of the Nice Girl
“I remember what it was like being single.” Perhaps you genuinely do. Perhaps your season of singleness was long enough to forever imprint the deep valleys of walking through life alone into your soul. But if you got married at 25 or younger, I don’t think you truly know the depth of the challenges of… Continue reading Ten Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Single Person
Someone asked me recently, “How do you know when you’ve fallen in love with someone?” And I had to pause and consider. Try to wrap my mind around the elusive. Try to pin down the intangible – like trying to catch the wind. Some people will say, “Oh, you’ll just know,” and that could very… Continue reading The Moment You Knew You Loved Him
Once we went out on a date. Or we had this “thing” going between us. Or you asked me out and I said no. Or I liked you, but you didn’t like me back. Once you said some incredibly sweet words to me which broke my heart because I couldn’t believe someone would think that… Continue reading To All the Boys It Didn’t Work Out With
I have come to discover that there are only two things that are important in a future spouse. The first was described in my previous blog post, “Resolved, Never to Marry.” The second is described below. “I couldn’t marry someone unless they had art flowing in their veins,” she said to him. “That’s impossible,” he… Continue reading I Couldn’t Marry Someone Unless …