Singleness · Dreamy Things · Poetry · Marriage

Life is Not a Fairy Tale

Life is not a fairy tale. Wishes don’t come true on command. Princes don’t show up on cue. Happy endings aren’t guaranteed. And singing animals don’t flock About princesses in captivity.   Life—real life—is messy and broken. Sometimes you’re weeping into your pillow, Staring out the window at bleak prospects, Praying the same tired prayers… Continue reading Life is Not a Fairy Tale

Dreamy Things · Marriage · Poetry · Singleness

The One Who Would Enter that Sacred Space

She held secrets that no one else knew about— Delightfully fanciful secrets of her quiet, inner life— Where she would dream dreams about the future, Hold wistful trysts over past memories, And get lost in joyful moments of the present.   She was at home with herself And pleasantly satisfied with her own company, For… Continue reading The One Who Would Enter that Sacred Space

Marriage · Men · Whispers of Faith · Women

Submission: A Dirty Word or a Path to Fulfillment?

(Much of this content first appeared in a seminar I gave in spring 2018 entitled “Redeemed Womanhood: An Alternative to Cultural Feminism.” You can see the rest of the content in these blog posts on “Why I’m Not a Feminist …”, “Does the Answer to a Woman’s Identity Crisis Lie in Her Career?”, and “Should… Continue reading Submission: A Dirty Word or a Path to Fulfillment?

Children & Parenting · Dating · Marriage · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

True Love Does Not Wait

Remember the “True Love Waits” movement of the early 2000s? The signing of the pledges and the wearing of the purity rings and the songs about waiting for your future husband? I was all in for that movement and was a little over-zealous in my “pursuit of purity.” And while I still fully believe that… Continue reading True Love Does Not Wait

Marriage · Singleness

Let Me Be Your Witness: A Love Story of Growing Old Together

“You know what?” she whispered to him. “I just love being near you, even if we’re just working side by side and not talking.” Don’t we all long for the person who brings our souls comfort? Isn’t it the loveliest to have someone who is familiar with us and all our rhythms? The one with… Continue reading Let Me Be Your Witness: A Love Story of Growing Old Together

Marriage · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

I Asked God for Marriage. And He Gave Me Something Far Better.

I had a lot of intense emotions from ages 18 to 25. That much was clear after reading those unfiltered computer journal entries of mine. But they were naïve. I won’t deny that they were real. There was just so much that I didn’t know. And now, when I look back on my half-formed ideas… Continue reading I Asked God for Marriage. And He Gave Me Something Far Better.