To all the men out there—grandfathers, fathers, brothers, sons—who seek every day to be what God has called them to be as men: Thank you. Thank you for doing what has become so challenging in our culture. A culture that mocks masculinity and labels it as “toxic.” A culture that’s trying to erase differences between… Continue reading Men, Thank You for Your Manhood & Fatherhood
“What’s your type?” people might ask those in the dating pool. Or, “He’s just not my type,” a girl might say in response to why she’s not interested in someone. Or, as some junior high boys told me recently, “Girls at this age don’t care about personality. They just care about hotness” (the girls might… Continue reading Do You Have a “Type”?
(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?
“Should you tell a guy that you like him?” “What were some of your concerns about that guy’s character?” “He told me how he felt about me. Do you think we should start dating?” My conversations about dating range from lunch-time conversations with my 8th-grade girls to coffeeshop meetups with college girls to late night… Continue reading Five Questions to Consider Before Dating Someone
She was a plain woman. She asked not for much. A small fire in the hearth – A warm cup of tea in her hands – A window from which to watch the rain. All she needed Was a man Who took her hand in prayer, Took her head upon his shoulder, And wrapped… Continue reading She Was a Plain Woman
Your name flitted across my screen the other day and for the first time in years I felt that strange flicker of joy that always used to accompany your name. Why? I wondered. My heart had moved on and so had yours. Then there was the other one whom I hadn’t thought about in so… Continue reading But I Thought I Was Over You
A few summers ago I finished writing a book about singleness – how to walk through its dark stages and how to maximize it in its purposeful stages. I’m currently working on revising and editing it, and as I worked through this section tonight, I thought I’d share it with you all on the blog.… Continue reading Lie #6: “Staying Friends” is Always the Most Noble Thing to Do
If I ever have a son, I hope I can teach him these things about what it means to be a true man of integrity. And if not, I pray that I can share it with my nephews and my boys in my classroom. And I also pray for all the men in my life… Continue reading A True Man of Integrity
I was at Walmart, trying to hurriedly finish my shopping before the next thing I needed to be at, when a man passing by me stopped and said, “Not to be a weirdo, but you are absolutely beautiful.” I gave a flustered laugh and a “Thank you so much” before hurrying on my way, but… Continue reading By the Way, Men – It’s Still Okay to Give Ladies Compliments
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?