Guest Author: Sharon White Who doesn’t savor a romantic boy-meets-girl love story with a fairytale ending? “And the two lived happily every after…” music fades. The illusion of falling in love instantaneously with Prince Charming has been planted in the hearts of girls from fictional novels to animated Disney movies. While it is a natural … Continue reading The True Happily Ever After Story
In the Waiting: Three Journal Entries to My Future Husband
Written to my future husband on February 15, 2012. “Dear Future Husband, Valentine’s Day has now passed. I can’t wait until the first one I spend with you. I miss you more and more each day as I wait for the moment the Lord brings you into my life. It will be so nice to … Continue reading In the Waiting: Three Journal Entries to My Future Husband
“Dear future husband, it’s getting closer to Valentine’s Day—yet another I will spend single. I am missing you more often around this time. I want you to know that I love you even though I don’t know you yet. I know God has someone extra-special planned for me—you!” Fifteen-year-old Marina penned those words. I still … Continue reading Savoring Singleness
Guest Writer: Ruthie White As I reflect on the semester during this special Thanksgiving season, I see that it has been incredibly beautiful, and I have seen the Lord work in mighty ways. Right now though, my department at school is going through tremendous grief and loss. It’s hard to think straight, let alone see … Continue reading Good Things
Our Story: Part 3
It was a crisp, cool day as Mason and I rode the windy back roads to my grandparent’s farm. He would barely talk to me. My mind was already whirring and aware as Mason had drawn my dad away at lunch to “show him his drum set”…for almost an hour. Of course it didn’t help … Continue reading Our Story: Part 3
Our Story: Part 2
All girls dream of a magical first kiss...myself included. For years I waited and watched and wondered when "Prince Charming" would arrive and rescue me with a valiant horse and a tender kiss. What all those fairy tales seem to leave out is, well, reality. It was a hot summer day that Mason and I … Continue reading Our Story: Part 2
Our Story: Part 1
“Marina, on March 15 of this year, God told me you were going to be my wife.” I stared blankly at the man in front of me, trying to process the 17 words I had never dreamed of hearing. We had only been dating for two weeks. Memories, confusion, and, oddly, peace flashed before me … Continue reading Our Story: Part 1
Lay It Down
Guest Writer: Ruthie White Aside from writing the occasional blog post, Ruthie is a harpist and songwriter. What does it mean to “lay it down?” When we say we’re laying something down and giving it over to the Lord, what are we really saying? I’ve heard that phrase a million times, but lately it has … Continue reading Lay It Down
What is Newlywed Life Really Like?
Sparklers twinkle in the warm night air as the bride and groom make their way through the crowd of people to the getaway car where they are whisked into marital bliss… We’ve all been a part of that scene, watching our friends marry their best friends and begin the journey that is marriage. If you’re … Continue reading What is Newlywed Life Really Like?
By: Ruthie White Today I am 19 and a half years old. That’s not super significant in itself. Nineteen, I’m convinced, is the most boring age of all. But it’s significant to me because 6 months ago, on my birthday, I made a resolution to wait until March 25th to date or even pursue liking … Continue reading Satisfy