Laying Down your Dreams for Love

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image source: Laura Mary, Creative Commons

During our wedding ceremony nearly four years ago, our Pastor presented us with an incredible challenge.

He said that each of us need to lay down our individual dreams for the dreams of our spouse. At the time, I thought, Oh, what a fantastic challenge. I absolutely agree with this 100%. I’m sure this will be hard, but also great! I can not wait to practice laying down our dreams for each other. 

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Five Things Friday: 11.14.2014

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image source: Ruben Alexander, Creative Commons

It’s Friday! Here are a few things I’ve been loving lately for stress relief…

How are you going to de-stress this weekend?

(Psssst… in case you missed it, make sure to check out my last post on waiting and dating.)

Waiting and Dating: Thoughts on Singleness

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image source: Alessandro Pautasso, Creative Commons

One of the things this season of life is teaching me is how to better empathize with others.

I realized recently that many of my single friends are likely experiencing a version of what I am now – this longing for a season of life that has not yet happened. Maybe, like me, you face daily reminders that you are not where you want to be – they show up multiple times a day, reminding you that you are behind. You feel like there are massive roadblocks keeping you from a role you were meant to play. You feel silly being reduced to tears over the desire to be somewhere different from where you are right now. It feels wrong to be devastated by your goal to be in a life-giving, loving relationship not coming true in your desired time, but you are devastated nonetheless.

Friend, you have every right to feel that way.

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