Relationships Archive

I Need a Boyfriend

When you look to a relationship with a guy to make
you happy, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. If you are using
dating (and marriage in the future) as a means to validate your worth, the
consequences will be even more severe.

When You Don’t Have a Valentine

If you’re struggling with feelings of loss, anxiety,
loneliness, or frustration this Valentine’s Day, this post is for you. I want
to encourage you not to dwell on your negative feelings about romance. (And
don’t even think about eating an entire box of Valentine’s chocolate all by
yourself!) Instead, turn your heart toward these specific truths straight out
of God’s Word.

Why I Won’t Pursue a Guy (Part 1)

Recently, I was encouraging a friend not to initiate Facebook chats with a guy who is interested in getting to
know her, but to wait to respond to his lead. My advice sounded so strange, even to my own ears. So I decided to sit down and actually write out the reasons why I don’t pursue men and why I don’t think any other woman should. Are you ready for them?

Are Crushes Okay?

There is one question that has been asked on this
blog more than any other—are crushes okay? It seems that many of you are
serious about your commitment to remain physically pure until your wedding day,
but that hasn’t stopped your heart from racing when a certain fella walks into
the room. And you’re wondering, Are these
feelings okay?

Is it okay to date non-Christians?

I understand the temptation to believe that dating
non-Christians is okay. In fact, I get why so many young women have been
deceived into thinking that it is a potentially wonderful missions opportunity.
But since I now understand how important it is that we understand God’s truth
on this subject, I decided to recruit a friend of mine to be a voice of reason. Here’s what he had to say . . .

To Date or Not to Date?

The blog has been buzzing on the topic of dating. Some of you have come to the site seeking advice on the subject and several of you have weighed in with some great thoughts! It is obvious you are wondering, does God care if you date? Does He care who you date? Is dating even okay? If you’re among the young women asking these questions, you are not alone.

I Want What They Have

I think every girl has felt
a tinge of longing after being around loving couples or watching a great
romance unfold on the big screen. But it isn’t always harmless to want what
others have in the area of romance.