A convincing argument for abstinence boiled down to one question. This is how Nathan and I realized God designed us to abstain:
As we searched for reasons why we should abstain, we came across a BUNCH that fell flat & didn’t make sense to us. Here’s 9 of them:
Nathan and I really struggled with abstinence when we were dating. Here are some of the questions I was confused about as we struggled to know: why should we abstain?
My anxiety has grown much worse the last year, but God hasn’t left me alone & afraid. Here’s what He’s taught me about anxiety, and how to cope better:
Healing is slow and hard and frustrating sometimes. Here’s what God reminded me this week as I wrestle through it:
Life is all over the place right now. But that’s what life is. And to trap it in a box the size of a blog post would be wrong.
So here are all the little things God has taught me this week (along with some goofy moments with Lily;)
I’m really nervous about graduating. But my principal taught me something that will stick with me over the next six weeks—and the rest of my life.
I think it’s normal to wish you were dating someone when you’re single, and I’ve had that feeling before, but that’s not necessarily what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the longing to share Christmas with the one, my future husband, wishing I could meet him sooner. And if you feel the same, I want to encourage you this morning.
When life feels strange; when the holidays look different this year and you’ve never missed your annoying cousins so much; when you just want to hug your grandma but you can’t, be confident that God’s love RULES this.
If you supported Trump, this week is hard. Saturday was hard. Each day that goes by without justice is hard. But remember: your reaction to this hardship is what everyone is watching. And since everyone is already paying attention, show them Jesus.