I still remember where I was when Mary told me the guy I’d liked for over a year was now dating . . . her. A girl who—in my opinion—wasn’t nearly as pretty as me. I looked down at the cracks as we walked that small town sidewalk, holding back tears as I felt my heart cracking. More
(Click here to read yesterday’s introduction to today’s post: “Hope Greater Than a Diamond Ring.”)
After writing Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom, I had another unexpected opportunity to trust the Lord. All of a sudden, guys started coming out of the woodwork showing interest in this self-proclaimed, formerly boy-crazy girl. More
Someone asked me if I’d write about my journey from “boy-crazy to my man.” I’ve been hesitant to share my “love story.” Not because I’m not excited; boy howdy, I am. It’s just that I remember all too well how I used to ask married and engaged couples, “How did you get together?” I’d lean in, soaking in every word, listening attentively to learn the secret. As they’d share the details of their story, my hopes would rise or fall based on how similar my current circumstances were to theirs (as if God only has one love story script). More
Some of you are attracted to your crush for much deeper reasons than his dark hair and strong muscles. You love the way he loves God. Rock on! Still, I wonder if you’ve thought through this?
Now it’s your turn. How specifically is your crush godly, or God-like? And how does his godliness line up with Christ’s godliness?
Christ or Crush? (Super Godly) was originally posted on LiesYoungWomenBelieve.com.
Apparently I’m not the only one who has wondered how God can satisfy when all I want is a pair of strong arms to hold me close. Here’s what Rebecca wrote me. More
My boyfriend works out at the gym when he gets the chance, which I love. I’ve always thought strong arms were so attractive. Apparently, you agree with me!
But as strong as your crush is, and as strong as I think my boyfriend is, their muscles are nothing compared to Christ’s strength. Let me give you three examples.
I’d love to hear from you. How strong is your crush? And, how strong is your Christ?
Christ or Crush? (His Muscles) was originally posted on LiesYoungWomenBelieve.com.
One Valentine’s Day when I was a teen, my boyfriend gave me a little teddy bear and a paperweight that said “Sweetheart” on it. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven!
Maybe you wish your crush would give you a teddy bear, but you’re happy that he gave you a piece of gum once, or that he let you drink some of his pop. You’re thrilled that your crush gave you anything at all!
Well, have you ever stopped to think about what Christ has given you?
I’d love to hear from you. What has your crush given you? What has Christ given you? And what are you looking to your crush to give you that Jesus Christ can’t give to you?
Christ or Crush? (Gives Great Gifts) was originally posted on LiesYoungWomenBelieve.com.
I’m so grateful for all of you who left me a comment telling me what you like about your crush. You girls are suckers for eyes! Some of you think brown is gorgeous, some of you prefer blue, but almost all of you are drawn in by them.
Well, if you think your crush’s eyes are magnetic, you should see Christs’ . . . and you will! Learn more here:
Oh, and if you want to learn more about what I shared, here are some great passages to look up:
- Rom. 14:10-12
- 1 Cor. 3:10–4:5
- 2 Cor. 5:1–10
- Rev. 1:14
- Rev. 2:18
- Rev. 19:12
- Rev. 20:11–15
Christ or Crush? (His Eyes) was originally published on LiesYoungWomenBelieve.com.
Everyone knows girls like mysterious guys. There’s something thrilling about not being able to quite figure them out.
But have you ever thought about how the same is true of Christ? If you wanna talk about mysterious . . .
After you’ve watched this video, I’d love to hear from you. What do you think about the mysteriousness of your crush and the mysteriousness of Christ? Do you think you could ever fully know and understand your crush? Will you ever fully know and understand Christ? Does this fact make you want to pursue getting to know Him more or less through His Word?
Christ or Crush? (Mysterious) was originally posted on LiesYoungWomenBelieve.com.
Hey, beautiful girl!
I’m so pumped about this brand-new video series. Watch this video to learn why.
Christ or Crush: (Welcome!) was originally posted on LiesYoungWomenBelieve.com.