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May 3, 2017
Why A Husband Isn’t Your Reward for Staying Pure

WATCH VLOG  I’ve heard several girls express similar complaints over the past few months. They sound something like this… “I did everything right. I haven’t had sex. I didn’t date around. I tried to honor God. So what gives? Why didn’t God give me a husband?”  In today’s Vlog, I want to take you through 3 different truths to help you answer that questions. Here are 3 truths to help you gain a Biblical approach to purity:  1. God never guarantees you a husband. Getting married and having a husband is an awesome thing, but it’s not a guarantee. We need to make sure that we don’t add to ScriptureFull Post

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April 19, 2017
6 Things Every Christian Girl Needs to Know Before Getting Married

WATCH VIDEO  The first six months of my marriage were some of the most eye opening months of my life. Prior to getting marriage, I thought being a wife was easy business. I mean…seriously — how hard could it be? As I approached my wedding day, I naively thought I was fully prepared in every way. Reality check! After six months of marriage I realized how utterly unprepared I truly was in certain areas. If I could go back in time, I would definitely give my “single self” some major advice. Looking back now, after 6 years of marriage, there are some specific things I wish I had worked harderFull Post

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April 7, 2017
How to Go From Singleness to Marriage in a God-Honoring Way

I clearly remember the day that I went from being “single” to being in a relationship with Zack. It was so exciting, exhilarating, and strange all at the same time. All of a sudden I had this amazing guy in my life. He wanted to get to know me. I wanted to get to know him. Neither of us knew if our relationship would result in marriage, but we were anxious to find out. After ten long months of intentionally getting to know one another, seeking wisdom, and praying a lot, it became very clear that marriage was the next step for us. Eeeek! We were giddy with excitement!Full Post

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April 5, 2017
Answering Your Questions About Beauty, Romance, and The Christian Life

WATCH VLOG Beauty, Romance, and The Christian Life are popular topics amongst modern women. What if a guy is pressuring me to change myself? How do I know if a guy likes me? What do I do when I feel like God has turned His back on me? What are the dangers in fantasizing? How can I minister as a single girl? How can I be patient in my relationship? Kristen and Bethany tackle these questions and more in today’s vlog. WATCH VLOG

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April 3, 2017
How Important is Attraction in a Romantic Relationship?

His brown eyes and curly brown hair were enough to make me swoon. I loved hanging out at the basketball gym. I loved watching my crush play. In my eyes, this guy was drop dead hotness. I loved everything about him. His hair, his snapback, his eyes, his skills, and the way he wore baggy athletic shorts and a sweaty t-shirt. He was perfect in my eyes. Oh, and did I mention that the two of us had never actually spoken? Yep! That’s right. I was in love (or in like and totally infatuated) with a guy I had never even spoken to. I didn’t know the first thingFull Post

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March 29, 2017
Should Christian Girls Date Non-Christian Guys?

WATCH VLOG The question of whether a Christian should date a non-Christian has been circulating for centuries. Here are a few common questions we’ve received on this topic: “What’s the harm in dating a non-Christian guy?” “What if he’s a highly moral guy, but he’s not a Christian. Is dating okay?” “We love each other and love is bigger than religion, right?” Check out today’s Vlog for five really helpful truths to help you decide if dating a non-Christian is a wise idea. WATCH VLOG

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March 27, 2017
How a Conference on Sex Helped Me in My Singleness

This past weekend I went to a women’s conference at my church. The topic? Sex. Yes, I know I’m single. I know it’s a little weird that I went to a conference talking about something only married women should be doing. I know you’re probably wondering how in the world a conference on sex helped me in my singleness. Although the conference was on sex (something I’ve never done and don’t plan do until I’m married) it was honestly amazing. I wish each and every one of you could have been there with me. The sessions were incredibly tasteful, biblically based, and super practical. Dr. Juli Slattery was soFull Post

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March 22, 2017
5 Verses on Purity That Every Girl Needs to Know

WATCH VIDEO  Staying pure in our culture, at times, can seem nearly impossible. Simple things like getting on Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook can feel like a danger zone. Just walking through the grocery store checkout line can feel slightly scarring at times. Impurity and immorality are very real things that we as Christian girls need to be equipped to fight against. The next time you are tempted to look at, think about or participate in something that you know will not honor God, pull out these 5 verses. They will be your spiritual ammo in your fight for purity. WATCH VIDEO 

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March 13, 2017
Rethinking Hollywood’s Bogus Version of Love and Romance

I pulled into the coffee shop parking lot and headed inside to quickly order my latte. Early mornings and I do not go well together. After a few sips of coffee, my brain slowly started creeping towards a somewhat functioning mode. Why I decided to lead an early morning Bible study…I’m not sure. I guess I assumed the girls I invited wouldn’t want to get up that early. Wrong assumption! They loved the idea. With perky little smiles and energy beyond my understanding, the girls slowly started trickling in and gathering around for our weekly girl talk and Bible time. The girls and I were having great conversations whenFull Post

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March 8, 2017
How to Think Clearly When You’re Totally Infatuated

WATCH VIDEO  I (Bethany) clearly remember a time in my life when I was totally infatuated with a guy. In my mind, this guy could do no wrong. He was like a modern day William Wallace. After a good two years, the fog lifted and I was finally able to see clearly. It was in those moments of clarity that I finally realized I had been infatuated. I had basically ignored all the wisdom and advice around me because I was so head-over-heals for this guy. My feelings were driving my brain and I wasn’t going to let anything stop me. Infatuation has a way of creeping up onFull Post

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March 6, 2017
How to Spot and Get Rid of Idols in Your Life

Ashley had grown to dread hanging out with her friends. She hated the thoughts that flooded her mind every time she met up with them. What if they don’t like my hair? What if they think my outfit looks stupid? What if they don’t get my jokes? On and on the thoughts continued. Ashley tried her best to curl her hair perfectly, paint her nails just right and wear the cutest outfits, but nothing seemed to work. Ashley’s desperate desire to be completely loved and accepted by her friends was turning her into a sad and depressed young lady. Ashley thought that if she could only gain the constantFull Post

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February 22, 2017
How to Be Single and Satisfied at the Same Time

WATCH VIDEO  Bethany understands what it’s like to have an unmet desire. As a single girl herself, she says there are only two ways to handle your desire for marriage. Will you choose the road towards sorrow or satisfaction? Bethany’s learned that living in a state of, “I must have marriage” is awful. She’s decided to instead trust the Lord with her heart and desires. She challenges you to do the same. WATCH VIDEO 

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February 20, 2017
Love Advice From a Couple With 34 Years of Marriage Experience

Today I get to introduce to you a 34-year-old love story. This couple is very special to me because they happen to be my parents. I am so excited to introduce to you to Mike (my dad) and Heidi (my mom). With over 34 years of marriage experience, this amazing couple has been an example of love, faithfulness, and commitment. In a generation that is clueless on how to attain lasting relationships, I can’t wait for you to hear from a couple with a proven resume. Instead of listening to Hollywoods cheap advice, I’m offering you a front row seat into a couple who’s stood the test of time.Full Post

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February 13, 2017
How to Handle Your Desire for a Boyfriend

Annie was twenty-two going on twenty-three, boyfriend-less and struggling to trust in God. She lived in a small town, worked at a small business and went to a small church. Let’s just say the male prospects (or lack of) in town were small as well. The longing in Annie’s heart to finally meet and marry the man of her dreams was becoming overbearing. How could she possibly remain content in life when true love was nowhere on the horizon? Although Annie’s heart longed for a guy, she made the tough decision to give her desires to God and wait patiently on His timing. Annie’s relationship status didn’t change rightFull Post

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February 8, 2017
How to Survive Being Single on Valentine’s Day

WATCH VIDEO  Valentine’s Day often brings a lot of different thoughts and emotions for single girls. With romance floating in the air and stores bursting with dark chocolate and roses, it can be hard not to get down and discouraged. Instead of falling into a “woe is me” mindset, the two of us want to show you how to survive and thrive this special day. WATCH VIDEO 

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January 23, 2017
Falling in Love With Guys That You Don’t Even Know

It was a sunny Friday afternoon, and I had just finished attending a writing conference with a girlfriend of mine. I walked to the parking garage and hopped in my truck. Yikes! The parking garage had been empty when I pulled in early that morning, but it had completely filled up throughout the day. Getting out of a parking garage in a big Texas truck is nearly impossible. As I slowly started to inch my way out, I noticed the driver in the car waiting to take my parking spot was a very attractive looking guy. He had a big smile on his face as he watched me slowlyFull Post

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January 11, 2017
Bethany Answers Personal Questions About Thriving as a Single Girl

WATCH VIDEO  Bethany opens up and answers personal questions about guys, relationships, and being single. As a twenty-eight-year-old single girl, Bethany can relate to the struggles, sorrows, and difficulties that accompany those extra unwanted single years. Although she doesn’t claim to have lived these years out perfectly, she’s learned a few things that have been extremely beneficial to her and she wants to share them with you. WATCH VIDEO 

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December 30, 2016
The Surest Way to Find True Love this Year

“Maybe this will be my year!” she squealed. “Maybe I’ll finally meet the man of my dreams.” The hopes of finding “true love” is on the minds of a lot of single people as the new year rolls around. It was for me when I was single! The anticipation of a new beginning and all that the year might hold is an exciting thing. There’s just something fresh and exhilarating about the unknowns and the what-ifs. Right? If you’re single and hoping to get married, chances are you’ve probably wondered if this is your year too. You’ve probably wondered if Mr. Right is going to finally make his grandFull Post

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December 28, 2016
Practical Tips for Having a Thriving Relationship with God

WATCH VIDEO The two of us love God. We’re so grateful for Jesus. We’re thankful for God’s Word. But despite having these desires, meaningful personal devotions have often been a struggle for the two of us. Can you relate? Maybe you (like us) desire to dig into God’s Word, meditate on Scripture, and pray powerful prayers. But (again, like us) you’re just not sure how to make it happen. We’ve learned that with a few simple tools in our belt we can make our personal devotion time one of meaning, connection, and revival. Here are a few of our own practical tips for having a thriving relationship with God.Full Post

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December 26, 2016
5 Strategies for Living With Purpose as a Single Girl

Extended years of singleness seems to be a growing trend in our culture, whether we like it or not. Due to a variety of reasons, most young men and women aren’t getting married as soon as they’d like to. As a twenty-eight-year-old single girl myself, I can relate to the struggles, sorrows, and difficulties that accompany those extra unwanted single years. Although I haven’t lived these years out perfectly, I’ve learned a few things that have been extremely beneficial to me during this time. Whether you are single or married these tips will encourage you, or help you encourage the singles you know, to live with intention and purposeFull Post

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December 5, 2016
Epic Wisdom From a Thirty Nine Year Old Wife and Mom

Every now and then I meet an older gal who strikes me as a seriously godly woman, a woman whom I hope to be like someday. Today, I want to introduce you to one of those godly gals. Say hello to Amanda. She’s a super sweet thirty-nine-year-old awesome wife and an amazing mom to four adorable boys. She’s packed full of wisdom and has shared some of her secrets below. Check it out. Why is your relationship with God so important to you? I belong to God, first because He created me and a second time because He bought me with the death of His Son and made me HisFull Post

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November 30, 2016
What to Do When Romance Isn’t a Part of Your Holiday Season

WATCH VIDEO  You hear the music, you see the pictures, you feel the “love in the air” and you just wish you had a man to enjoy it with. But, you don’t. It’s just little old you with your Christmas music and peppermint mocha. You dream of the day when you will have a family of your own and someone to “steal a kiss under the mistletoe” with, but that’s not your current reality. A New Perspective and a Little Bit of Hope  We want to share with you a new perspective and a little bit of hope. We want to encourage you with some nuggets of truth thatFull Post

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November 28, 2016
What Happened to “Till Death Do us Part”?

The bride and groom were beaming with joy as they rushed down the aisle of cheering guests. The cheers grew louder as they stopped mid-line and the groom leaned in for a picture perfect kiss. Within moments their “just married” getaway car zoomed out of the church parking lot leaving the sound of dragging clickety cans to the cheering guests. Fast forward 3 years. The words “for better or for worse” and “till death do us part” have faded into the background. The reality of a tight budget, a screaming one-year-old, and schedules that are packed, began to take a serious toll. The bride and groom had long forgottenFull Post

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November 16, 2016
5 Dangers of a Secret Online Romantic Relationship

WATCH VLOG  They met at a church event. They started messaging and chatting online. Before long, their “innocent” chatter turned into flirting, which quickly turned into more intimate conversations. After several weeks, their online interactions were taking them down sexual roads they never thought they’d go. Stories like this aren’t uncommon.  With so many online chatting programs and social media tools, a girl and guy don’t have to search very hard to engage in a romantic fling. The scariest part about the entire thing is that it can all take place inside the four private walls of our very own bedroom. Why is this so scary? Because a secret romantic relationship canFull Post

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November 4, 2016
Don’t Settle for a Guy Because You Think He’s the Last Option

Feelings of heartbreak, sadness and fear swept over me as I scanned the mountain range. I breathed in the fresh air hoping the great outdoors would do me some good. Life was hard at this moment in time. Like really really hard. I was in my early/mid-twenties and completely distraught over a life changing decision. To move forward in my relationship and get married, or, to end the relationship and enter back into singleness. Deep in my heart, I knew what I had to do. I knew I couldn’t continue the relationship out of fear and/or desperation. I knew I couldn’t get married out of the fear that thisFull Post

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November 1, 2016
6 Ideas on How to Live Your Single Years Well

WATCH VIDEO It’s time for us as single girls to recognize that singleness isn’t a season to “endure” until marriage, but a season to serve God to the best of our ability. Here are 6 ideas on how to live your single years well: 1. Don’t Complain 2. Speak Words of Gratitude 3. Get Outside of Yourself 4. Get the Bigger Picture 5. Surround Yourself With Young and Old 6. Commit to Growing That’s a wrap. Six ideas on how to live your single years well. Which one of the six areas would you like to commit to improving? Share your thoughts in the comments below. WATCH VIDEO 

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October 7, 2016
The One Thing You Desperately Need in a Future Husband (FREE GIVEAWAY)

The moment his piercing blue eyes glanced in my direction my heart melted into a pile of serious infatuation. This guy was everything I’d ever dreamed of and then some. He was handsome with an extra dose of Hollywood swag. In my mind, I had us happily married and imagined myself as the luckiest girl on planet earth. My entire future happiness and marital bliss were being based off one thing…my physical attraction to “Mr. Hollywood” himself. I knew nothing (literally nothing) about this guy, except for his looks. Long story short, I ended up meeting and getting to know Mr. Hollywood and the two of us developed aFull Post

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September 21, 2016
6 Guys You Shouldn’t Date, Court, or Marry

WATCH VIDEO  Over the years, we’ve learned very quickly that there are some Christian guys who would make great husbands, and some who would not. Life is too short to spend it married to someone whose heart isn’t totally turned towards God. There isn’t time to settle for a guy out of hopelessness, desperation or just plain emotional want. Here are the 6 types of guys we personally would never recommend for you to date, court, or marry. WATCH VIDEO 

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September 7, 2016
Why “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” Didn’t Ruin Our Lives

WATCH VLOG  Do you remember the popular relationships book from the 90’s called “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” by Joshua Harris? This book has sold over one million copies since its original release, and has always been a controversial book. However, just more recently, we’ve seen article after article from people saying that this book has totally ruined their lives. One man commented and said, “this book has ruined my marriage and it will never be the same!” Ruined your life? Ruined your marriage?? Those are bold statements. Having read the book ourselves over 15 years ago, and not experienced a ruined life as a result, we thought we’d tackleFull Post

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August 31, 2016
4 Must Know Truths for Single Girls Desiring Marriage

WATCH VIDEO Calling all the single girls! If you desire to get married some day (whether soon or in the far off future), this vlog was created especially for you. Being single can be hard at times…really hard. Especially if you’re hoping to get married sooner rather than later. In this vlog, we want to share with you 4 powerful truths that will help you live your single years well. These truths helped Kristen during her single years, and they are still helping Bethany as she waits on God’s timing for marriage. If you want to thrive during this season of your life, these 4 truths will help you doFull Post

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August 15, 2016
How Writing a Book about Sex Taught me the Secret to Love

When I took hold of the challenge to write a book about sex, and all the touchy subjects it touches, I had no idea I’d discover the secret to love. Sex illuminates the farthest corners of our hearts. It reveals the pain and the promise, our desire for more of everything we deeply want. Sex is the picture of Christ and His bride — too beautiful to behold — mysteriously expressed between a man and a woman. In marriage, sex is yada — or at least it should be.  Yada is the Hebrew word for “knew,” as in “Adam knew his wife Eve” and she conceived and bore a sonFull Post

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August 5, 2016
Why You Should Love a Guy’s Heart More than His Hairdo

I couldn’t stop looking at him. He was one of my favorite early crushes. This guy was one of my brother’s basketball teammates and I just loved watching him run up and down the court. At 12 years old I was enthralled with him. He put little sparkles in his gel so his hair slightly shimmered as he played basketball. Oh! I thought I was in love! I even secretly gave him the endearing nickname “sparkly.” There was only one problem. “Sparkly” and I had never talked. In fact, I don’t even think he knew I existed. I adored his shimmering hairdo, but had no idea who he reallyFull Post

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July 15, 2016
3 Effective Ways to Prepare for Marriage

Have you ever noticed how some married couples seem to display a real, genuine relationship with each other? Being a guy with child­like wonder, I’m naturally curious. Why does he treat her with love, kindness, and care? Why does she respect, honor, and follow him? As single Christian guys and girls, we should be cultivating habits which are crucial for healthy marriages. Here are three effective ways the Lord has shown me to prepare for marriage during these single years. 1. View Marriage In Light of Eternity Many of us will focus on many of the practical details of preparing for an earthly marriage that we often lose sight ofFull Post

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July 13, 2016
Advice for Single Girls on How to Prepare for Marriage

WATCH VIDEO The two of us used to think that getting married would automatically transform us into “princess perfects.” We thought that, somehow, our flaws and sinful hearts would disappear into the background while we loved our husbands selflessly. Riiiight. If you’ve ever thought the same thing, this vlog is for you. Although Kristen has only been married for 5 years, she has learned a lot about marriage and true love and is sharing her insights on today’s vlog. If you’re a single girl in need of some advice on how to prepare for marriage, you’ll love today’s video. WATCH VIDEO

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June 20, 2016
15 Fun Ideas to Help You Deepen Your Relationships

Ever since Zack and I got married (5 years ago!), we have always made it a huge priority to have a special date night once a week. To keep things interesting, we’ve always taken turns planning the activity. We decided that he would plan the first and third Friday nights of the month, and I would plan the second and fourth. After several months of planning my turn for date nights, I was running low on new and exciting ideas. I had exhausted my internet research and couldn’t find anything new. There were some great Christian movies out, so I decided to rent one and keep the date night relaxing and simple.Full Post

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June 10, 2016
Single Girl Don’t Waste Your Life Waiting for Marriage

As a young teen I never would have guessed that my season of singleness would have lasted as long as it has. I truly thought that by 27 I would be married. Surely! I thought I’d probably even have two or three kids by now as well. But, single? That wasn’t even on my radar. I realize that many of you are in the exact same position as myself. You’re single and you have no idea when, or if, marriage will be in your future. I get it. I get the singleness. I get the struggles. I get the longing for marriage. I get the wondering if you’ll beFull Post

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May 23, 2016
When Reality Hit Me on My Honeymoon

“Babe, I have a great idea…” Zack said enthusiastically. “I want to plan our entire honeymoon by myself and completely surprise you!” With a shocked face and raised eyebrows, I smiled at my handsome fiance and asked, “Seriously? You want to surprise me and plan our entire honeymoon on your own?” “Yes!” Zack responded confidently. “You don’t have to worry about a thing. I’ve totally got this,” he added with a wink. With four months left until our wedding day, it was honestly a huge relief for me to remove the honeymoon planning from my to-do list. Before I knew it, the time had finally arrived and I foundFull Post

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May 17, 2016
Celebrate! Girl Defined is Here!

We are so excited to announce that Girl Defined: God’s Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity officially launched today!!! Today is a day of celebration. A day to celebrate all that God has done and is going to do. We are in awe of His incredible grace and mercy in our lives and this book is a testimony of His faithfulness. Our prayer is that this book will show you God’s incredible design for the girl and help you see that God defined femininity is an amazing and beautiful thing. We’re inviting you to join us on a liberating journey toward a radically better vision for femininity. OneFull Post

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May 13, 2016
Should Christian Girls Date Non-Christian Guys?

Back in high school, I remember walking out of Walmart and finding a secret “love note” stuck to my windshield. It was from none other than the Walmart parking lot cart guy himself! After weeks of catching him stare at me every time I pulled up, he finally (cleverly) spilled his interest in me. He invited me to join him on a romantic date to Chili’s *ahem* the following Tuesday. Well…long story short, I didn’t go. That marked the beginning and end of my Walmart romance. He seemed like a nice guy and all, I just wasn’t interested in dating around. But the bigger reason I said no wasFull Post

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May 2, 2016
Is It Okay to Date a Guy Who Isn’t a Virgin?

I’ll never forget the day I found out the guy I was in a relationship with was not a virgin. I felt like I’d been punched in the gut. I was so in love with him and never fathomed this would be a part of our future together. After I heard the news, I needed time to process it. I needed time to pray. I needed to search my heart and figure out if this was something I was willing to accept. After a lot of prayer and discussion, I came to the conclusion that I was willing and able to move forward in the relationship. Here are aFull Post

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April 27, 2016
What a Single Guy Taught Me About Marriage

The other day I was hanging out with a group of solid Christian friends. We were chatting about life, catching up, and just having a great time. During our time out together, we had some great conversations about dating, romance, courtship and singleness. We went around in a circle and shared our thoughts on those topics. We answered questions like…Would we date? Court? How are we currently preparing for marriage? Etc. One of the single guys shared something that I found really encouraging and inspiring. I thought I would share it with you gals to encourage you and challenge you as well. In a condensed version, here’s what he said:Full Post

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April 15, 2016
10 Signs He’s Not the One for You

Most of you know that I’m married to an amazing guy named Zack. Throughout the course of our 10 month courtship, it became really clear that he was the man for me. There were specific signs I was looking for in his character, actions, words, worldview, and spiritual genuineness that helped me (and my family) determine whether he was “the one” or not. Obviously, Zack did turn out to be the one. All in, Zack had numerous signs of being a godly, mature, and faithful guy. However, not every guy that came into my life prior to Zack passed the test. In fact, there were some guys that hadFull Post

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April 6, 2016
How My Selfishness in Marriage Ruined My Satisfaction

My husband and I recently celebrated two years of marriage. Yes, that’s not a long time compared to some, however God has taught me a lot. Let me just say this upfront – life doesn’t get easier when you get married. I’m sorry single friends…life doesn’t magically get easier with a man by your side (even if he’s amazing). After marriage, I realized how truly selfish and sinful I can be. I used to think it was extremely odd when I heard about people divorcing after two years. Then I got married and realized how selfishness can easily lead down a devastating road. As I allowed “my personal rights”Full Post

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March 29, 2016
How to Find True Joy and Contentment as a Single Girl (Video)

WATCH VIDEO HERE I get it girls. I understand the fear, worry, discontentment and discouragement that can often times accompany our “single status.” I admit that I don’t have this whole “contentment” thing down pat. There are moments where I definitely struggle. I struggle to trust. I struggle to remain joyful. I struggle keep my eyes focused on the One who has the plan. Despite the fact that my desire to get married is currently unfulfilled, I’ve found something that has radically transformed my life. I’ve realized that true joy and contentment isn’t reserved for the super godly or hyper spiritual. True joy and contentment is available for eachFull Post

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March 28, 2016
How Modesty, Romance, and Femininity Relate to the Gospel

“Instead of wasting time on topics like modesty and romance…why don’t you keep the focus on the gospel? Your Christian blog should be all about loving Jesus.” Several girls have written that type of email to us here at GirlDefined Ministries asking why we waste time writing about “secondary” issues rather than keeping the focus on the gospel. They’ve expressed disappointment that we take time to write about “minor” issues like modesty, romance, and femininity. I think it’s time to answer their questions. Why do we take time to write about topics like modesty, romance and femininity? I mean, as Christian girls, shouldn’t we just focus on loving JesusFull Post

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March 7, 2016
Start Preparing For Your Future Marriage

Let’s say that you’re at a time in your life where you could be in a relationship that leads to marriage. What are you doing to prepare for that role? It is an important stage in your life and you will probably (with God’s hand) be married for the rest of your life. But if we are headed for such a huge blessing and responsibility, then what are we to do to prepare for that? What knowledge should we pursue? What tips should we acquire? When I was younger my parents taught me that marriage was a big deal. It’s not just your wedding day that marks a significantFull Post

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February 19, 2016
Why I Didn’t Fall in Love with My Husband

I still remember the moment I laid eyes on him. He was sitting 8 rows in front of me. His strong arms, wavy brown hair, and tall physique caught my attention immediately. I didn’t know who he was or where he came from, but my stomach was churning with butterflies. He was good looking, tall, and attending the same Christian conference I was attending. He had to be a great Christian guy (right??)! We finally met the during the last night of the conference, right after the closing ceremonies. My heart almost leaped out of my chest when I found how close we lived to one another, and howFull Post

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February 12, 2016
A Single Guy’s Perspective on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to know how a Christian single guy handles this holiday. Is he sad? Depressed? Happy? Mad? I wanted the inside scoop! Thankfully, I was able to squeeze in a quick interview with a guy friend of mine. I came up with a few questions, sent them his way, and this is what he had to say. Be prepared to be encouraged and challenged all at the same time. Q: How do you handle Valentine’s Day? A: Sometimes Valentine’s Day stinks. On the day when it seems like every other person I know has that “special someone” in their life, there I sit,Full Post

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February 10, 2016
5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married

The first six months of my marriage were some of the most eye opening months of my life. Up until that point I thought being a wife and a help-mate was easy business. I felt fully prepared for my role as a wife. Major delusion. After six months of marriage I realized how utterly unprepared I was in certain areas. To be honest, there were five things I wish I had known before I got married. If you’re a single girl and are hoping to get married some day, this advice is for you. 1. Your Relationship with God is the KEY to Being a Happy Wife. I hadFull Post

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January 11, 2016
The Suffering Single

“Will he ever come along?” “Will she ever show up?” These are common questions young singles ask when no relationship materializes – or at least none that resulted in marriage. Why does a loving God allow us to experience this loneliness? Why do we have this longing for a relationship at all? Deep down, we all have a desire to love and to be loved.   Make no mistake; these are God given desires. There are two great commandments: love the Lord your God, and love your neighbor as yourself (Luke 10:27). As great as they are, there is no way for us to keep them in and of ourselves.Full Post

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January 3, 2016
6 Resolutions For A Better Single Life This Year

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve seen several trending blog posts pop up on my social media feed with titles like, “10 Ways to Make Your Marriage Thrive This Year.” Or “4 Steps to Become a Better Wife This Year.” I see those blogs posts and I love them. I love that married men and women are working on their marriages and striving to make this year better than the last. To be totally honest, I’ve even read some of these blogs and they’re really good! They’ve given me some great things to work on and goals to shoot for (even as a single). Just yesterday I sawFull Post

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December 21, 2015
The End Goal For a Single Gal Shouldn’t Be Marriage

Like most girls, I have dreamed of the day I will unite in covenant marriage with the man God has for me. Since my mid-teens, I have eagerly anticipated the beautiful sanctification that comes through marriage. The unconditional love. Submission. Dying to self for the sake of one another. Examples that are a testimony and a light to the world. A reflection of the light of Christ in the reflection of holy union. But what about now? When I’m still single? The waiting can be frustrating. I often get so caught up in the desire to glorify God through marriage that I forget that marriage is not the endFull Post

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December 10, 2015
What to do When You’re Not Getting a Kiss Under the Mistletoe

The cold weather. The beautiful lights. The white snow. The music. The traditions. The feelings of warmth and love. The gifts. The Christmas season. I don’t know about you, but when the Christmas season rolls around, I get in a sentimental, sweet, and special sort of mood. I soak up my time spent with friends and family and treasure every special tradition we celebrate during the December month. One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is…wait for it…the Christmas music. I absolutely L-O-V-E Christmas music. I admit, I’m guilty. I break all the rules. I started listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving this year. I just can’tFull Post

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November 20, 2015
How to Know God in an Up Close and Personal Way

Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard a “Christiany” statement like this: “It’s all about having a personal relationship with God.” Or, “All you need is a little more God in your life.” Or, “Just spend more time with God and you’ll be fine.” I’ve heard all of those statements over the years and I’m guessing you have too. These statements sound helpful – and they are true to an extent – but honestly, they’re not really that helpful at all. Standalone statements like these always left me scratching my head wondering what that actually looks like in real life. As Christians, we know having a personal relationship withFull Post

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November 16, 2015
Should a Christian Girl Date or Court a Guy Who Struggles With Porn?

Megan met Josh through a young adults group at her church and had been going out with him for several weeks. One evening while having coffee with Josh, he confessed to her that he currently struggles with pornography and is trying really hard to stop. Megan wasn’t sure how to process this shocking information and went home with a conflicted heart. She hated the thought of Josh viewing pornography, but didn’t know if it was a big enough deal to end the relationship. What would you do if you were Megan? How harmful is pornography to a developing relationship? Is it wise for a single girl to date or courtFull Post

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November 1, 2015
From a Bad Romance to Finally Finding True Love

Our world often portrays singleness as a condition of loneliness, doomed to the unfortunate. I struggled with this for years. At one point in my life, “singleness” clouded my true identity with thoughts like…“since I’m not in a relationship, something must be wrong with me.” I allowed my relationship status to determine my value and worth. We, as Christian girls, are constantly reminded through music, movies, tv shows, commercials holidays and even our friends that we are missing out. We consequently develop an unhealthy desire to be in a relationship because of what we see and what we hear. We begin to glorify a “relationship” as our ultimate goalFull Post

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October 16, 2015
The Pros and Cons of Online Dating from a Christian Girl’s Perspective

With technology continually on the rise and dating sites becoming much more of the norm, I think we should do ourselves a favor and dig into the topic of online dating. I have to be honest with you though, I’ve been avoiding the “online dating” topic like the plague. Why? Because I have several really close friends, that I greatly admire, who stand on the opposite side of the spectrum. Some friends love online dating to pieces and some can’t hate it enough. There are also great Christian ministries (that I highly respect) who hold very different views. On one hand there’s Leslie Ludy who is totally against itFull Post

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September 18, 2015
What a Girl in a Green Dress Taught Me about Friendship

A few months ago I was with my three younger sisters enjoying a chocolate latte at our favorite local coffee shop. We were laughing, chatting, and sharing the latest in our lives. Then I spotted a girl in the most adorable dress walking by the window. “Whoa! Check out that adorable, green, sparkly dress.” I interrupted my sisters to point out the amazing piece of fashion in my view. As I expected, they let out squeals of delight and stared shamelessly at the beautiful (and surprisingly modest) green, sparkly dress. The Real Show Stopper What caught our attention next captivated us even more than the dress. This adorable girlFull Post

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July 8, 2015
How Setting Up Boundaries Saved My Virginity

My romantic feelings were intense towards him. I’m typically a clear thinker, but my brain cells had turned instantly cloudy. I had no idea how quickly common sense could abandon my sense of reason. I was in love and on my way to marrying the man of my dreams. During my relationship and “dateship” with Zack (read more on that here), I experienced emotions, desires, urges, and temptations like I had never experienced before. I never knew how intense my desire for physical touch was until I was in a relationship with a guy that I really wanted to touch. I longed for physical contact. I longed to beFull Post

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June 29, 2015
Keeping Marriage Straight: Why the Bible Never Recognizes “Gay Marriage”

We live in a country where marriage has now been officially redefined and legalized to include “any two people who love each other, regardless of gender.” However, our Supreme Court can’t redefine what they didn’t create. Sure, they can change the laws and give legal recognition to same-sex couples, but that doesn’t make it real marriage. In God’s eyes, they are not truly married. They can’t be. The very first verse in the entire Bible tells us exactly who the author and creator of marriage is. He was the only one on the scene when it happened. “In the beginning God… (Genesis 1:1 emphasis added).” Did you catch that?Full Post

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June 1, 2015
True Love: What it is and What it isn’t

James and Bridget were approaching their four year marriage anniversary when Bridget suddenly filed for a divorce. Things had become rocky within the first year of marriage and neither one did much to help the situation. Shortly before filing for a divorce, one of Bridget’s friends tried to convince her to stay in the marriage and work things out. “I just can’t do this anymore.” Bridget said with a stern face. “And honestly, I don’t really love James anymore. The love we had when we got married dissolved a long time ago.” Jessica was a recent high school graduate and was trying her hardest to get out of herFull Post

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May 29, 2015
3 Ideas for How to Have True and Lasting Friendships

A few nights ago I was with my three younger sisters enjoying a chocolate latte at our favorite local coffee shop. We were laughing, chatting, and sharing the latest in our lives. Then I spotted a girl in the most adorable dress walking by the window. “Whoa! Check out that adorable, green, sparkly dress.” I interrupted my sisters to point out the amazing piece of fashion in my view. As I expected, they let out squeals of delight and stared shamelessly at the beautiful (and thankfully modest) green, sparkly dress. The Real Show Stopper What caught our attention next captivated us even more than the dress. This adorable girlFull Post

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May 22, 2015
5 Signs You’re Not Ready for Marriage Yet

Before I got married, I remember people telling me things like, “Marriage is awesome, but it’s also a lot of work.” Or, “Marriage is a wonderful institution, but you’ll be challenged like never before.” Or, “Getting married is the most amazing thing on earth, but…you’ll also uncover new levels of selfishness in your heart that you didn’t know existed.” Well…as I look back on the past 4 years of my marriage to Zack, I realize that all of those statements are correct. Marriage is an incredible blessing from God, but it’s also one of the most “sanctifying” experiences I’ve ever had in my life. If there’s anything I’ve learnedFull Post

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May 11, 2015
Why I’ve Chosen my Sisters as my Very Best Friends

Late(ish) last night my three younger sisters and myself loaded into the car and headed to one of our favorite local coffee shops. We laughed, we talked, we sang, and we tried not to annoy each other on the car ride down. Going out for coffee on a Saturday night, with my three younger sisters, is one of my favorite things to do. Those girls (even though two of them are several years younger than me) are truly my bestest friends and my top choice for people I want to chill with and have a good time with. To be totally honest I haven’t always felt this way aboutFull Post

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May 4, 2015
From a Guy: Finding Satisfaction During Singleness

Like many of you girls, there lies a deep desire within me to someday have that person who will read my mind, get my sense of humor, and be there to share all of the wonderful experiences life has to offer. There is something deep inside of me that longs to be accepted and loved. Something that thinks this person will fulfill what I so desperately crave. I don’t know, for some reason there is a part of me that believes once I find this person I will be oh-so-happy. But guess what? I’m not there yet. I haven’t found that person. Like many of you, I am notFull Post

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April 20, 2015
10 Ideas on How to do Your Single Years Well

I sat on my bed, the tears flowing. I’d done it again, interacted with a nice guy and wondered if it was “him.” I got home and realized how incredibly ridiculous I had been. I felt like an utter failure at this being “content in the single years” thing. A failure at keeping my focus where it belonged. This could have been true of me two years ago or two months ago. Hello, my name is Moriah, I live in Illinois where it’s sometimes too cold and sometimes too hot. I have a wonderful family, a great church, and delightful friends. There are a lot of things that contributeFull Post

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April 17, 2015
Taking True Love into Your Romantic Relationships

Somehow she knew he was looking her way. She slowly glanced in his direction to find out. His handsome face smiled at her. Their eyes locked for several long seconds. She shyly smiled back. Invisible sparks flew as butterflies erupted in both of their stomachs. True love just hit the scene. Or did it? The word love comes in all shapes and sizes today. We, as a culture, use it in a casual moment after we bite into a hot slice of pizza, or a monumental moment as we stand at the altar on our wedding day. Love. Such a short, but powerful word. Most of us say theFull Post

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March 16, 2015
Turning Your “Husband Wish List” On Yourself

It was one of those winter days where you’re never quite warm enough, unless you’re curled up in a big bed with a soft blanket and a good book. I didn’t have anything else to do, so I pulled the covers all around me, and instead of a book, I chose my journal. I had been thinking a lot about character qualities that I would look for in a future husband, so I chose that as my topic, and began writing. In a sense, I was writing out my “husband wish list.” As I wrote, a realization struck me, and the words of a sermon by Andy Stanley cameFull Post

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February 27, 2015
Say Hello to our Big, Tall, Crazy Homeschooling Family

Today is a day for change. Instead of writing a usual topical blog post, I am writing a personal blog post. This a blog about my big, tall, mostly blonde family in the picture above. I want to take you inside my personal life and help you get to know us just a little bit better. Side note: You can see inside our personal lives on our family blog. Check it out for all the latest. Get to know who we are outside of GirlDefined. This is a picture of my immediate family. Two parents. Eight kids and two extras who married in. We are one tall, fun, crazy,Full Post

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February 25, 2015
How to Be Intentionally Available Without Chasing Boys

“Do you think there is a difference between chasing a boy and maturely showing interest in one?” -Rachel This question popped up after we posted a popular article called “When Girls Chase Boys They Don’t Get What They Want.” If you haven’t read it yet, you should! Check it out here, then come back and finish this blog. Back to Rachel. She asks a great question. I used to wrestle with this question myself. In fact, the conclusion I came to was instrumental during my early relationship with Zack. Is it possible to maturely initiate interest in a guy? Well, it depends on what we mean by the wordFull Post

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January 16, 2015
How to Handle Those Unexpected Single Years

Me: “Sooooo any new guy prospects in your life?” Kelly: “Nope, none in mine. What about you?” Me: “Are you kidding? I’m just as single as ever!” Kelly: “Well, at least we have each other.” Me: “No kidding. I’m glad I’m not the only single girl in town.” That is a typical conversation between me and my friend Kelly. We are both in our mid twenties and *I don’t want to say this* still single. Kelly and I have known each other for nearly our entire lives. Neither one of us would have ever guessed that we would both be in our mid twenties and still single. I alwaysFull Post

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November 14, 2014
Lost Virginity: Practical Help to Reclaim Your Future

Jana was new to youth group and seemed to have a built in magnet for every guy who met her. She was pretty, but very quiet, which instantly created intrigue and curiosity in all the guys who saw her. Her parents weren’t a fan of her having a boyfriend until she was older, so she didn’t take any of the guys too seriously. Until she met Nate. Nate was the youth pastor’s son and didn’t flock to her like the rest of the guys. This created curiosity and intrigue in Jana and she became secretly determined to add his attention to her list. Within a week they were friends.Full Post

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November 5, 2014
How to Have Godly Friendships with Guys

Interacting with guys on a regular basis is a normal part of life. Some girls go out of their way to make sure they get plenty of guy time in their life, while other girls awkwardly avoid contact with guys. Whether you feel natural and comfortable around guys or not, you need to learn what the right and biblical way to treat them is. I love what Leslie Ludy says about this topic, “It’s not more spiritual to act shy and insecure in a conversation with a guy. You can be friendly, outgoing, and confident toward any guy you meet. The key is to be God-honoring in the wayFull Post

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October 6, 2014
3 Amazing Benefits of Living at Home

As soon as I hit my senior year of high school I started getting the comments. “I bet you can’t wait to get out of your house.” “Once you graduate, move out and gain some independence!” “I love living on my own. There is so much freedom and no more parents telling you what to do. I totally recommend it.” To be honest, I liked living at home and didn’t really see a reason to move out. My friends were all moving out, going to college, and loving their newfound freedom. They couldn’t understand why I wanted to continue to live at home after my eighteenth birthday. Community, accountability,Full Post

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October 3, 2014
His Brain Injury Didn’t Stop True Love

They were young and in love. Their entire future was ahead of them. Everything seemed magical in their lives and he couldn’t wait to propose to her. He began ring shopping with great excitement and imagined the moment he would slip the diamond onto her finger. Suddenly, without any warning, something drastic changed their lives forever. It was a normal day for this young couple just like any other day. He headed to his car without a clue that this would be the last day he would walk or talk for a very long time. He merged onto the highway like he always did, but this time things wouldn’tFull Post

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September 1, 2014
Brave Girls Needed! Will You Share the Gospel?

I walked down to the school bus stop and waited to pick up the kids I was nannying. I noticed there was a new girl waiting to pick up kids as well. I introduced myself and found out she was from Europe and worked directly across the street from me also as a nanny. Sara and I soon built a sweet friendship. I introduced her to my family, and she became a regular guest in our house. She was even invited to spend Christmas with us! A Big Opportunity As time went on, I realized that Sara did not believe in Jesus as her personal Savior. Sara didn’t knowFull Post

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August 18, 2014
Why Committed Girls Win in the End

“Do you have a boyfriend?” One girl asked her friend as they bagged my groceries. “Yeah, I do…but I still keep my eyes open.” She said winking at her friend. My ears perked up when she said that. Since I blog for GirlDefined, I’m always interested in hearing what teenage girls think about life. “My boyfriend is great,” she continued, “but I’m not gonna lie – there are a lot of really cute guys that work here too.” The two girls giggled. “I have a lot of crushes on the side.” I walked away thinking about their conversation and had a feeling it would make it into one ofFull Post

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August 14, 2014
Help for the Crush-Obsessed Girl

It’s 7:00pm and the varsity guy’s basketball team is running onto the court. I have a front row seat in the bleachers when I set eyes on him. Tall, blue eyes, good-looking, extremely athletic – how was a girl supposed to resist crushing on this guy?? Our eyes met during the game while he was shooting free throws (and I was sitting strategically behind the goal). Sparks flew. He slipped a dozen more glances at me throughout the game and I was toast. He casually made his way over to me after the game and introduced himself. We chatted for a few minutes before his coach called him awayFull Post

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August 1, 2014
Letting Go of the Guy

I was recently in a very serious relationship with a young man, praying over the possibility of getting married. After long hours of praying, fasting, and more praying, God made His will known. Although the answer wasn’t what I had originally hoped for, I surrendered my dreams of marriage to God and ended the relationship. Letting go of the guy wasn’t easy.  If you have ever been in a break-up, ended courtship, broken engagement, etc., you know just how hard ending a relationship can be. When I started this relationship, I wanted to get married very badly and didn’t want anyone or anything to get in my way. Thankfully,Full Post

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July 21, 2014
Should Christian Girls Kiss Before Marriage?

I’m just going to be honest from the get-go. I’m twenty-five years old, I’ve been in two serious relationships, and I’ve never kissed a guy. It’s not because I think kissing is gross, or that I’ve never wanted to kiss. The fact is, I’m saving my very first kiss for my future husband on the day of our wedding. Kissing is totally the norm. In a day and age where kissing is the norm for elementary schoolers and losing your virginity in, or by high school is expected, it seems absurd and ridiculous that anyone would possibly save their first kiss for marriage. I’m totally aware of the factFull Post

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July 18, 2014
4 Dangers of a Secret Romance

Lindsey turned out the lights and quietly opened up her computer. Her parents thought she was turning in for the night, but for Lindsey, things were just getting started. She quickly logged into Facebook and grinned as she saw Bryan’s name pop up in the chat. Lindsey saw the words, “Hey hottie.” appear in a message from Bryan. “I’ve been looking forward to this all day.” Lindsey’s heart started pounding a little bit harder. “Ohhh, really?” She replied. “I guess I have been too…” She teased. “So…you think I’m hot, huh?” The conversation went on like this for three hours. Lindsey and Bryan met each other at a ChristianFull Post

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June 30, 2014
2 Things I Look for in a Girl (From a Guy)

You’ve heard the question asked. Your brothers, your friends, and your cousins have all had this question posed to them (or will eventually). It sometimes causes a sudden shuffling of the feet and anxious stares out the window. It’s the question which will never get exactly the same response: “What are you looking for in a wife?” If you feel like the answers could be limitless… join the club! There are some obvious answers (especially for a Christian guy) like, “I want her to love the Lord with all her heart,” “I want her to be a Proverbs 31 woman” and on down the line. But today I wantFull Post

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June 23, 2014
Don’t You Have a Life?

Hi! I guess I should introduce myself to you beautiful people. My name is Lisa Hallahan, I am the daughter to two wonderful parents and the oldest sister (but second born) to 6 amazing siblings! We live on a 20 acre ranch in Montana and have plenty of animals, plenty of laughs, and like everyone else, we have had our share of trials as well. We own and operate a web design business from home and our finances are never stable.  My dad is mentally disabled, but loved and cared for by my mom and loving kids. Mom is the CEO, Sales Manager, Home-school Teacher, Counselor, Chef, Ranch operator, andFull Post

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June 16, 2014
Join the Seven-Day Mom and Dad Prayer Challenge

Jenna stomped up the stairs and slammed her bedroom door. This was the third blow-up in one week. Jenna and her mom weren’t mortal enemies, but they weren’t best friends. Let’s just say they tolerated one another. This sneak peak into Jenna’s life is one small example of what many of you are dealing with. Last week on the girl defined blog and lies young women believe blog I wrote about loving your dad when he doesn’t deserve it. Many of you commented saying that you struggle to love both your dad and your mom. Here are a few of the words I picked out from your comments: bitterness,Full Post

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June 13, 2014
How To Love Your Dad When He Doesn’t Deserve It

Gabbi walked into the church doors with tears in her eyes. I put my arms around her and asked what was wrong. She tearfully explained that ever since her family had moved, she felt like everything had changed. Her dad, who used to play with her, read to her, spend time with her, and take her on dates, now seemed to have no more time. His new job was all consuming, and Gabbi felt like she was no longer on his list of cares. Not to mention the new move seemed to stir up loads of conflict among everyone in the family. Gabbi’s tears now flowed from the painFull Post

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June 9, 2014
Happily Ever After with His Wife’s Last Name

My younger sister, Ellissa, was sitting in Starbucks recently when she overheard a conversation by two of the baristas. It went like this: Guy #1 “When I get married, I’m going to take on my wife’s last name because it’s more socially acceptable.” Guy #2 “Really?” Guy #1 “Yeah! It’s more socially acceptable these days.” Wow! What a conversation. I was aware of modern girls saying “no” to the name change, but I didn’t realize that guys were okay with taking on their wife’s last name. That was news to me. Thankfully one of my favorite authors has already tackled the tough topic of why it’s crucial to sayFull Post

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May 23, 2014
Godly Guys Have These 4 Things in Common

“He’s one of the cutest guys I know! I seriously have a major crush on him.” It was 3 am and the conversation was just getting good. “Yeah, Caleb is good looking alright, but his older brother, Josh, has him totally beat!” We giggled like little girls. “Would you marry Josh if you could?” I asked my friend with a wink. Without hesitation her words bursted out, “In a heartbeat! I would marry that guy tomorrow if he asked me. He’s perfect!” This was me at fourteen years old pulling an all-nighter with one of my good friends. Like most girls, we loved talking about our latest crushes andFull Post

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May 7, 2014
Will Marriage Turn Me Into Princess Perfect?

As a little girl I thought that meeting Prince Charming, falling in love, and living happily ever was (basically) the entire point of being a woman. Not being married by at least nineteen would have been a disaster in my little girl mind. Fast forward a chunk of years and – surprise surprise – I’m not married. Nineteen is long gone and the husband is nowhere to be found. Not Prepared. Looking back I realize that at eighteen-to-nineteenish years old, I was absolutely not prepared for marriage. I thought I was prepared, but looking back, I wasn’t. I (100%) bought into the lie that no matter what my characterFull Post

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February 14, 2013
Confessions of a Single Girl

It’s Valentine’s Day and romance is in the air. If you had asked me when I was twelve years old what I would be doing at twenty-four years old, I would have never said, “still single.” As a little girl I thought that meeting prince charming, falling in love, and living happily ever after was (basically) the entire point of being a woman. In my little girl mind, not being married by at least age 19 would have been in a disaster. Could there be more to life than romance? As the years have passed, I’ve spent countless hours reading and studying God’s plan for this season of myFull Post

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June 29, 2012
Calling all the Single Ladies

Have you ever had one of those AH-HA moments in your life? I had one of those last week as I was talking to a friend about her recent broken engagement. She shared her heartache with me, but also the hope of knowing that God is sovereign and He does have a plan for her life. God knew her engagement would be broken and still allowed her to go through it for a very specific reason. Although she may not understand why, she is choosing to trust God and praise Him through this storm. She went on to explain to me how she is grateful that God is givingFull Post

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March 28, 2012
Praying for Your Future Husband (Video)

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March 19, 2012
I’m Just not Attracted to Him

“I am just not attracted to him…” Have you ever said those words about a guy before? Do you know a guy who is really awesome in every way (he loves the Lord, is Godly, kind, desires to grow, etc.), but you are just not attracted to his outward appearance? I have been there and know exactly what that feels like. Over the past few months God has been teaching me some “hard truths” about the reality of my own heart and motives in the way I view certain guys. I want to share with you what the word “attraction” has meant to me in the past and whatFull Post

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October 30, 2010
Kristen’s Love Story – Part 2

November 14, 2010: There have been some very exciting things happening in my life over the past several weeks! I’ve been meaning to write a blog about it for a while and am finally getting around to it. There’s no need to beat around the bush, so I’ll just come right out and say it. Several weeks ago, on October 27th, the love of my life asked me to be his wife! I still can’t believe it. I am actually getting married. I’ve been praying for my man for a while.  I have been praying for my future husband since I was fifteen years old and have been curiouslyFull Post

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July 10, 2010
Kristen’s Love Story – Meet the Bride and Groom

Meet the Bride and Groom. This is the information about Zack and me that was writen on our wedding website. The Bride – Kristen Clark (Former Baird) I was born and raised here in the beautiful city of San Antonio. I am the second oldest of eight children and have had the blessing of being home schooled my entire life. Being from a large family has always been a blast for me! There is never a dull moment in the Baird house. My parents love having people over, so growing up I have enjoyed the company and fellowship of many wonderful friends and families. I am grateful to GodFull Post

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June 20, 2010
Kristen’s Love Story – Part 1

It was a warm afternoon in May of the year 2006 when I laid eyes on Zack Clark for the very first time. Being a rather tall girl myself, I had a special eye open for any guy that exceeded me in height. My family was attending a Christian family conference near Dallas, Texas. Little did I know that this is where I would see my future husband for the very first time. I remember the exact moment when I noticed him. He was sitting about ten rows in front of me with his family as we all listened to one of the conference speakers. I immediately noticed his heightFull Post

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