All in Relationships

A Father to the Fatherless - For Those Struggling on Father’s Day

This post goes out to anyone who finds father’s day hard to endure.  Whether you never knew your father, he abandoned you, you have a rocky relationship, or he’s passed away - know that this day doesn’t have to be painful. 

My dad passed away unexpectedly when I was in high school.  It was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life and though I was blessed with a great father, I know the void that comes with not having one in your life.‬ ‭Bottom line - it hurts. Emotions can range from rejection to confusion. If you’re dad’s not around you may wonder “Why doesn’t he stick around?” or “Why am I not enough for Him?”…

Singleness - How I’ve Learned to Enjoy it Instead of Endure It

Singleness is NOT something to be endured. But I know it feels like it sometimes. If you’re single, I’m right here with you. I haven’t been in a relationship in 6 years. I’ve gone on dates here and there, wasted time on some foolishness, but I’m still waiting to meet God’s best for me. I know what’s it like to feel like a second class citizen, to avoid social media on Valentine’s Day, and be less than happy when someone else gets engaged because it’s not me. It’s been a journey but the biggest lesson I’ve learned is this: Singleness is something to be enjoyed. This wait has been...

Are You Starving Yourself Spiritually?

Starvation can be defined as suffering severely from hunger.

We recognize physical hunger by physical symptoms such as a growling stomach or headache, and emotional signs such as anger and irritability. We can recognize spiritual hunger in the same way.

I was talking with a friend the other day at small group. We were discussing how our week was going and sharing our prayer requests. She began telling me that she needed prayer for discipline

When Things Fall Apart

They say hindsight is 20/20 and the older I get the more I find that to be true. I look back at my life, decisions and circumstances, and I'm amazed at how far God has brought me. A year ago my life looked drastically different in a number of ways. For one thing, I was head over heels in love with a guy I couldn't imagine my life without.

I prayed for things to work out between us, but they continued to fall apart. As I look back on those earnest prayers to God to save the relationship I'm a so grateful the answer was no.

Why I’m Grateful to be Single

I don’t know about you but it seems like everyone around me is getting married. That's probably an exaggeration, but it definitely feels that way. With every scroll through my Facebook feed and invitation in the mail, I can’t help but wonder when it will be my turn.

Here’s a little background information on my love life. Prior to becoming a Christian, I was the girl who always had a boyfriend. Looking back, it’s not something I’m proud of, but it’s the truth. I liked having someone around to fill the void of loneliness.