Life After a Break-Up

Sharon Dating, Suffering 8 Comments

Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine about how tough break-ups can be. She is single and I am married, and over the years we’ve both had friends who have become hardened towards men as a result of bad break-ups. We also have friends who have become wounded and insecure because of the rejections they’ve experienced. Since that …

Why Pick-up Lines Almost Never Work

Sharon Dating, Evangelism 5 Comments

I should have mentioned this sooner but I’m actually out of the country right now, which is why I’ve been posting a number of re-runs from the past. The following post was written over 3 years ago and, as will be quite obvious from the context, before I met my husband. It made my smile to read it again! Today …

Best of She Worships: Sleeping Over

Sharon Dating, Purity, Self-control, Sex 2 Comments

Another one of the most popular blogs I’ve posted was called “Sleeping Over: The Latest Trend in Christian Sketchiness.” This particular post has garnered a lot of attention because it addresses a widespread practice that is rarely discussed by Christian teachers. While some people have disagreed with my stance, I have to say that my experience in the last six …

5 Myths About Cohabitation

Sharon Dating, Marriage, Purity, Sex 3 Comments

The other day I ran across some interesting research on cohabitation that reveals a funny discrepancy between our culture’s beliefs about family and the reality of American families: While countless studies indicate that cohabitation is undeniably detrimental to marriage, nearly half of Americans believe cohabitation is actually good for marriage and reduces the risk of divorce. (USA Today/Gallup Poll) To …

Female Chauvinists part 2

Sharon Dating, Friendships, Relationships 0 Comments

 In my last post I explored the thinking behind women who would rather hang out with men than women. As the logic goes, women are too dramatic, emotional, boring, etc. For this and many other reasons, “low maintenance women” don’t want to put up with their “high maintenance” counter-parts. As I concluded in the last post, this mindset has some …

“God Told Me To”

Sharon Dating, Discipleship, Marriage 2 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I always get a little wary when someone states that “God told them” to do something. I wanna ask, “Wait a minute, what do you mean God told you? Did He send an angel to you in the night? Did you audibly hear His voice?” All the while thinking, “I don’t think God told …

What Does It Mean To Be “Single?”

Sharon Dating, Relationships, Singleness 6 Comments

When I was a college minister I had the following interaction with both male and female students on a very frequent basis: Emily has been dating a guy for a number of years and they’re really serious. She thinks she’s going to marry him and they have their entire future planned out around one another. But one day Emily’s boyfriend …