The Case for Early Marriage

Sharon Dating, Marriage, Sex 4 Comments

Well my wedding is now 2 days away, which means this is officially my last post until after the honeymoon! I will hopefully have a guest blogger posting while I am gone, so you can check back for that. In the mean time, I thought I would touch on a topic that is at the forefront of my mind: marriage. …

Equally Yoked?

Sharon Dating, Relationships, Spiritual leadership 5 Comments

What is spiritual leadership? This is a question about which there has been a great deal of confusion among Christians. Scripture teaches that we are to date and marry men who are spiritual leaders (1 Cor. 11:3), and Scripture also teaches us to date and marry men with whom we are equally yoked (2. Cor. 6:14).* The problem is that …

Intimacy By Convenience

Sharon Dating, Marriage, Relationships 2 Comments

This weekend my family is headed down to Florida to celebrate the 4th of July. My parents have a place down there, but it’s very small with only one bedroom, so usually I just stay on the sleeper couch and we all fit in just fine. However, the sleeping dynamic has gotten a little tricky now that I’m engaged. As …

Pre-engagement Counseling: Wise or Weird?

Sharon Dating, Marriage, Singleness 13 Comments

This past weekend my fiancé and I attended a retreat for engaged couples who are preparing for marriage. At the beginning of the weekend we were presented with information about our culture’s stance toward marriage, and we heard one statistic that I found particularly compelling: 90% of American young people believe that premarital counseling is a good thing to do, …

Why are all the godly men married?

Sharon Dating, Singleness 8 Comments

As a single woman, I remember going to Christian concerts or conferences or seminars in which I would watch a young, good looking guy on stage who seemed so in love with the Lord, and so passionate and articulate about his faith, that it made my heart flutter. THAT was the guy for me! I just knew we were supposed …

Recovering Chivalry

Sharon Dating, Relationships 2 Comments

Today’s blog was originally posted almost a year ago when Ike and I first started dating. The reason I am posting it now is that Ike’s method of courtship was the primary inspiration behind this blog, but I did not/could not reveal it at the time. When I wrote that there were “2 signs” that God was using to teach …

“He’s Mine!”: Part 3

Sharon Dating, Marriage, Relationships, Sex 1 Comment

The following post concludes a 3 part blog series about diagnosing whether you are a possessive women. (And the picture to the left has nothing to do with today’s topic per se. I just thought it was awesome. If you try and take that girl’s dolls she’s gonna bite your hand off!) Part 3: You’re possessive about your boyfriend When …