• I'm a Single Christian and I'm Not Intentionally Preparing for Marriage: Here's Why | Christian Dating | Preparing for Marriage | Christian Women | Single Christian | Following God | God's Plan | justbeautifullyhonest.com
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    I’m a single Christian, and I’m not intentionally preparing for marriage

      Want to hear this post straight from me? Click the link above!   I’ve been thinking a lot recently about why marriage seems to be such an idol for singles in the Christian community.   Certainly, people outside of the Christian faith desire to get married, but there seems to be almost a need, a desperate desire, and a panic to avoid singleness within the church. If you’ve read anything about my own story, you know that I’ve lived this desperation. I’ve felt the pain of thinking that I had somehow failed, or must not deserve God’s favor because I didn’t get married on what I had grown up…

  • "I followed everyone's advice and I'm still single: Encouragement for when you can't make sense of your single status" | Singleness Quotes | Dating Advice | Christian Dating | Being Single | Single Life | Single Girl | justbeautifullyhonest.com
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    “I followed everyone’s advice and I’m still single”: Encouragement for when you can’t make sense of your single status

      Want to hear this post straight from me? Click the link above!   “He will come when you stop looking for him” “Pray about it” “Have you tried on-line?” “Have you thought about trying a new church?” “You should meet my friend. You’re both really nice.” “Find yourself first” “You’ll find him when you..[move] [start your new job] [go on a missions trip] [start doing things you’re passionate about]…” “Are you putting yourself out there?” “Have you tried asking him out?” “Don’t ask him out. Just wait..” “What about a new hobby where there are lots of men?”   Sound familiar?   If you’re anything like me, single a…

  • Why Singleness Is Not A Season Of Waiting | Christian Dating | Christian Single | Dating Advice | Single and Waiting | Season of Waiting | justbeautifullyhonest.com
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    Why singleness is not a “season of waiting”

      Want to hear this post straight from me? Click the link above!   I recently (ok, recently as in 2 months ago, I’m a bit late with this post), put up a Valentine’s Day post on my Instagram.   Did you see it? It gives some context for this blog, so I’ll give you a few minutes to go check it out… Dum dee dum dee dum…la la la… Oh, you’re back! Did you find it? Oh, no? Hmm. Were you looking for a picture of a couple? Or a picture of flowers and chocolate? (or let’s be honest, if someone were dating me…lattes and sour gummy worms?) We…

  • Searching for a husband: Some days I want to settle, here's why I won't | Dating Advice | Finding a Husband | Singleness Advice | Never Settle | justbeautifullyhonest.com
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    Searching for a husband: Some days I want to settle, here’s why I won’t

      Want to hear this post straight from me? Click the link above!   “I will literally take ANYONE”   That’s what I say whenever I get tired of waiting for “the one”. Just give me a warm body. If he can walk and talk and has a job, I’m in. Just give me SOMEONE.   Some days I’m just fed. up. with waiting. Why? Well, sometimes it’s “If someone could just help me pick up the slack…” kind of stuff. Like…   – I don’t want to sound like a gold digger here, but, another income would be fab… – If someone could just make dinner every now and…

  • Hey Ladies! It's ok for you to ask a man out, and here's why | Love life advice | Empowering women | Ask a man out | justbeautifullyhonest.comHey Ladies! It's ok for you to ask a man out, and here's why | Love life advice | Empowering women | Ask a man out | justbeautifullyhonest.com
    Dating and Relationships,  Here's to the Single Ladies

    Hey ladies! It’s ok for you to ask a man out, and here’s why

      Want to hear this post straight from me? Click the link above!   Ok ladies. It’s time we talk about something that seems to still be taboo in our culture, and I just can not stay silent about it anymore. It’s time to take this idea that women have to stand idly by, waiting for men to ask them out, and make it a thing of the past.   I have had too many friends anxiously hoping, fretting and downright stressing about whether or not a guy they like is going to ask them out.   They feel limited, like they have no control of the situation, and that…

  • Dating and Relationships,  Here's to the Single Ladies

    Three purposes of dating no one ever told me

      Want to hear this post straight from me? Click the link above!   Let me add a quick disclaimer to this post: I hate dating a solid 70% of the time.   Some days, its 100%. So if you’re reading this and thinking the same thing, I’m with you, and I’m not here to change your mind. I know how fruitless dating can seem, and how often it feels you’re wasting your time. But I do believe we’re gaining more than we realize with each date we go on, even when it produces no positive results.   I’m not talking “dating” like a committed relationship.   I’m talking first…

  • My Married Isnt Need Yet
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    My marriage isn’t needed yet

      Want to hear this post straight from me? Click the link above!   “God’s still getting him ready for you”   I’ve heard this, or some variation, time and time again as a single person. Sometimes it’s that God is still getting my husband ready for me, other times, its that I’m not ready, or we aren’t ready for each other. And I can understand the intention. There is a certain degree of finding and knowing yourself that’s important ahead of a relationship, and a level of being prepared for the commitment. But while I understand, my gut reaction to those comments is always one of feeling like somehow…

  • Dating and Relationships,  Here's to the Single Ladies

    Four life lessons that make dating a little less awful

    Dating is hard. It just is. For most of us, its a means to a more committed end, and so we endure it, but sometimes dating is just the worst. I’m not talking “dating” like a relationship. I’m talking guy meets girl, guy asks girl on date, both spend the evening nervously trying not to throw up, guy says he’ll call girl, girl spends next week making list of reasons that he hasn’t. Repeat. For someone like me who is so commitment focused, the entire dating process can seem unbearable. You’ll often find me with my arms crossed, pouty face on (its super cute, you should see it), exclaiming that…

  • Dating and Relationships,  Here's to the Single Ladies

    Don’t get married unless you have to

    I’ve hit an age (well actually, I hit it about 6 years ago) where marriage is a hot topic of conversation among my friends.   Not just among my female friends either. Apparently, we have finally arrived at an age where the guys have come around to the idea that maybe marriage isn’t the killer of all things fun (praise the Lord for this miracle). Throughout all of these discussions, which are often followed by take-out and Friends marathons to band-aid the pain, there is one theme that has emerged:   WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG?   Getting married certainly hasn’t happened on my timeline, nor that of most of…

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    What else is at play

    As a disclaimer to this post, I have never been married, and I’m not an authority on dating (ask any of my ex-boyfriends). But I am a twenty something, who is looking to marry, is a little frustrated with how that process has gone, and is the target audience for the “Marry Someone Who…” and “5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married” articles. (To anyone who doesn’t know what I’m talking about, go Google “Who you should marry”…you’ll be back to finish reading this in about ten hours). Let me start by saying, I love these articles. If you’re someone who has written one of these, or you’re a married person…