• "Wait, SHE'S Getting Married?": Encouragement for When Jealousy Takes Hold | Singleness Quotes | Jealousy | Singleness | Hope in Singleness | Singleness Advice | justbeautifullyhonest.com
    Dating and Relationships,  Here's to the Single Ladies,  The Single Life

    “Wait, SHE’S getting married?!”: Encouragement for when jealousy takes hold

    “Wait, SHE’S getting married?”   Sound familiar? Maybe those words have never come out of your mouth, but I’d venture to guess that as a single girl, at some point you’ve had this thought. (And if not, you’re a far better person than I am) You see people around you getting engaged. Maybe people who are younger than you (preach), people less experienced than you, and people who you’ve judged to simply be less deserving than you.   Why God has given them exactly what you wanted doesn’t make sense.   Doesn’t He know you’ve been waiting? Doesn’t He know you’ve done everything to earn what she has? But here’s…

  • Five Things to Know Before Online Dating (from a girl who has made every mistake) | Online Dating | Dating Advice | Singleness | Singleness Quotes | Dating Quotes | Online Dating Advice
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    Five things to know before online dating (from a girl who has made every mistake)

    Online dating has saturated our generation’s dating culture.   It’s brought countless people together, but has also been a point of deep frustration for others (“Why hasn’t he messaged me back?” “Why did we talk for a week and never meet up?” “Why did he swipe right if he wasn’t really interested?!” You feel me?). I truly believe that online dating can be a great avenue for people looking for a relationship, but I also think that as with any type of dating, it’s important for us to be prepared, realistic, and do our best to lessen frustration and disappointment whenever we can. After all, dating is hard enough. We…

  • Should Christian Women Online Date? Thoughts from a Single Girl Who Has Tried It | Online Dating | Christian Online Dating | Dating Advice | Singleness | Singleness Quotes | Dating Quotes | Online Dating Advice
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    Should Christian women online date? Thoughts from a Christian girl who has tried it

    “God is writing my love story”   I’ve heard this time and time again from Christian women. In fact, I’ve said it several times myself. And though I believe that it’s true, I’ve most often heard it used as a reason for Christian women not to take action in their dating lives. Specifically, as a reason not to try online dating. Some feel that online dating means forcing a relationship, and that we are no longer trusting God to bring someone into our lives by His own power and in His time. But while I admit that I’ve had this thought myself as a single Christian woman living in an online…

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

    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
    Dating and Relationships,  Here's to the Single Ladies,  The Single Life

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

    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…