– When you can let go of the idols of relationships, wealth, intellect, success, beauty, and career: you can actually enjoy them for what they are. You don’t expect salvation or redemption from them. You don’t crush them with expectations or demand them to serve your every whim.
– Love does not pamper. It prunes and perfects and pursues. It is a sweet embrace and a sanctifying chisel.
– We often demand of people what only God can give us — encouragement, affirmation, strength, motivation — and we end up wringing others dry. If you drink deeply of Him first, you’ll be less controlled (and controlling) by your expectations, and you’ll actually seek others not to squeeze from them but to encourage them by your overflow.
– Please don’t allow singleness to rush you into being not-single. Take as long as it takes. Relationships are hard work. Pursuing anything goes beyond our idealistic hologram picture into a gritty, sweaty, pulsing reality that requires our everything.God might or might not send someone to you tomorrow: but so long as you’re pursuing God, you might hardly notice. That’s a good thing. Find Christ, you find yourself, and maybe you’ll find someone else.
– Romance is wonderful, but it’s one of the many things that actually points to the Creator of everything, just as a strand of sunlight points back to the author of the sun. The heat of romantic emotion is a window into the Eternal Romance that you were made for.
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