The One Year No Dating Challenge {An Update}

This is a real, very honest post about The One Year No Dating Challenge. I have failed you as readers and let you down tremendously regarding this challenge, and I am sorry.

As I’ve mentioned so many times I get more emails about this challenge than anything else. At the beginning of the year I started writing a study to help you through the challenge, and I took about eight women through the study I wrote during the months of January through March. My intention was to continue writing it through the rest of the year and then offer it on the blog.

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Why is Masturbation a Sin?

The “M” word. A topic rarely talked about in the Christian world, especially with women, but one that needs to be discussed openly and freely. Before going to college, I believed nothing was wrong with doing it because one wasn’t “having sex”. At this point in my life, I was not an authentic believer, and rarely spent time reading God’s Word. Then I went to college and began getting mentored by an older believer. She shared with me that it is a sin, but I had to turn to scripture to figure out why. I want to pass on this information not to make you feel guilty, but to help you realize why masturbation is a sin. If you don’t fully understand the issue, you won’t have the heart desire to want to change your actions.

Why Is Masturbation a Sin

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Do You Think a Boyfriend Will “Complete” You?

Most of us know the couple names, ‘Brangelina,’ ‘Kimye’, ‘Bennifer’. Without one another they just do not seem complete. The media defines these couples as one being. The Bible defines marriage as coming together as one, however, what happens when the couple’s name becomes the individual’s identity? What happens when the unity runs so deep the individuals believe they really are nothing without the other? It is common for all of us to believe an individual is incomplete without the other half. In the past I have believed lies such as:

  • I am nothing without a boyfriend or husband.
  • I will only be happy through marriage.
  • I will only be complete when I am in a relationship.

Do You Think a Boyfriend Will Complete You?

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The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating {A Book Review and Giveaway}

The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating is the sermon series where I first heard about the “One Year No Dating Challenge“. Unfortunately, I was married. I say unfortunately because when Andy Stanley mentioned it in the series I immediately thought, “Why didn’t I do that!” As I have admitted without shame, marriage is the hardest thing I’ve ever done – even after being single for a long time. Now I tell women that the One Year No Dating Challenge is the one thing I wish I had done when I was single. I know it would have been life-changing.

The New Rules for Love Sex and Dating

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How God’s Greatest Gifts are the Ones We Don’t Ask For

Birthday parties are hassle free and relaxing…said no parent ever! For any of us who’ve had or will have to plan a child’s birthday party, it can be quite stressful.

Once the day arrives and things run smoothly, we find a moment to exhale and enjoy the look on our child’s face as they beam with joy over a time celebrated just for them. We watch with anticipation as they unwrap their presents and wait for the smile that appears followed by a thank you (hopefully). Why do we do this? Because we love our children and it brings us happiness to see their happiness.

How God's Greatest Gifts are the Ones We Don't Ask For

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