A few months ago a reader emailed me and asked if I could write a blog post about what it means to give your heart to a guy.

“By the way could you do a blog on what it means to give your heart to a guy? I’m not sure I understand what it all means. Because can’t you give your heart just by your evil thoughts?”
Quite frankly, this question stumped me. Which is why the blog post she requested is just now being published– I had to think about this some!


I met Tracy Levinson, the author of Unashamed: Candid Conversations about Dating, Love, Nakedness and Faith, at Declare this past July. We just happened to be sitting around the same table at dinner one night, and we were all sharing goals for our blogs/ministries. Tracy mentioned how she had a heart for young singles and wanted to encourage them. She mentioned that she had in fact just written a book about dating. Well, that caught my attention, so after dinner I walked more »

Quit telling me, fb

Dear Internet, I’ve noticed there have been a lot of articles floating around Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media that spew relationship advice, claiming there’s a “one-size-fits-all” way to date. Once upon a time, I would have soaked up all of their advice, wanting to prepare myself for when I would eventually start dating. I browsed Pinterest, reading Christian and secular articles alike, and I couldn’t really find anything conclusive. But after all, no wonder all the advice seemed different more »

Waiting for something can be super hard, so here are a few things to keep in mind for when you are in a season of waiting.

The gate slammed shut right as my brother and I reached the front of the line. Four year old Kyle stuck out his lower lip and proceeded to grasp ahold of the gate, peering through the wires at the lucky kids who were already able to enter the gate and ride the fun Taz Swings at this Six Flags park. His brow furrowed and he begun to shake the gate as hard as his tiny arms could. “Let me in!” more »

how to incorporate faith into your relationships (2)

Today I’m happy to announce that Kathryn of is sharing about faith’s role in the modern dating world. Faith in the modern dating world Dating in the modern world is no easy feat for many of us. I’ve found myself feeling discouraged relationship after relationship and simply wondering why things just didn’t work out. I would occasionally vent to my mom and friends saying things like, “We didn’t communicate well, He wasn’t ambitious enough, He just wasn’t that into me.” more »