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Tears stung at my eyes, threatening to spill over and run down my cheeks. I reread the email: “…I am not content I am not happy I wish I was never a Christian then I would have found a mate instead of waiting and waiting…” Oh sweet sister! I blinked back the tears. And then my sorrow turned to anger- not towards this reader, but towards our enemy who made her wish she could trade her salvation for a husband. more »

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For some reason, whenever I hear the words “the one,” I think of Gaston in Beauty and The Beast declaring that Belle is “the one… the lucky girl I’m going to marry!” Of course we know that Gaston shallowly decided that Belle would be his wife because she was the most beautiful girl in town… which makes her the best… and doesn’t he deserve the best? ;) Most of us are not as shallow as Gaston and know that we shouldn’t decide more »

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Do you ever find that when you attend a wedding, you get a bucket-load of ideas for your own far-off wedding? Me too. For instance, when of my cousins got married when I was 16, Aunt Nita (not my cousin’s mom, a different aunt) asked me if I had thought about my future wedding at all. Flustered, I couldn’t say that I had. What sort of info was she looking for here?? As if she had read my thoughts, Aunt more »

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I attended a small Christian private school from the 6th grade until I graduated high school. Sophomore year, we had a new principal who believed a minor infraction was the result of a “heart issue,” as she put it. Not that that idea is necessarily bad in and of itself; the problem was, she used the phrase “heart issue” over and over again in a very negative context. Every Wednesday at chapel, she would remind us of the rules so more »

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The following is a guest post by Diane of Happy Wife and Mother Dear Sisters in Christ, So pleased and excited to be able to share here today as a guest post contributor for Kara.  My passion is to encourage women in their calling as daughters of the King!  To encourage them to truly embrace sweet womanhood whether single, dating, courting or married.  You see, a woman full of faith, understanding, wisdom and joy in believing is something to behold. more »