You Need to be Independent in your Romantic Relationships.

I’m writing this article from my perspective of being in a long-term relationship, and I didn’t learn this until probably year 4 or 5 of being with Bruce, and we are about to hit year 8 (geez-la-weez). And for the record, year 4 or 5 is when we became adults – 18/19 (I think I…

Finding my lost identity.

I went on a mission trip to Kenya back in April of this year. I went with an excited and expectant heart to minister to every woman, every girl, and every child that my eyes laid on. I had a heart full of love to pour out onto any soul who stumbled along my path….

Finding real adult friends seems almost impossible.

Relationships are tough to build. They require persistence, connection, exposure and vulnerability. They require us to be more than a face and a person to hang out with – especially if our hope is to connect with someone so that we can bear our true selves. We want to be able to relate to one another on a…

I don’t need you to like me for me to be happy!

You see – I’ve been labeled the “happy person.” I am the person that most people go to if they need a boost of energy, or a shoulder to cry on, or an ear for someone to talk to. Loving people just comes naturally to me. It brings an abundance of joy to my life…

Cut out the relationships that influence you negatively.

There are many of us who think we are incredibly strong-willed in our relationship with God. That there is nothing that can separate us from the love we have for our Savior. Our promises are promises, and these promises are easy to make when we are at our highest spiritual peak. I bet many of…

You don’t need a best friend

Have you ever noticed that a great deal of media portrays a well-known concept called “the best friend?” It seems that in our culture, we have an ideology dedicated to a “soulmate” friendship. I can name at least 8 films/shows that will swoon us to believe that this one friendship will provide us with happiness and meet…

Love is more than that fuzzy feeling.

Happy Valentine’s Day!! I just realized that my Tuesday blogging falls directly on Valentine’s Day, and I cannot be more excited for today! It’s my 2nd favorite holiday of the year! (Christmas is obviously first!). I LOVE this day because love is a treasure. Love is endless and boundless, beautiful and tragically insane. Love is…

Sugar is disgusting.

Right now I am going through this “21 day challenge” and it isn’t that hard – it’s frustrating. According to this diet my entire pantry needed to be thrown out. But, let’s get real. Who is going to throw out their entire pantry? Sure, I threw out the worst there was for me – the…

Adoption is my choice.

Adoption. The sound of the word brings pure joy to my ears. To get started, I have an indescribable and horrible fear of childbirth. The story of a woman giving birth makes me cringe. I have never heard 1 good childbirth story. At least I am exposed to the realities of it. But that also doesn’t…

Dear Daughter. You don’t know me, but…

Dear Daughter, You don’t know me, but…I think about you often and i’m not even pregnant. I’m not even married! But, I still think of you. The hope of having you, teaching you, and raising you alongside a strong husband who would be your amazing daddy! I look at the world around me and for…