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Light Wins: Starting a Chain Reaction

March 13, 2017

A girl is walking down a hallway at school. At the beginning of the hallway, she puts on a smile. As she walks down the hallway smiling at friends, strangers, even enemies, others start smiling too. This girl started a chain reaction of light in her school.    In Matthew 5:14, Jesus gives us a familiar statement, reminding us that we are…

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Choose Love

March 3, 2017

“We are here to heal, not harm. We are here to love, not hate. We are here to create, not destroy.” — Anthony Douglas   I feel like I owe an apology to all of my readers for not posting in forever. I could launch into excuses about being too busy and not having enough time, but they simply wouldn’t be true.…

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Loving When It’s Hard

September 12, 2016

Sometimes loving is hard. Sometimes there are people in our lives that we think don’t deserve love. And sometimes, we just don’t love them. We are called to live a life of love. Faith and hope are part of our Christian calling, but the greatest of these is love. Many times there is a difference between knowing and doing. We…

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The Entitlement Mindset

July 25, 2016

“I just don’t understand it! Why doesn’t he like me? He should  like me!” There is a common misconception I believe a lot of us girls have: that every single guy should be falling head over heels for us. But why do we think that? What has created this sense of entitlement, and what do we do about it? A…

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Breakups: The Christian Perspective

June 27, 2016

I get so angry with our culture sometimes. We think we have excuses to behave un-Christ-like. Let me tell you, we don’t. There is something about a girl going through a breakup that often makes her lose any Christian attitudes she previously had, in order to “get revenge” on the guy that dumped her. She may gossip about him to her…

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The Prince Charming Checklist

June 8, 2016

“My perfect guy has to be kind, smart, funny, a gentleman, caring, good with kids, blonde hair, blue eyes, 5″11 exactly…” Let’s face it, we’ve all spent some of our time as 11 or 12 year old girls planning the “perfect guy” we have to have one day. Sometimes they are meaningful qualities like kindness and respect, and other times they are…

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Why Purity is Important

May 6, 2016

Back in March I wrote a post titled “Why Modesty is Important.” It is my most read post by far. I decided I would build on this idea by asking a similar question: why is purity so important? A lot of Christian girls care about it, but why? Romance and relationships are topics that we come in contact with on…

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Gentlemen DO Still Exist

May 4, 2016

I feel pretty confident that all girls feel honored when a guy holds a door open for us or pulls out our chair before we sit. These little acts of chivalry often surprise us. Why is that? Because we don’t see it very often. Sometimes we get discouraged because we wonder, do these kind of guys exist anymore? I’m here…

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Why Boundaries Aren’t Enough

April 4, 2016

Everyone has boundaries, whether they refer to them as boundaries or not. A lot of Christians set certain boundaries in their dating relationships (saving first kiss for marriage, having chaperones at all times, etc.). These boundaries help us to keep our physical and emotional purity. However, if our heart is dwelling on things that go beyond these boundaries, we will…

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5 Qualities of Encouraging Friends

March 29, 2016

I think it’s safe to say that most people have one or two friends that always make them feel better when they’re going through a difficult season of life. I love these people! They just make the bad days better. They are always capable of seeing the ray of sunshine behind the clouds. But, as much as we should appreciate…

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Above All Else

March 27, 2016

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Dating. A very hot topic in the Christian (and secular) world today. One of the things you will hear if you go to any kind of teenage Christian study, meeting, lecture, etc. is to keep yourself pure and save your physical body for marriage.…

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Serving Your Siblings

March 26, 2016

In my family, I am the oldest of 5 kids, 4 girls, 1 boy. Whenever I leave the house, I miss them like crazy. I’m anxious for the day when I move out and it’s So. Very. Quiet. But I haven’t always been that way. I used to fight with my siblings frequently, sometimes over really stupid stuff. I’m not…

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