Dear Men:

I’m writing this article because I when I wrote one just like it for the girls, a million questions poured in asking about simple things guys can do, too.

Many girls have shared with me that they don’t feel like their guys understand them and many guys have shared that they don’t understand women. It’s hard, I know. I’m a woman. I’ll admit, we are complex creatures and sometimes hard to understand.

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I stepped onto campus for Freshman Orientation and I so distinctly remember the feeling I had after scheduling my classes: an eerie combination of both excitement and fear. I was excited for the next chapter but so fearful of the challenges it might bring.

I looked up at the huge library that towered over me and although my faith really hadn’t become personal yet, I said a little prayer, asking God to show me why I was there.

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Matt and I love to try new things, explore little antique shops and flea markets, get creative, and even splurge every now and then.

However, we’ve really tried to be intentional about sticking to a budget and choosing to live more frugally, especially when it comes to our little house.

So much of the stuff we have, we’ve made, received from family, or have sentimental value. For example, we have a little table that sits behind our couch that we found for $20 at an antique shop and used as the table for communion during our wedding ceremony.

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5 Godly Dating Tips for Girls

Maybe you want a solid, Godly relationship but you’re feeling a little discouraged. The dating culture is just so crazy and it seems like all the good ones are taken!

Or maybe you are in a relationship but it’s a little rocky. You’re not sure how to include God in it. I mean, you want to, but you don’t even know where to start.

Or perhaps you are dating someone wonderful but noticing that it’s getting harder and harder to navigate the modern dating world (especially as a Christian)

I know that it’s getting harder and harder to know what’s okay and what’s even considered dating now days.

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What to Do When You Can't Make a Decision

A few weeks ago I was buying popsicles at the gas station (random, I know). I just stood there, trying to choose between flavors for five minutes.

Coconut? Or mango? Dang. Both sounded so good!

I couldn’t make a decision for the life of me. I was so afraid to make the wrong decision, so afraid to get the mango and then regret not getting the coconut, or vice versa.

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For the Girl that Struggles with Porn or Other Sexual Shame

A few months ago, I received an email from a reader expressing her frustration as she said, “I feel like I’m the only one in my small group that wrestles with a sin this big and dirty and weird! All the other women just share about their insecurities or something generic like pride. It feels like I’m the only one and I’m terrified to say anything. It’s like, everyone else has normal struggles,

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20 Habits to Be More Healthy, Happy, and Holy

A few months ago, I felt stretched really thin. I didn’t feel at peace and I was just buzzing through my to-do list, trying to remember to eat every meal, keep the house somewhat tidy, and somehow manage to be a good wife and decent Christian.

My phone was constantly distracting m, I was traveling a lot, working late nights on my computer, didn’t have much of a routine, and had totally misplaced almost all of my healthy disciplines that I used to be so good at.

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What do you with your broken heart? When the one you thought was Mr. Right turns out to be Mr. Wrong?

What happens when you’re stuck and afraid and unsure of what to do next?

It’s interesting how we so quickly want to fix things when they break–especially when it’s something as personal and intimate as our hearts. But I think, sometimes, in our deep desire to fix all that is broken,

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complete guide to being successful christian blogger

A few years ago I started my blog without much thought. But over the last several years, I’ve taken time to learn, educate, and cultivate something more than just words on a screen but an intentional space for a bigger purpose!

The more of an impact that I’ve seen my own blog have, and as I’ve watched God slowly expand my reach with every small, obedient step, I’ve become passionate about helping other bloggers share their message with the world.

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