Villanova just had its graduation this past weekend. Although the weather turned convocations into crap shows, it’s also the graduation that I was most excited for. My freshmen are now officially alumni.
You know what that means?
I’m friggin old, LOL. I can’t believe it’s now been three full years since I’ve graduated.
I also think that this means it’s time for a 3-year check in.
I love Dr. Strange. I rewatched it two Saturdays ago and honestly, I’m never going to not appreciate this movie.
Don’t worry. This isn’t a post dedicated to my love for Dr. Strange, Benadryl Cumbersquatch, or the MCU.
I really wish I could get every single and dating person to read Not Yet Married: The Pursuit of Joy in Singleness & Dating. And, really, this book offers great insight for people, even if they’re married – both in personal reflection and in deeper wisdom on how to encourage and counsel single or dating friends.
Personally, I’m of the mind that a lot of single and dating (or in the pursuit of a relationship) Christians take godliness in a relationship too lightly, or that they have no idea how to properly pursue it (myself included).
As I continue to grow older and learn more about myself and God, I feel like I gain more bits and pieces of how much goes into godly dating and marriage.
Of course, I’m single with no experience of godly relationships in my own love life (only experiences of very ungodly romances), and I have very little understanding of godly marriage (or marriage in general for that matter). So perhaps, even what I think I know and have learned might be missing the mark.
I am way late on writing about Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love. So, I have minimal recollection of my reflections. But let me say that this book is so freaking good.
Before I attempt to jump into specific parts and reflections, let me just briefly share why this book is important.
I wish I could take down notes when I’m having a verbal conversation. My thoughts are messy and I feel like I can’t remember half the thoughts I had.
Time to just word vomit.
Hehe. Sorry. Couldn’t help myself.
I have been wanting to write this post for weeks now. Ah, better late than never, right? Then again, this isn’t anything new (lulz).
Why did it even take me so long to get to this? It’s not like I was planning on making this a long post. Ok, ANYWAYS.
She told me that I need to relinquish control to God. She’s right, I know. But why does it have to be so dang difficult to do that?
As I drove to church yesterday morning, I felt a pang of guilt while singing along to praise music. I felt like a liar, like an impostor.