The Way To My Heart Is To Love Jesus MORE Than You Love Me

The Way To My Heart Is To Love Jesus MORE Than You Love Me

I love Jesus more than I love you, so you should love Him more than you love me too.
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Lately, it seems like EVERYONE I know is either getting engaged or married or is in a long-term relationship. Me? Not so much.

I'm single... very, very, very single. I have friends who keep trying to set me up on dates or even better (sarcasm) ask me why I'm not in a serious relationship.

I don't really have this big elaborate reason other than, it's simply not my time right now.

I believe in the power of God's timing. His timing is always exactly right, and our timing is well... our timing. Our less than perfect, less than ideal timing.

I don't believe in dating someone just so I can update my relationship status on Facebook and match all of my friends. This isn't a leather jacket that you and all your friends bought to match that you can all throw out when it's too small for you guys to wear anymore.

This is another human's life, and it's not right to date just so you're dating.

When I meet someone who I believe is someone I should take that next step with and "let him out of the friend zone" I think I'll just know. I'll know because God will be telling me that I'm supposed to open the friend zone gates and let this person out on the other side.

See, I'm not impressed by you just because you're the starting quarterback for a division one school. Sure, that's definitely impressive in its own right, but that's not a reason for me to date you.

A reason for me to date you?

Love Jesus more than you love me.

Yeah, you heard me correctly. You need to love Jesus and God more than you love me. You need to be following him with all of your heart and growing and walking in your faith every single day.

I believe that a relationship should be centered around God. A relationship centered around anything else isn't going to work for me.

Shame me for being single all you want, but I won't enter a relationship with someone who can't encourage me and lead me to grow in my relationship with God and push me to be a better me each and every single day.

God is at the center of my life, and for those friend zone gates to open, He needs to be at the center of yours too.

And if you're saying, "But, how could I possibly love something more than you and be OK with it?"

To that, I'd simply answer, "I love Jesus more than I love you, so you should love Him more than you love me too."

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An Open Letter To My Boyfriend's Mom

A simple thank you is not enough.
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Your son and I have been dating a while now and I just wanted to thank you for everything.

Wow, where do I start? Ever since the day your son brought me into your home you have shown me nothing but kindness. I have not one negative thought about you and I am truly thankful for that. I first and foremost want to thank you for welcoming me with open arms. There are horror stories of mothers resenting their son's girlfriends and I am blessed there is no resentment or harsh feelings.

Thank you for treating me like one of your children, with so much love but knowing exactly when to tease me.

Thank you for sticking up for me when your son teases me, even though I know it’s all in good fun it's always comforting knowing you have someone by your side.

Thank you for raising a man who respects women and knows how to take responsibility of mistakes and not a boy who is immature and doesn’t take responsibility.

Thank you for always including me in family affairs, I may not be blood family but you do everything you can to make sure I feel like I am.

Thank you for letting me make memories with your family.

There is nothing I value more in this world then memories with friends and family and I am thankful you want and are willing to include me in yours. I have so much to thank you for my thoughts keep running together.

The most important thing I have to thank you for is for trusting me with your son. I know how precious and valuable he is and I won't break his heart. I will do everything I can to make him happy. This means more than you could ever imagine and I promise I will never break your trust.

The second most important thing I must thank you for is for accepting me for who I am. Never have you ever wished I looked like another girl or acted like another girl. You simply love and care for me and that’s all I could ever ask. Every person in this world is a unique different person and understanding that means a lot.

The third most important thing I must thank you is teaching me how to one day in the future treat a potential girlfriend that I may interact with as a mother. I am not a mother, but I one day plan to be. If I ever have a son it is because of how you treated me that I am able to be a humble loving mother to this new face that could one day walk into my door. How you have treated me has taught me how I should one day be in the future and I thank you for that.

This may seem all over the place but that’s how my brain gets when I try and thank you for everything you have done for me. It’s all so much and even the little things are so important so I promise my scattered thoughts are all with good intentions and not meant to bombard you. I just want to get the idea across to you that you are important and special to me and everything you do does not go unnoticed.

Sincerely,

Your Son’s Girlfriend

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10 Things Girls Secretly Love

Come on guys — take a hint.

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Let's face it, girls can be a little stubborn at times and not directly come out and say what they want. But, a few of these should be obvious clues that boys should be able to pick up on. So I have comprised a short list of at least ten obvious things girls, or at least I secretly love.

1. Leave her cute texts

Quickest way to put a smile on her face or leave butterflies in her stomach is to send her a cute text. Even if it's simple

2. Kiss her in front of your friends

Don't be one of those guys that treats your girlfriend/SO differently because you are around your friends. It validates that she really means something to you if you still show her off around your friends.

3. Tell her she looks beautiful

Even if she denies it and says she looks gross, you've still managed to get her attention and show her you think she's beautiful no matter what.

4. Kiss her forehead

5. Let her take photos of you

Slight obsession over your boyfriend is normal, I promise, she just thinks your adorable.

6. Tell her when you have something to do, don't just ignore her randomly

Most girls won't be mad when you have something else to do. It's the fact that you couldn't take the time to send a text that would probably take a minute to write to let her know you aren't just dodging her messages.

7. Play with her hair

If she does it for you, then you do it for her. Don't just let her play with your hair for a half hour then run your fingers through her hair twice and think your done. No, we want the relaxing feeling of fingers running through our hair too.

8. Watch movies with her

You don't always need to go out and do something active, watching a movie and cuddling is nice too. Netflix and Chill

9. Let her fall asleep on you

10. Be her best friend

Sometimes all you need is someone to laugh at stupid jokes with, sing loudly in the car with, or just sit in silence and listen to the world outside a car window.

Every girl wants to feel special and treated the right way in a relationship. But just as girls are stubborn, guys are just a little bit clueless. So take notes boys.

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