I wrote an Open Letter to Matchmakers in this space this week and then later in the week read this blog post on (in)courage about the reality of how hard singleness can be. Both of these inspired me to write a little about my journey through singleness while dealing with the unrelenting desire to be married. I hope it encourages some of you.
I remember wondering if God was ever going to fulfill this longing in my heart. The desire had never really been so intense as it was when I started to follow hard after Him. Perhaps it was that my priorities were a little different before I chose Jesus, or perhaps I just wasn’t aware of this desire lying dormant waiting to be awakened. Maybe it had something to do with the emphasis the church puts on marriage (right or not is not the purpose of this post). No matter, it was so intense that it lead me to prematurely attempt a walk down the aisle.
Read the rest on The Block today.