No one would encourage you to "settle" in your relationships, but would you ever consider it?
What are your thoughts on settling in relationships in general?
Humpf. I mean, we can't have both of those things. These days in our Catholic/Christian circles, it's super common to hear that we are worth it. We are worth waiting for. We are worth the fight. We.are.worth.it. Even though this is something I struggle with believing and accepting, I know in my head it's true.
We totally are. God created us and loves us so very, very much... so, of course we are worth what some people would deem "high expectations." We are worth being loved and pursued by a gentleman. We are worth being loved by a godly man. We are worth being loved by someone who accepts us for who we are, the quirky things and all. We are worth it.
So, if we are so worth it, should we just settle? Should we lower our expectations JUST so we can get married and have a family? I suppose it depends on what your goal (and God's will) is... if you just want to jump right to the having babies thing, then maybe finding the guy who isn't all those things you deserve is how you will just make the motherhood thing happen.
I don't think I could do it. Just get married for the sake of being married JUST because God is calling me to do it. Just as the marriage thing is a call, the marriage thing WITH a particular person is just as big of a call and part of God's plan. I would be afraid that I would always be wondering what could have been if I just waited a bit longer or was a bit more patient with God. I don't know.
I am just typing as I think. Not sure where I was going with this. But, what do you guys think? Would you be cool with settling? Do you think it has anything to do with expectations or our worth?? I can't wait to see what y'all have to say about this! :)
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Fave single-person websites/blogs
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Vulnerability with friends
Do you find that your non-single friends struggle with relating to you or vice versa? If so, in what ways? How do you handle it? What is something that you would like them to know or understand that they just don't seem to get?
Surviving events/parties as a singleton
The holidays are coming up! Family parties, friend gatherings... and you're single. How do you "cope"? Any tips or tricks?
Ladies, we have decided to take a break from the Not Alone Series until January 14, 2014. I know it seems like a long time, but we are coming up on a busy season of travel and family time. We don't want to take away your time from what's most important. Feel free to continue to blog about your single life experiences, but we just won't be having anything formal until January.