Psalm 51. David's prayer for forgiveness after committing adultery with Bathsheba. David's no-no with Bathsheba is my favorite example to use for waiting until marriage, because this proves that sex isn't just sex. I cannot summarize and talk about the entire psalm because I'd be here all night, so I encourage you to go read… Continue reading Create in Me a Clean Heart
Know your worth. It's a Christian cliche we all love to use, but sometimes use it without depth. As cliche as it may be, it's also one of those that if we actually accept it, it will change our lives. I was walking clothed in insecurity in high school and I looked for happiness in… Continue reading No Jesus, No Worth • Know Jesus, Know Worth
The following post is for mature audiences... Dear Readers, I am so excited to introduce you to one of my dearest friends, Ceci. She so graciously agreed to write this post for Songs of Waiting. Ceci has been by my side through this waiting journey, and has been one of my biggest supporters in this.… Continue reading Dating and Waiting
I don't know if you're a new reader and know nothing about me, or if you know some details of my love life, but I'll briefly share. I am 24 years old and I've never had a boyfriend, and I'm waiting until marriage. Purity is very special to me, and I want to encourage others… Continue reading Not Dating and Waiting
Dear Reader, I hope you have enjoyed Songs of Waiting and I pray that it has blessed you in some sort of way. I keep feeling like I’m jumping the gun every time I introduce a new topic or aspect of waiting, and I realized I never actually shared my heart behind SOW and why… Continue reading Dear SOW Reader
**Please remember that topics like the following post are expected due to the nature of the message coming from Songs of Waiting.** Song of Solomon is a beautiful book of the Bible. It is a raw expression of love between a bride and groom; sometimes graphic and awkward, but always real and telling. The book… Continue reading Until the Time is Right
I think purity can seem self-explanatory, but having a better understanding of what purity is and how to walk in the path of purity, we are better equipped to live the lifestyle. As I was studying for this post, I was completely bombarded with scripture and revelation. I had a deer in head lights look… Continue reading What Does Purity Even Mean?
My "check yourself" line for SOW (Songs of Waiting) is that I can only write about waiting because that is all I know. Everything you read here is from my waiting experience; things I've gone through and things God has done in this journey. Every time they had an altar call at youth night I'd… Continue reading Encountering God
23 was a roller coaster of a year, but God is so good and He is so faithful. Today I say goodbye, and tomorrow I say hello to 24. Here are 23 things I learned from my twenty-third year. Jesus is everything. My goodness is nothing apart from God. Forgiveness and restoration is possible and so… Continue reading 23 and On…
It's not impossible to wait until marriage. It's hard, but not impossible. I was sixteen and naive when I made the decision to wait. I made a list of qualities I wanted in my future husband and decided I wouldn't settle until I had everything on that list checked off. Of course I didn't know… Continue reading So, You Want to Wait?