Entries by Wendy Wong

The ABCs of Battling Lust in Dating

We did everything we possibly could to be pure before the Lord: we read articles and memorized verses, prayed and reflected over each struggle, and instituted physical boundaries. Yet almost every single time we met, everything we’d learned flew out of our heads.

If you struggle with lust in your courtship as we did, I’d encourage you to take this season of self-isolation to pray and discuss with your significant other the basics—or what I call the ABCs—of pursuing joy in the Lord, and fighting sin.

Lust in Dating: The Secret Sin We Don’t Talk About

My husband and I have been married for more than half a year now. Before that, we were in a courtship for just over two years. Most of that time was spent struggling with a sin we were deeply ashamed of and which few knew about, save for the closest of friends and a church […]

Where Our Love Story Went Wrong

“What do you find the greatest joy in?”

I paused, thinking about what puts a smile on my face, what keeps me going every day, and what gives me the most happiness.

“I suppose I find the greatest joy . . . in you,” I said softly.

“Me too.”

Tired of Bad News? You’re Not Alone

“Where is the evidence of your love?”

His words pierced my heart.

“Where is your love for the broken, for those who face injustice?”

I felt offended and hurt by my friend’s quick and harsh reproach, and wanted to remonstrate in my self-righteousness. But my breath caught in my throat, because deep down, a part of me knew that he was right.

When I Traded God for My Boyfriend

It didn’t happen immediately, but so gradually and subtly that the both of us were completely oblivious to it. We became so blinded in our love for each other that we didn’t see it coming.

Are You Burnt Out, Bored, and Barely Rested?

When I began working full-time earlier this year, I struggled with the long hours and intense work. Having been a student pretty much all my life, adjusting to the transition of #adulting was—and still is—painful.