As a teenager, I’d lie in bed and wonder what my future husband was doing at that very moment, wherever he was in this world. He was breathing, blinking, thinking, living, and I wondered: When would we meet? Would I know that he was the one?
About Wendy Wong
Wendy is an aspiring writer, a radio producer, and a disciple of Christ. She hopes that God will use what He’s given her, to bless and glorify Him through her living and writing. Her perfect day includes spending time with the Lord, a hike with her husband, and curling up with a good novel.
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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.
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 […]
“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.
“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.
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.
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.
When it comes to interacting with members of the opposite sex, it’s likely that such questions would’ve crossed our minds before.
Palms sweaty, heart racing, mind on overdrive. No, it’s not nervousness over an impending exam or presentation, but, well . . . praying with others.
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