Happy Friday to all of our readers! It’s time for another round up of some of our favorite “love” posts this week. In case you missed what we talked about at 4word, here’s a brief summary. On Monday, Diane wrote about a providential encounter with a friend at the airport. On Wednesday, we talked to Ally Spotts about navigating “the dating scene” in the 21st century.
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Around the Blogosphere
- “Looking for Mr. Right and Feeling Like Mrs. Wrong” – When it comes to men and dating, what do you want? When you hear that question, does a clear answer bubble up from inside? Or do you find yourself instead feeling confused and unclear? That’s the question asked by Nita Atwood, writing for w2wlink. Nita advises singles to clearly state your desires (to yourself) in order to avoid a dangerous dating trap.
- “Can Guys and Girls Be Friends?” – This is the introductory video to a series that Joy Eggerichs is just beginning, asking that age-old, controversial question. Knowing Joy, we’ll get more than cutesy, trite little answers from this series, so we recommend that you follow along.
- “In Hot Pursuit: Should Men or Women Pursue?” – It’s a hot topic in today’s culture, as the cultural norms for dating are changing. Nicole Cottrell tackles this hot button question from a slightly different angle: looking at the actual definition of “pursue” and the model of our relationship with Christ.
- “An Open Letter to Women” – Growing up in a culture that calls men jerks and idiots, it’s easy to act like the problems in our relationship are all the guy’s fault. Ally Spotts challenges us to make four changes in the way we think about, talk about and act toward the men in our lives.
- “Out of Step” – If you’re single, it’s easy to feel a bit out of place in your home church. After all, there are far fewer sermons preached on marriage and parenting than singleness. But what if you’re the only single woman or one of very few? That’s the question considered in this Boundless Answers article.
Our theme next week will be “pray,” and we’ll be talking specifically about prayer. We’ll hear from Diane about her prayers for the 4word ministry, and our Wednesday interview will feature Judy Douglass, Director of Women’s Resources for Campus Crusade for Christ International, and her experience parenting and praying for a prodigal.