Thursday, June 3, 2010

Walking Her Home

Here is a great love story:

Looking back 
He sees it all 
It was her first date the night he came to call 

Her dad said son 
Have her home on time 
And promise me you'll never leave her side 
He took her to a show in town 
And he was ten feet off the ground 

He was walking her home 
And holding her hand 
Oh the way she smiled it stole the breath right out of him 
Down that old road 
With the stars up above 
He remembers where he was the night he fell in love 
He was walking her home 

Ten more years and a waiting room 
At half past one 
And the doctor said come in and meet your son 

His knees went weak 
When he saw his wife 
She was smiling as she said he's got your eyes 

And as she slept he held her tight 
His mind went back to that first night 


He walked her through the best days of her life 
Sixty years together and he never left her side 

A nursing home 
At eighty-five 
And the doctor said it could be her last night 
And the nurse said Oh 
Should we tell him now 
Or should he wait until the morning to find out 

When they checked her room that night 
He was laying by her side 

Oh he was walking her home 
And holding her hand 
Oh the way she smiled when he said this is not the end 
And just for a while they were eighteen 
And she was still more beautiful to him than anything 
He was walking her home 
He was walking her home 

Looking back 
He sees it all 
It was her first date the night he came to call

The song is 'Walking Her Home' by Mark Shultz. Listen to it if you can get your hands on a copy of the song and don't be surprised if it brings tears to your eyes.

I posted this because it is just a great example of commitment and simple love. It just takes one guy to win your hearts girls, and when you know he's the one, never let him go. Spend every moment with him that you can until you both reach your forever home.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


"So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you." (1 Peter 5:6-7)

That's the reminder for today girls. Surrender to God in all things, listen to him and wait on him to lead you. He will take care of every worry and concern. You just have to trust him and rest in him, rest in his promises that he loves you and cares for you. 

Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Other Boundaries

Hey Girls,

I'd like your opinion on this so feel free to comment. What do you think is acceptable behaviour for how someone should act around the opposite sex when they are in a relationship themselves? There is a lot of talk about appropriate boundaries within a relationship between a guy and girl but what about outside of that? For example, I think a lot of people can agree that they would not like it if they saw their boyfriend flirting with another girl. But what about friendliness, or playfulness? How far before it's too far?

I've heard about one couple who wanted to maintain purity/protect each other in the relationship so they had a practice whereby they wouldn't be alone with a member of the opposite sex. Is that a little too extreme? Always needing to have a third party there?

Well it says in the Bible in 1Timothy 5:1-2 "Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity."  So all our relationship should focus on absolute purity. So, if you're in a relationship and you have a single male friend or even a married male friend, all your interactions should focus on absolute purity. You should do nothing that would cause guilt in anyway. 

I guess then it is important to note what constitutes purity. Well, purity is clean, without sin. Thus, our thoughts and actions have to be sinless. Remember how in the Bible it states in Matthew 5:28 "But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart." So we have to be really careful about how we think about others. Does your close friendship with another guy cause stress in your relationship or create thoughts such as, what would it be like to be with him? That's pretty dangerous stuff there. It can create a whole lot of trouble.

Well, I think we all have to decide how to treat others outside of our relationship and the Holy Spirit will guide our hearts to know the right thing. You have to decide where the boundaries are. Is it okay for your guy friend to have a real heart to heart conversation with you or is that the type of thing you should just have with your significant other? Is it okay do go out and do stuff just the two of you, without your significant other? Maybe the rules change depending on who the person is and the history you have with them. Yet no matter what, it is important you know where you stand and have an idea of this stuff in your mind so that when the situation comes up, you will know how to properly react to it.

So really, if you think about everyone as either your brother or sister, father or mother, it makes the situation a little clearer. Maybe this is something you should talk about and decide as a couple. If you're acting in purity, being honourable towards the opposite sex, treating the guys like you would a brother, than that's good. It is just important to be careful and understand the impact that our other friendships can have on our marriage or dating relationship. And as always, if you keep your eyes on God, he will lead you.