Today, I want to share with you my personal thoughts about Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Soaps. These soaps are known to be 18- in- 1, which means it's one product that can be used eighteen different ways! Amazing right?
I was so excited about them that I decided to purchase 4 new bottles of Castile soap! I already had a bottle of the peppermint scent from years ago, and decided that I wanted to try Baby Unscented, Tea Tree, Almond and Lavender! These babies are made of organic, easy to pronounce ingredients and they are primarily only organic oils.
The most special thing about the Castile soap is that you can use it to wash your hair, face, hands and body. It can also be used to shave, wash dishes, wash clothes, create household cleanser, mop the floor, wash your veggies, and wash your dogs. Whew, and that isn't even all 18 uses!
I've been using the Baby Unscented to wash my face, with nice results, but I've also seen people use the Tea Tree or thePeppermint for the same purpose. That lets you know that there are plenty of options. I personally really like the Peppermint scent to use as a shampoo and a body wash. When used as a shampoo, you are provided with a thorough cleansing and a nice tingling sensation on your scalp. As a body wash, it gives a lovely fresh, peppermint scent with a corresponding cooling sensation on your skin. I've also tried the Tea Tree oil as a body wash which is nice, but I found that I prefer Tea Tree as a cleanser because of it's antimicrobial properties. I think it's good to use to create a cleaning spray by mixing it with vinegar and water to use to clean kitchen countertops and bathroom surfaces. You can do the same thing using the Baby Unscented and then add your own essential oil of choice. When I tried it that way, I decided to use rosemary Oil, which I really enjoyed.
What Do They Smell Like?
So, in case you are like me and you're curious about what they smell like, I'll share that too. The Tea Tree smells just like tea tree oil. If you have ever used Tea Tree for something and you know what it smells like, then you have an idea of what the Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Castile soap smells like. The Baby Unscented is indeed unscented, but if I had to give it a smell, I'd say it smells most like neutral oils. After all, it is made of oils like Olive Oil and Jojoba Oil.
Dr. Bronner's Lavender Castile soap smells similar to lavender oil, and it reminds me of something perfect for a nice warm bath or hot shower before bed. I think it's great for a nighttime body wash because of it's relaxing and calming fragrance. When I was shopping for the right scent, my biggest curiosity was regarding the Dr, Bronner's Almond Castile soap scent. Now that I have it, I can tell you that it reminds me of an almond extract that you would use in baking. I know that some wedding cakes are made of almond extract, and I think this scent reminds me most of that. All the fragrances that I own smell wonderful, and I like to use the different scents for different purposes. Peppermint for self care, Lavender for bedtime and relaxation, Tea Tree for cleaning, Almond of for whatever I desire in the moment, and Unscented for facial wash. I'm sure that with more time, I will discover more purposes of each scent. I want to note that there are other scents available as well, so I encourage you to check them out.
I believe these are awesome products because I love the idea that I can purchase 1 bottle, and use it for all cleaning purposes in my home. Gone are the days of having to purchase separate products to have cleansers for the bathroom and kitchen plus more products for face wash, body wash, hand soap, shampoo, dish soap, etc.! Wanna know the best part of it all? It's non-toxic and contains ingredients that I can actually read! I don't know about you but I think I have a long-standing winner!
Feel free to leave and comment and tell me your experience with Dr. Bronner's Castile Soaps. If you haven't tried the products yet, maybe it's time you do. Click here to watch my Youtube video review.
I often get questions about my recipes and dietary choices, so I decided to share with you what I eat in a day! I am a teacher by profession, so while I do eat as healthy as I can throughout the school year, summer time just makes it a lot easier for me to eat as clean as I want. This is a luxury because if you don't know, being a teacher includes not always being able to go to the bathroom when you want, not being able to take a break when you want, difficulty drinking as much water as you want because you can't go to the bathroom frequently, sometimes being too tired to exercise, and of course, the constant temptation to eat sugar and carbs. Whew!
During the summer, I like to go all out and eat as clean and healthy as I desire. Please note that I don't eat the same thing every day (unless it's apples and peanut butter, of course). I do like variety, but I also like to try to avoid as many processed and sugar-laden foods as I can. I have an affinity towards healthy, natural, non-toxicity foods and products, so not only do I pursue it in my lifestyle, I love to learn and research as much as I can about it. So, here is what I eat in a day!
For breakfast, I try to keep it light and nutritious. I like different variations of scrambled eggs which is a great way to get in your proteins, choline, vitamins and omega-3 fats. Often times, I like to season my eggs with salt and pepper and top with paprika. On occasion, I'll do something different like tomato and basil eggs or pepper jack cheesy eggs. I also enjoy boiled eggs. I don't eat eggs every single day because too much of anything can be bad for you. In this case, too much can lead to higher levels of saturated fats and cholesterol.
In addition to eggs, I like to have some sort of fruit or a smoothie/shake. It depends on the day, but I love having a chocolate peanut butter protein shake that I make using chocolate Orgain Protein Powder and PB2. Other days, I'm in the mood for a nice green smoothie full of spinach and fruits like frozen banana and strawberries. If I don't feel like blending a smoothie, I'll just eat the fruit itself. Apples with peanut butter, grapes, a banana or watermelon or my personal go to fruits for breakfast.
Do you see how much variety there is at breakfast? I can have an apple with peanut butter 3 days a week (because this is my favorite!), a chocolate peanut butter protein shake for 2 days, a green smoothie for 2 days and maybe a nice hot breakfast of oatmeal or turkey sausage and whole grain toast. That's a whole week of healthy breakfasts and then I'll pick a couple of those days to have eggs on the side.
Since breakfast is so light, snacks are often necessary to get me to lunch. Here are some of my favorite healthy snacks:
Usually, 1 of the above snacks is plenty to get me to lunch and they are still providing me nutrients during the day.
Lunch can be tricky sometimes, but I usually try to go for a salad. Pre-made salads work very well as long as the ingredients are good. However, I most frequently make my own simple salad which consists of spinach, baby carrots, grape tomatoes and cucumbers with dressing. This can be doctored up more with a boiled egg and a can of tuna, but I usually just stick with the veggies with dressing. It's faster, easier and most nutritious because it is all raw with no mercury content or extra added cholesterol since I like my eggs at breakfast. If I don't have a salad, I like to go for a can of sardines. I've come to really like those protein packed tiny fish! If all else fails, I'll sometimes have leftovers if I had more than enough from dinner, but I usually don't do this during the summer. I try to go for a small, nutritious meal with what I have on hand.
If needed, I'll squeeze in another healthy snack from the list above to help get me to dinner. Remember, during the day, I'm also drinking lots of water. I drink about 64-73 ounces of water per day right now and if I drink enough, that alone can fill me up and satisfy me until the next meal. Here is the water bottle that I'm using that holds all the water I need each day.
For dinner, I like to cook meals that are quick, simple and nutritious. This usually includes a protein, a veggie and a grain. Some days, I may skip the grain and do 2 veggies with my protein. Feel free to browse some of my recipes here. Note that not every recipe on my site is perfectly nutrient dense because I wanted to provide variety for my readers and I'm a human, so I do have occasional days when I like a cheat meal to splurge on. I also just recorded a What I Eat in a Day Youtube video which includes a yummy dinner idea. Watch it now!
This has always been my Achilles Heel, so to speak. However, for the past few months, I've been seeking healthier dessert options in effort to kick my artificial sugar cravings and so far, I've been successful with this.
Well, there you have it! That is my typical diet and what I eat in a day. Combine a nutritious diet with exercise, proper hydration and adequate sleep and you will feel unstoppable. Feel free to drop a comment and tell me if you implement or plan to implement anything I've mentioned into your own diet and lifestyle!
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I'm very excited to share today's blog with you! I post alot of content surrounding Jesus, relationships and lifestyle on my Youtube Channel, as well as here on my blog. I will work on posting more regularly here on my website, so stay tuned. In case you didn't know, I'm all about godly relationships that lead to godly marriages that bring God glory which means, you will see alot of my content with that focus in mind.
Today, I am sharing with you my biggest tip to preparing for a godly relationship that leads to a godly marriage. It's only one (loaded) tip! Can you believe that?! My expertise comes from many years of reading about & researching relationships, taking courses, attending webinars, observing successful relationships and marriages, as well as unsuccessful ones, and of course, cultivating my own godly relationship that led to a beautiful godly marriage. You can find more of my story here and on my Youtube Channel.
To me, the best way to prepare for a godly relationship that leads to a godly marriage is to INVEST IN YOURSELF, but hear me out! This is a very loaded statement. I don't mean to invest in yourself in a selfish, prideful or narcissistic way. Invest in yourself means to invest first in your spiritual self. Now, because I am a Christian/Believer, my tips and suggestions are always founded on biblical principals. Investing in yourself spiritually means spending time reading your bible, establishing a genuine relationship with the Lord, memorizing scripture, guarding your heart, and feeding your spirit the right things- things that line up with God's word. You want to work toward living in a way that pleases God, and becoming completely satisfied in Christ.
Now, this is key: LIVE ACCORDING TO THE WORD. The Bible has so much wisdom, instruction, and guidance, so it is important that we take heed to it. Galatians 5 teaches us about the fruit of the spirit that we need to bear, 1 Peter tells us to have a quiet, gentle spirit. the Bible also instructs us not to engage in corrupt speech, and to be careful with our words because death & life are in the power of the tongue. It speaks on avoiding all appearances of evil, and fleeing fornication. When we live based on the Word of God, we reap great results. Many people neglect this very important step and allow selfishness, flesh, worldliness, sin, lack of peace, lack of joy, etc. to set in and it causes issues. Bearing good fruit is the key to maintaining a successful godly relationship, and without it, there comes the strong likelihood of unnecessary challenges, tough situations, and not so great results. The Bible gives us specific instructions and each instruction and nugget of wisdom is for a reason and has a purpose. We must become willing to allow the Lord to work in us and make adjustments in our hearts, so that we may be found pleasing to Him, and gain the ability to adequately serve our significant other/spouse, as unto the Lord.
Since we talked about investing in yourself from a spiritual perspective, let's talk about your investment in the natural. From a natural perspective, it's important that you take care of your temple (body) because the Holy Spirit resides there. Take care of your body, eat healthy, exercise, fix yourself up in a way that makes you feel confident while still dressing modestly rather than provocatively. Also, for women, it is important to remember that "He who finds a wife, finds a good thing...", so Sis, slow down, give it to God, and prepare by faith, by focusing on investing in yourself. God will lead the right man to you in His prefect timing, if that is His will for your life. Invest in yourself emotionally by allowing yourself time to heal from past heartbreaks, hurt or bitterness from past relationships. Work toward becoming spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy. These factors contribute to healthy, godly relationships.
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Lately, there has been a LOT of talk surrounding the Coronavirus/COVID-19. Many grocery stores are out of stock on products, and in some places, the shelves are completely bare. At the stores that do have products, there have been conversations, pictures and videos taken of long checkout lines that travel into the aisles, store fights for limited products, and abbreviated store hours. People have been so panicked that they've cleared all of the Lysol, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, water, and paper towels off the shelves! It's like the world has gone into hysteria!
Make Sure You Have Enough "Food"
There are many of us who chose not to hesitate in purchasing food and items to stock up in our homes. Don't forget that just like our bodies need the food we've stashed away in preparation, it's even more important to make sure that you store up the Word of God in your heart, so that your spirit is prepared and has what it needs! If you spend time daily reading the Bible and meditating on His Word, your spirit will be full of the Word. No matter what comes your way, you will be able to pull the Word out of your heart and speak, confess & believe what the Bible says.
So, Should We Be Afraid?
Absolutely not! While it is definitely important that we use wisdom and be prepared, we should not be scared. Yes, you want to make sure you wash your hands, make sure you have what you need to take care of your family, and stay up to date with what's going on. However, if you are a Christian, it is important that you stay full of the Word! It's important that you stay prayed up. It's important that you walk by faith and not fear. Meditate on Psalm 91. The God we serve is bigger, mightier, and more powerful than any virus, disease or calamity. The Bible says so many encouraging things related to the topic of fear. Here are a few of my favorites:
John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Psalm 118:6-7 "The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The Lord is with me; he is my helper.”
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
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Hey Lovelies! I'm baaaaack! I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging so that I could work on my Youtube Channel, Johnson Team Apparel Online Store and balance work and life and everything in between. Whew! I'm happy to be back to blogging though! I've missed you guys and I hope you've missed me too! If you're new here, WELCOME! :)
Recently, on my Youtube Channel, I shared How to Tell if a Man Wants You. If you aren't subscribed to my channel yet, I encourage you to pause what you're doing, and subscribe, so you can be up to date on my weekly videos!
So, how can you tell if a man really wants you? I'm glad you asked!
A man who is really interested in you and really wants you will do whatever it takes to make you his! I've seen it time and time again, in my own life as well as in the lives of others. Have you ever seen a man who is nonchalant about a woman for a while and then they break up, and not too long after that failed relationship, he's engaged to someone else? Crazy right? I always used to wonder how a guy could be so disinterested, nonchalant and apply little/no effort with one woman, and in a matter of weeks or months, be engaged to another woman.
The reason for this is that men know. They know when they want someone and they know when they don't. They know if they can see you by their side in the future or if you're just a short term type of woman. When a woman is a short term type of woman, she will find that he may not put in much effort or he may be slow to progress the relationship. However, when a man finds a woman that he is sure of, nothing can stop him from doing what it takes to make her his.
When I was single, I got to know plenty of men who were slow to progress the relationship, let me do all the work, didn't behave as if he was all in, made me play guessing games about his intentions, didn't keep his word, didn't spend much quality time with me, etc. Those situations always left me so frustrated. I remember one instance where I was talking to a guy for months before it fizzled out. Less than 6 months later, he had met someone new and proposed to her! I was stunned!
When it comes to my husband though, he showed me that he was all in from the beginning. He communicated clearly, didn't leave me guessing, stated his intentions, progressed our relationship, etc. My husband proposed to me 10 months after we started talking, (that's 7 months after we began courting).
Make no mistake about it, a man will do what it takes to make you his! He doesn't need help doing it, he isn't too shy, and it usually doesn't take him too long either. A man who wants you will make you his (if you let him, of course). So, if you have a man who is unclear and leaving you playing "Sherlock Holmes", it may be safe to consider that he may not want you THAT badly. Don't settle Sis! Believe God to send you his best in His perfect timing. Wait for the man who will do what it takes to make you his. After all, Jesus did it for you!
I wanted to take some to write a post for those who are saving themselves for marriage. That's right, this post is exclusively for virgins! This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart because I was a virgin until I married my husband at 28 years old. I know that sometimes you just need a bit of encouragement.
You Are NOT the Only One!
I remember feeling this way a few times and even now, I get comments from other people who feel the same way. Somedays, you feel like you're the only one that is single or the only one that is a virgin. However, I'm here to tell you that you are not alone. There are plenty of people who are committed to waiting until marriage to have sex. I know some personally, so be encouraged, knowing that there are others just like you, and they are experiencing the same things you are.
Is it Worth it?
YES! It is absolutely worth it! Don't get weary and don't give up because you are doing the right thing! You are special and rare and valuable. Carry yourself that way! You are priceless and you possess a great gift for your future spouse. I don't regret waiting one bit and if I had to go back and do it again, I would wait again. There is something so special about giving such a meaningful gift to your future husband. It's precious and it speaks volumes about your faithfulness to God and His word, and your love for your future husband.
But What If It's Not Easy?
If you are having a hard time with waiting, I'd encourage you to evaluate a few things. Take note of things you watch on TV/movies, what music and conversations you listen to and the people you are hanging out with. It's very important that you are careful with what enters your spirit through your eyes and ears. Music, movies, etc. will definitely impact your thoughts, behaviors and desires. Eliminating things that are sexual in nature will help a lot. Also, when you are out on a date, avoid compromising situations. Don't even allow yourself to be in a situation where you could be tempted to want to cross physical boundaries. This includes, being alone with the opposite sex in secluded, private locations, visiting his house alone, being out together late at night, getting too close/touchy, talking dirty, etc. Having boundaries in place will help make the wait a lot more smooth. Remember that God wouldn't ask anything of us that He knew we couldn't do. You can do this! With God, all things are possible.
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For those who don't know, I took quite a bit of a break from blogging because in 2018, I got married and relocated. However, I'm super excited to be back in a routine! As my husband and I prepare to celebrate 10 months of beautiful marriage, I figured it's the perfect time to write about how I prepared and allowed God to prepare me for my marriage.
Many people say that the first year of marriage is tough but what if I told you that doesn't have to be the case? While we are just about 2 months shy of our 1 year anniversary, I can say that it's been such an amazing journey! So, I'm going to share with you a few tips on how to prepare to have an amazing marriage.
1. Establish a solid relationship with God
This is super important. In order for anything to be successful, you need God. He should be at the center, the very essence of everything you do. It's important to have this relationship because it teaches you many things. My relationship with God helped me practice commitment and faithfulness through the highs and lows in life. It taught me submission. I learned how to slow down and listen. Yes, you can do all of these things with God. In my relationship with Him, I allowed Him to show me myself and change my character flaws and develop me into who He created me to be and He continues to do so. This is when you can learn what fruit of the spirit you need to grow more. Love, joy, peace, patience, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance are all things that are needed in a healthy marriage. You grow in these areas when you spend time with God and His Word and allow Him to work in your heart.
2. Adjust your mindset
If you want to be a spouse, you've got to begin to think like a spouse. In marriage, it's not all about you and you will not get your way all the time. I mentally prepared myself for these facts and worked to make the necessary adjustments before getting married. There is no room for selfishness in a healthy, godly marriage. You have to go into your marriage ready and willing to give, serve, love unconditionally and make sacrifices. Please do not go into it only thinking about what you want to receive.
3. Communicate, Communicate, Communicate!
I cannot stress the importance of communication, enough! This is super important! You and your spouse will need to communicate about everything. Before getting married, you need to talk about your values, beliefs, boundaries, goals, vision, financial habits and so much more. Communication doesn't end after you say "I do". In marriage, you'll still need to talk about your feelings, strengths/weaknesses, celebrations/concerns, money, sex, daily schedules/plans, etc. Communication never ends, and as far as I'm concerned, you can't over-communicate. If you're stopping at the gas station before heading home, why not send a quick text letting your spouse know that? My husband, Ja'Van and I talk about everything- nothing is off limits.
I also want to note that the way you communicate is huge too. Our speech should be kind, gentle, patient and loving. In my house, we watch our tone and make sure we don't communicate with an attitude, silent treatments or clap-backs. We communicate with kindness, love and respect and anything opposite of that is unacceptable. The way that you communicate will either build your spouse up or tear him down. Your goal is to build him up always, and if you mess up, forgive and genuinely apologize quickly so you don't go to bed angry.
4. Be Intimate Daily
Yes, I recommend daily! However, intimacy means different things for different people. In essence, intimacy entails closeness, privacy and coziness and of course often times sexual intimacy. I believe that you make time for what is important to you. Spending time being close and private and even sexual with your spouse daily is very important, so be sure to schedule time for it each day. Yes, sometimes we have rough, long exhausting days and full time jobs and responsibilities but it's shouldn't be enough reason to not set aside time with your spouse. We don't allow "tired" to be an excuse to skip out on such an important time for us and our marriage, especially not early in a marriage.
So, those are my top 4 tips on how to have an amazing marriage! Of course, this is not everything but these are definitely ones that I believe are very key and make a big difference. I love getting questions so if you have questions or would like me to address certain topics in my blogs, let me know. You can send me a message here on my website or find me on IG: mrs.larissaj
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Hey Lovely, Happy New Year! I'm so excited to be writing a new blog! I took quite a bit of a break from blogging because I got married in 2018 and decided to focus on investing everything into my marriage. Today, however, it is on my heart to write about how I prayed for my husband long before I met him. I pray that this blesses you and anyone else who reads it! I created a Youtube video on this topic too, so feel free to check that out here. I'll be sure to make this blog more detailed.
To Journal or Not to Journal?
This decision is completely up to you but I have a tendency to write things down when I pray so that I can refer back to it when I need to. I kept a journal specifically for things related to my future husband. It was nothing fancy, just a hard cover notebook that I picked up from the store. In the journal, I included all my prayers to God for my husband as well as anything that I felt the Lord whisper to my heart. If you don't know how, it's important that you learn how to hear from God because this will be a game changer on your journey! If you'd like to see a blog or Youtube video on "How to Hear From God" let me know by commenting below or reaching out to me on Instagram @mrs.larissaj.
So, I started my journal in 2014, met my husband in person in 2017 and I got married in 2018 so this notebook has a lot of prayers in it. Now let's talk about the prayers.
Praying for Hubby
The very first page of my journal, I wrote a prayer to the Lord. Let me note that even though I write my prayers, I also pray them aloud because death and life are in the power of the tongue. (Proverbs 18:21) Prayers are life giving so you want to make sure you vocalize them.
In my prayer to God, I simply asked him to guide my every prayer and I asked that my journal be inspired by the Holy Spirit. I didn't want to just make up random things.
Each day that I prayed, I wrote a heading. One day, I prayed that the Lord would prepare me and strengthen my faith. Another prayer, was about my husband being prepared by God for me. Other prayers, were about his spiritual well-being, character, protection, integrity, mutual physical attraction, etc. Each time I prepared to pray, I got quiet before God and allowed Him to lead me in what I should pray for. I'd like to encourage you to be specific with your prayers and pray for all aspects of your future husband's life. This takes time so it's perfectly okay to pray over a span of days or even months or years in order to take your time and pray accurately and thoroughly. Choose one specific area to pray for each day.
Will this Work?
This absolutely worked for me! However, I think some prerequisites need to be met first. You first need to be a believer and have a personal relationship with Jesus. (Romans 10:9) You'll also want to work on strengthen your faith if you haven't done so already. (Again, let me know if you'd like to see this topic appear in my content in the future.) I struggled with faith in believing that my husband existed and would find me so I really had to work on developing in this area and exercising my faith. (Mark 11:24) Lastly, you'll want to clear the clutter. This means that if you're hanging on to a guy because you don't want to be lonely but you know he isn't God's best for you, you've got to let him go. In order for God to bless you with His best, you need to be in position. Ask Him to prepare you for your future husband and make the necessary adjustments as the Lord lays it on your heart.
Were ALL Your Prayers Answered, LaRissa?
I'd say 99% of my prayers were answered! Minor things like an eye color that I was fascinated by when I was younger or a specific location in the country may have been a little different but who cares about those things, right? I have a husband for crying out loud! Also, some things I prayed for are things that may manifest later throughout life. Like, having local, godly friends to go on double dates with. (We both moved away from our hometowns and have to start over.) But overall, yes, all my prayers were answered and I believe that that is because I invited the Lord to help me to know what to pray for. So here are just 5 examples of things I specifically asked God for and He answered:
1. I prayed that he has a personal relationship with Jesus, be spirit-filled and live a lifestyle that honors God. (He does and did before he even met me)
2. I prayed that we be physically attracted to one another and that he be taller that 6'0. (He's 6'1 & the mutual attraction is real!)
3. I prayed that he would be a virgin like I was and would wait to kiss me until our wedding day. (He was and he did)
4. I prayed that he would be a great leader for our family and head of our home. (He is)
5. I prayed that he would set and keep boundaries in courtship, make his intentions known to me and ask my dad for his approval to court me and his blessing to marry me. (He did all of those things on his own without me asking or even mentioning it to Him)
It's super awesome to be able to go back to my journal and look at how God answered precisely. If my life were a movie, it would be like my prayers/journal came to life and became this incredible man that I now call my husband. I totally encourage my Christian sisters to do this if you believe God has placed the desire for marriage in your heart. Now is the time to prepare, Sis!
How exciting, one day, you'll look back and see God's goodness in answering your prayers with the manifestation of a godly husband!
Comment below: What qualities are you praying that your future husband has?
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So, I'm sure you know by now that I am engaged to the love of my life and I give all glory to God because all things are possible with Him! Now, before I get into the details of how my fiancé proposed, I first want to share my testimony that I found to be an encouragement to many people on social media.
You see this picture (above) which is a beautiful moment of my life. However, what many don’t know is that one year ago, I was completely single. I’d just come out of a very short, self-ordained relationship so I was nursing the wounds of a break up. I remember literally crying out to God and surrendering to Him. I told Him that in the natural, me ever getting married looked almost impossible as at that time I had ZERO prospects. I remember saying “Lord, who in the world is left?! 😩” But I decided to walk by faith and not by sight. I decided to believe what the Bible says. I pursued Jesus with my whole heart because I knew I NEEDED Him. He healed & pruned my heart within days. Less than 3 months later, I met my (now) fiancé! A man who I shared brief exchanges with 5 years earlier & didn’t even realize it. The same man who I spent weeks platonically conversating with in 2016 without even knowing that I was talking to my future husband. So all along, through my occasional tears & frustration, GOD KNEW!! He saw the plans He had for me. He knew what He was about to do in my life. And God sees your whole story too...so trust Him. I promise, it’s worth it! #ItsWorthTheWait
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Have you ever seen a couple where it just looked like one person was head over heels while the other one appeared to be unhappy or indecisive? Have you ever been in a relationship that way? Unfortunately, I can answer yes to both of those questions.
One sided relationships seem to be more common than we may think and sometimes we find ourselves in them without even realizing it. However, no one deserves to experience the feeling of giving 150% while their significant other contributes close to nothing toward the relationship.
Let's look at 6 signs that identify whether a relationship is one sided or not.
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