There was a time when I felt like God was calling me to write a book.
I have said it many times before but I will say it again, Luke and I dated a long time before we got engaged. Five years to be exact.
For some reason there is a huge misconception in the Christian world. The misconception is that if two God following believers are dating then they should get married ASAP. I don't know where this misconception came from, or why it developed but it happens and we fell victim to this misconception many times.
The very first year we started dating (we were 19) I had a couple of people just assume that we were getting married that next year. This happened to scare the heck out of a young Indian boy who shall remain nameless for this story.
So here I was 4 years later still dating the same boy and still not married, so I went out on search for a book to help me get through my trying time. Man life was stressful.
Alas, after searching countless book selections I found that there was no book devoted to Waiting While Dating (that would have been the title of my book).
There were books for girls waiting for a man, there were books about staying pure while dating, there were books for engaged couples, and there were books for married couples but there were no books for people who were dating, but still waiting for God's timing.
It may seem silly but at the time it was a very big and real deal to me.
So I decided that God was calling me to write this book.
So I truly attempted to write this book.
I never got past the first chapter.
Not because I got engaged, no, that did not happen for another year or so, I never got past the first chapter because I realized that maybe it wasn't God that was calling me to write the book. Maybe I was just wanting to get a point out, and I didn't need to write a whole book for this one point.
Do not ask a girl when she is getting married, or why she hasn't gotten married yet. That is something that is between the two people dating, and the one thing they do know is to trust God. To you it may seem like just one quesion but you may be the fifth person that week that has asked her that quesion and asking her isn't helping things, its pretty much just annoying.
That would have been my book, Waiting While Dating. I still love the title.
Yesterday a couple of you mentioned that you were going to 'steal' my idea and do a picture for every month for your anniversary. Don't worry it wasn't my idea, I stole it from Steph! She did it and I loved it! So steal away! :-)