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Finding Freedom in God’s Plans

Finding Freedom in God’s Plans

Before I begin the article here is a little intro to my readers about why I’ve been MIA and what the future of this ministry, A Lovely Calling will look like =)

Lately I’ve been thinking bout this blog. I really love it. I love the girls who follow this blog and have stayed more devoted to it than I have. I want you to know that I’ve changed quite a bit in the last year. I got married and since..

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To The Woman Who is Losing Heart

To The Woman Who is Losing Heart

Have you felt like a weight has fallen over you? Are you stuck in a place in life where nothing seems to be changing? Where the same thing happens day in and day out and you’re not getting anywhere? Have you prayed and begged God for something and not seen an answer? Do you feel like you’re being held back but can’t put a finger on what it is that’s got a hold over you?

Maybe you are a mom with..

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A Love Story Only God Could Write Part 2

A Love Story Only God Could Write Part 2

Thank you all for such a lovely response to the first post about Dylan and I’s love story! Here is part 2.

September 30th, 2015: Wednesday night, Dylan and I had gone to a Bible study and picked up a kitten for my little brother’s birthday present. We were driving home with a crying baby kitty and were talking about Dylan’s fear and concern about his past having a bad affect on me. He was..

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A Love Story Only God Could Write Part 1

A Love Story Only God Could Write Part 1

April 2015: I was a wreck. The past winter and spring had been the darkest time in my life. I had gone through a terrible,  relationship a few months before and I was struggling with fear, doubt, anger, bitterness, depression and anorexia. God was calling me into a deeper walk with him but I was too consumed with what had gone wrong in my life to reach out to Him. Not that I wasn’t doing my..

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10 Real “Relationship Goals” Everyone Should Have

10 Real “Relationship Goals” Everyone Should Have

When “Relationship Goals” first became a thing I thought it was pretty cute. There are images of couples doing really cute, funny things together with the caption “relationship goals”. They are quite popular with everyone it seems. From pictures of couples kissing and holding each other, doing cute poses, to being super awkward and funny together. While the idea is cute and the sentiment is..

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Why You Should Ditch Your Husband Checklist

Why You Should Ditch Your Husband Checklist

A little while ago, one of my friends went on a date with a guy. He was attractive, fun, loved the Lord, passionate, and she loved spending time with him. As her best friend though, something about this guy rubbed me the wrong way. He had this long list of qualifications necessary to be his girlfriend.

The many qualifications on this list ranged from “sexy,” to “passionate woman of God”, to..

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What Won’t Change When You’re Married

What Won’t Change When You’re Married

As a young child, I could hardly wait for my twelve torturous years of school to be over. I would count down the days until I would no longer be chained down by paper and pen. I would finish each school day with the exciting thought that someday soon I would graduate. I would be an adult, and this tiresome time of lessons and homework would all be over.

Yet now that kindergarten through sixth..

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What’s a Girl to do When God Forgets to Write Her Love Story?

What’s a Girl to do When God Forgets to Write Her Love Story?

I grew up reading (and rereading) the insanely popular relationship books on courtship and dating. Titles like, “When God Writes Your Love Story,” “When Dreams Come True,” “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” “Boy Meets Girl” and several others were well worn books on my bookshelf.

As a 14,15,16 and 17 year old girl I was gung ho on board with the idea of “leaving the pen in God’s hands.”

I trusted God..

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What Makes Marriage Strong and Beautiful

What Makes Marriage Strong and Beautiful

Love is a complicated infrastructure.

A thing you are either building up or letting fall into decay.

What makes it strong are the deeds done in the everyday walk of life.

What makes it beautiful is two unique people coming together and making their own unique kind of love.

It doesn’t come from textbooks or formulas, or to-do lists.

You’ve probably seen my parents from afar, either online here..

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How You Can Be Preparing for Marriage

How You Can Be Preparing for Marriage

Let’s say that you’re at a time in your life where you could be in a relationship that leads to marriage. What are you doing to prepare for that role? It is an important stage in your life and you will probably (with God’s hand) be married for the rest of your life. But if we are headed for such a huge blessing and responsibility, then what are we to do to prepare for that?

What knowledge..

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