True Love waits…and waits…and waits…..

Photo credit: Zach Ricks
Photo credit: Zach Ricks

A lot of you who know me may be wondering why my Facebook profile has a picture of Peter and me kissing when I always say, “kissing looks gross.” There’s a small part of mine and Peter’s story we kept for our family, close friends and ourselves.

We didn’t kiss on the lips until the morning of our wedding.  

 When we set the standard of not kissing, boundaries became harder. We were allowed to kiss on the cheek and hand but there were times we decided to not even do that. We struggled along the way.  

Some may say we were too extreme but…

fighting to love each other the right way is not extreme.

Because of our broken pasts The Scariest Road we had to be, so-called ‘extreme.’ Had we kissed before our wedding it wouldn’t of been sinning. We would’ve just been falling short of goals we set and therefore making the other less important than our selfish desires. 

    We continue to thank God for our victories. Now that we are married we are more aware of the physical and emotional connection kissing has. The idea of kissing someone besides my husband is foreign and wrong.

I write this to encourage those who are fighting for a healthy relationship centered in Christ. You can do it. So don’t stop fighting for it.

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The Little Girl Inside

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    ” Mihaela, dad wants to talk to you” I begin to sweat.  It was Trevor’s fault. My twenty-four year old self kept repeating the same sentence in my head as I was approaching my dad. I was nervous. Even though it has been years since Trevor and I had been blaming each other for things the little girl inside me thinks, if it’s bad then it’s his fault.

    This Summer I am getting married. But I can still say the little girl inside me is not dead in fact she is just growing. Her last name, her lifestyle, her home,  and her family will change. But not her siblings, her desires, and her God. You see, she is still in me. The changes are not going to change her heart they will conform to her. 

    Peter will be my desire, my home, my family. He is an addition for my siblings and for my walk with Christ. The little girl who knows herself best Your Cup Of Tea listened to her heart and chose the change because she knew her God and her desires. 

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