Today's post is written by Merritt of The Marriage Readiness Project. I'm introducing you to some of my online favorites while I take a bit of a maternity leave. I appreciate Merritt's passion for making singleness a little less lonely while filling it with God's purpose. Enjoy!
There was a season (okay, maybe it was a decade+) when my perspectives on love and relationships needed a little dose of simplicity.
Whenever I was dating someone, my thoughts ran circles around themselves in my mind wondering if this could finally be The One. But it seemed he never was. I was obsessed with getting married—not necessarily for the wedding but for the man whose arm I’d be holding onto ‘til death do we part. To top it all off I didn’t have a very realistic view of marriage...but I had no idea until I actually got married.
My name is Merritt, and I’ve learned a lot since those tumultuous years of singleness. As a result, my passion today is helping single women find and hold onto healthy perspectives of marriage. I desire to see them set free from the drive to seek their fulfillment in men and relationships.
So, I started a blog called The Marriage Readiness Project with two objectives. I want to encourage ‘still-single’ Christian women to:
- Put Jesus first, above their desire for marriage, and
- Prepare their hearts and minds with a strong, biblical foundation before entering into a dating relationship.
It’s not easy to do either of these in our obsessively romantic and sex-charged world. Walking down this road requires courage and effort and community. No one should have to travel this road alone. That’s why I am gathering women together in camaraderie, compassion and courage to glorify God in their singleness.
If you’re single, you have a story to share about your journey, and I want to hear it. Would you spend five minutes answering a few questions for me? Click here to go to the survey.
If you’re married, maybe you know a single woman you’d like to encourage on her journey. I’d love to have you point her my way. I’ve set up a quick survey—just for single women. Would you please invite your single friends to share their thoughts with me here?
Many thanks to Trina for the opportunity to share my passions with you during her maternity leave (and way to go Trina on taking the time you need for your new baby and growing family!!).
for more from merritt:
blog | The Marriage Readiness Project
facebook | TMRProject
twitter | @MarriageRP