Building Healthy Relationships Podcast: Will You Believe?
February 14, 2015
Building Healthy Relationships: Part 1- What I’ve Learned.
Building Healthy Relationships: Part 2- Will You Believe?
As simple minded as it may be, when I was a young girl, my heart’s one true desire was to be married. But not just to any old man. Like most girls, I dreamed of sailing off into the sunset with the man of my dreams.
We often met at the ball. Me wearing my glass slippers, and he dressed to the nines in his perfectly pressed, black tuxedo. When the night began, we danced alone. But before the clock struck midnight, from across the room our eyes met.
My life was changed in an instant. It was love at first sight.
I knew he was “the one.” But more importantly, he knew me, as well.
I was his princess.
And he– was my prince; the man I had dreamed about for years. The one I spent a lifetime waiting for. He who knew me better than anyone else. The one who spent a lifetime cherishing, admiring and pampering me, his beloved wife. It was he, who could read my heart by simply looking into my eyes. My prince- the one who recognized my beauty and could see my worth. It was he- the only gentleman in the world worthy of my love.
It was my fairy tale. My dream. My heart’s desire…
Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
In reality, I spent years waiting for the ball, expecting to one day meet my prince. For years, I was disappointed. Discouragement made her home in my heart. I’d lie awake at night wondering, “God- You who created the Universe- Why won’t you grant me just this one wish?”
It took some time, but eventually I came to understand… I wasn’t yet the wife deserving of the husband I so longed for.
In my time of waiting, God molded me into a woman perfectly suited for my loving prince. And, I promise you, he was well-worth the wait.
In this latest series, “Building Healthy Relationships,” I share some of the important lessons I learned in my time of waiting (lessons that have proven to be invaluable in the making of a beautiful life and healthy, happy relationships) and what you can do to begin the process of restoring and/or making stronger the relationships you are currently in.
Whether you are married or single, you will love this message of hope. God has a great plan for your life, and a great plan for your future. He desires that you have healthy, happy relationships. I am convinced that this series has the power to set you on course for a beautiful sunset and your own happily ever after.