Someone (who has a much more serious chronic illness than I do) recently asked me if it were selfish of her to want to get married or even just date. Her rationale was that she is sick a lot which would not make her as good a partner or future parent. She might even have a shortened lifespan because of it.
While I was in school, I was just a nice person in general. I felt it was important to treat everyone with kindness and respect and I smiled a lot. This aspect of my personality, however, turned into a bit of a problem when I began to garner unwanted attention. Continue reading
The verse is hammered into our heads when we’re old enough to date: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers…” There are pretty much a slew of verses in the Bible that mean the same thing but 2 Corinthians 6:14 seems to be the most commonly quoted.
One of the most common questions I’ve run across in the Quora “Being Single” section is some variation of “Will I be single forever?” I wish I could say it wasn’t a question I had had myself. One that I’ve wondered many, many times over the years.
Earlier this year I read a book by Dr. Elaine Aron called The Highly Sensitive Person and suddenly my entire life made more sense. All the hours tucked away with a book and the general dislike of busy, social events had a valid reason. I wasn’t weird or touched in the head. Just a little more sensitive than most people I know.