Preparing for Valentine’s Day, the Tinder way

Different year, same situation. Valentine's Day is soon approaching, with less than a week away! My friends who are in a relationship are excited, shopping for a cute outfit to wear and planning out their makeup. They are scurrying to find their boyfriends the right gift and some are even planning on what to say … Continue reading Preparing for Valentine’s Day, the Tinder way

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A 17-word love story.

Hannah Brencher has a way of putting my thoughts into words I can never fathom to put together myself. This post is truly beautiful, thought provoking, and painful.

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“Do you think you would forget her?” I asked him.

We were weaving down the sidewalk beside Ponce De Leon Avenue. Him and I were just two small flecks to the cars whipping by— him in a bright green shirt, me in red flats that always garner compliments from strangers.

“I mean, hypothetically,” I retracted a bit. “If you could, do you think you would forget her?”

We’d spent the hour talking about his love story over boxed sushi lunches and water with lemon. That’s always what I do with a lunch break— find a good love story, in book or human heart form.

He talked about her like she was the only thing that ever existed in his orbit. Like he forgot to ever look around to see if others existed. Like she could easily sweep in and take the sun’s place. I mean, the way he talked about…

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When love is neither patient nor kind

1 Corinthians 13:4-13 (NIV) 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love … Continue reading When love is neither patient nor kind

Valentine’s for the lonely?

  Love, love everywhere. When we're single we probably see love a lot more than when we're actually "in love." It's a constant reminder of what we don't have. It's what we might have had once, but somehow lost. We see what we want to see and forget that behind that couple who seems oh … Continue reading Valentine’s for the lonely?