Dating Other People (How We Met, Part 2)

Yesterday, I shared the first part of the story of how Scott and I met. Today, I’m sharing a second part of the story. (Yes, that means there’s a third part. I’m on a roll!) Letters. On Paper. Mailed with Stamps! A few casual dates, one formal one...

Throwback Thursday on the Blog: How We Met

Normally, Throwback Thursday is an Instagram thing and a hashtag (#tbt or #throwbackthursday). But I found the entire story of how Scott and I ended up together today and thought I’d post it. The Mikes It was 1996 at Cedarville College, and I was a sophomore....

On Turning 37

I’m 37 years old. I’ve been telling people I’m almost 37 for a couple of months now, but today I can say it officially. For some reason, it seems significant to me. Maybe it’s because 37 is within spitting distance of 40. Maybe it’s...

News Flash: You Probably Won’t Marry a Virgin

We need to talk about sex. That much is clear from the response to recent posts on the damage done to individuals and couples by the purity culture. People have shared story after story of heartache, guilt, shame, and unmet expectations (or in many cases, flat-out...