As with the first problem, the reasons for this are hardly mysterious. More than that, infatuation is given to us by God — just read Song of Solomon.There’s no rebuke for the romantic miracle of true love.As I stepped in, I saw a beautiful young woman, whom I had never seen before, sitting on a couch. An ordinary night instantly transformed into “the rest of my life.” That was our beginning, seventeen years ago. In her histories (1 Samuel 12:8; 2 Kings ), in her poetry (Psalm 81:4–10), and in her prophecies (Daniel ; Amos 3:1), God retells the story of creating a nation for himself. Because remembering our past helps us make it through our present while we anticipate our future (Hebrews –26).Couples who are just entering that beginning stage are a sight to behold. Even the most grounded men and women can be brought to a giddy, distracted mess.
And she was ready to take a break from the breakups.
Alexi says it’s important to use this time to “figure out what you love to do and throw yourself into that passion.” Her theory is a sound one: “Let someone find you while you’re doing you.
You’re so much more attractive when you’re a fully realized person.” She’s enjoying feeling “so good on my own and solid in myself,” and trusts that she’ll eventually “find another fully realized person” to enhance her life rather than complete it. Delete those dating apps — and not just for the extra data.
A coffee shop near the university — that’s where our story started.
I can remember, in vivid detail, walking into that familiar café with absolutely no clue I was about to meet her. Again and again, the people of God remember their origins.