I always hated high-school shows and high-school movies, because they were always about the cool kids.It was always about dating and sex, and all the popular kids, and the good-looking kids.To the newness of being alone in the house with time and space to work. Though it deeply affected me as a teen, writing about that experience in my first memoir seemed to lessen the power of it for me in ways that were both healing and quieting.But now, as I’m newly without small children and thinking about what my next writing work might be, I’m haunted by that book. Have you tasted pain in dating, drifted through one romance or, possibly, several of them? I Kissed Dating Goodbye shows what it means to entrust your love life to God., that troubling, formational text for so many of us who grew up in the 90’s evangelical culture.A woman's heart, and a woman's life---And a woman's wonderful love.Do you know you have asked for this priceless thing As a child might ask for a toy?
You require your mutton shall always be hot, Your socks and your shirt be whole; I require your heart be true as God's stars And as pure as His heaven your soul.
Is your heart an ocean so strong and true, I may launch my all on its tide?
“A Woman's Question Do you know you have asked for the costliest thing Ever made by the Hand above?
Not the content itself anymore…but the fact that someone who was clearly trying to be true to their faith perspective and obedient to their calling – someone who truly and deeply loved God – could write a book that detonated like a landmine and caused so much harm to an entire generation.
As a writer who finds herself dealing with matters of faith, this is absolutely terrifying to me.