Sunday, March 1, 2009

30til30: Day 5

I have 30 days until I turn 30, so I thought I'd try to choose 30 moments that have helped shape who I am and want to be. Coming up with the list has been challenging...and enlightening. These are in no particular order.

5: When my ill-fated college relationship ended.
Long story short: I was in a stupid, reckless relationship in college and it ended over spring break. My mistakes: 
  • I didn't know him well enough before our relationship started.
  • I compromised my faith and morals in order to be with him.
  • I cared more about our relationship than his potential relationship with God.
How it shaped me:
  • I have a heart for Christian girls who are in relationships with non-Christians. I feel a real burden for them.
  • I held on to the bitterness and shame over the relationship for about three years before I started sharing about it to some great people.
  • After that relationship, I didn't date again until I knew I would be able to marry the person. It just so happened that I DID marry that person. ;-)

1 comment:

aaron said...

You were even better towards me. Thank you.