Throughout our blogging experience, Krystal and I have had the honor of meeting some really remarkable people. We have been blessed by other blogs, have learned a TON from other bloggers and have started to create really unique relationships. When we created the ministry of Little Light on a Hill, it was to encourage other women and to create a community. Little did we know that we would be blessed by the women we met along the way!
There are some blogs that I have found in this journey that I read almost daily, one of them being SheLoves Magazine (seriously, check it out! They talk about anything and everything that involves women). Through the SheLoves community, I’ve been lead to other blogs and communities, which leads me to Modern Ruth Project.
Friends, I can not say enough good things about Joanna. She created Modern Ruth Project for the purpose of encouraging women who are single or who have gotten married later in life. Yes and amen!
Joanna reached out to me after seeing a comment of mine on one of the SheLoves blog posts that was about marriage (you can read that post here). I had shared a little about my story and passion for encouraging single women to focus on Christ. She wanted to feature my “modern Ruth” story on her blog and I could not have been more excited.
I hope that you take a look around Modern Ruth Project and share with friends. It’s so important to encourage others and I feel so blessed to be able to be a tiny, little part of Joanna’s ministry!
Age At Marriage
29 (5 months shy of 30!)
Tell me a little about the journey from meeting to marriage, starting with how you met!
Josh and I had met at the church we both go to but at the time I was in a relationship with someone else. While we knew each other we didn’t really know each other well or hang out. After my breakup, Josh and I got closer because he was really good friends with my brother-in-law. Coming out of a very serious relationship I was not in the mindset of wanting another relationship. I had been praying that whoever came next would be “the one” and would have to work their tushie off for me! We continued to get closer and closer and one day I realized that I was starting to have feelings for him. However, I am stubborn and had my heart broken so I wasn’t in a place where I could be vulnerable enough to tell him. Long story short, after a few months of hanging out and getting to know each other he told me that he had feelings for me but was only interested if this was something I could see being serious. He wasn’t interested in “dating around”. After a year of dating, Josh asked me to be his wife and we get married in a month!
What was your biggest struggle as a single person, and what helped you overcome it?
The thing that I struggled with most was the pure fact that ALL my friends my age were married with at least one kiddo. I saw my friends (and then their younger siblings) get married and start their lives with their loves and I was still single. I thought that maybe something was wrong with me or that I was undesirable. Once I learned to turn to God for comfort, I found that I am already whole in Him. I already have everything I need in Him. It was only when I started putting my identity in my Savior rather than my relationship status that I began to love who I was without a man by my side.
To read the rest of the interview head over to Modern Ruth Project!