I’ve had one of those days recently. A day when being single just weighs on you. When all your single friends are busy and your married friends are, well, married. You spend most of the day trying to be productive. Reading. Writing. Praying. Then you eventually start just medicating. Turn on the TV. Put down the book and people watch at Starbucks, or what ever small coffee shop the hipsters prefer. But the more you medicate, the more something deep inside stirs, longing for more. Longing for depth – for wholeness. And all of these feelings come down to one thing.
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You know those typically annoying advertisement videos on YouTube that play before the video you actually want to watch? Well, that’s where all this started. I saw the first few seconds of the advertisement and thought it would at least be amusing. Interestingly enough, this video wasn’t annoying, and was thought-provoking as well as amusing. It turns out it was a video produced by Glamour Magazine. I don’t follow Glamour’s YouTube or Twitter feeds, and I don’t think it would make much sense if I did. Nothing against them or those who follow them, and I think even they would agree that it wouldn’t make sense if they were to get to know me for less than an hour.
The video caught my attention because it was apparently part of a Why Do Guys? series. This video has Tracy Pendergast and Katlyn Carlson going out on the street and asking guys a few questions. The main one seemed to be Why do guys cheat?
You’re probably wondering why I wrote almost every day for a month and then basically dropped off the face of the Earth over the past couple weeks. Part of it is that there was a post I didn’t want to write, and nothing else came until I was obedient to what I felt the Lord compelling me to write. The other part of it is that I was completely exhausted. Reading and writing every day, on top of work and trying to be social, on top of being busy Saturday night through Tuesday night. Trying to be faithful to all of those things left me winded. But there’s more to it than that.
It seems that somehow WordPress isn’t wanting to work correctly as far as the categories go. So, for those who are interested, below are the links to the posts I wrote concerning redefining marriage. I felt this was necessary to put together because it’s such a sensitive issue that I at least want to be able to point people to one place where they can understand my view on this issue more holistically than Twitter allows, and that I’ll forget things in other forms of conversation.
I’ve been quiet this past week. Part of that is because I wasn’t feeling well and didn’t want to think any more than absolutely necessary. Part of that was because I felt I needed to write this post, and I honestly didn’t want to. I kept waiting for other words to come, so I could say something else. But nothing did. So, this is my story. It involves other people. I can’t tell their story and wouldn’t presume to try, but I felt compelled to tell mine.