How do you know he’s the one? How do you know she’s the girl you’re supposed to marry? How do you really know you’re right for each other?
These are the kinds of questions Nick and Chelsea Hurst have been asked since over 2 million people began to follow their love story, engagement, and marriage on YouTube. And today, they’re going to dive deeper into the guidance they received, the lessons they learned, and the questions they asked themselves and each other as they navigated the biggest decision of their lives.
Pack your bags! You’re coming with me to Melbourne, Florida for a Fresh Grounded Faith conference where this episode was recorded LIVE! Kelly Minter, Michael O’Brien, and I sat around the bistro table answering questions from the audience, and wow, did they have some great questions!
We talk about how to manage your expectations, what to do when you feel God is far away, and how to deal with doubt. Kelly also shares why she isn’t married, and I answered several interesting questions about my blindness.
How can I learn to pray? How can I grow in contentment when I’m single but would rather be married? How can I overcome the same old fears? How can I trust God with the people I love when they don’t believe in Him?
Whew! Good questions, right?
Well, today on the 4:13 Podcast, we are sitting around the bistro table at Fresh Grounded Faith answering those questions and many more.
My daughter-in-law Caroline is joining us for Java today! And even though I’ve posted this before, it’s too good not to share it again today. She’s talking about Valentine’s Day – the expectations and the reality. She’s a 20-something with a great perspective that will encourage and challenge you.
guest post by Caroline Rothschild
Today is Valentine’s Day. In the middle school world, it’s the day that roses are delivered to classrooms and kids walk around with giant teddy bears bought from the grocery store. In the adult world, it can easily move from being about chocolate to something far more complex; the day can too often become about feeling loved.
I wrote the post below about 4 years ago, and I find myself publishing it again each year because, somehow, it stays relevant. Regardless of age or stage of life or relationship status, the post stays relevant because it’s really not about Valentine’s Day; it’s about expectations. And, so often, our expectations are set so high that they are bound to let us down.
Valentine’s Day in elementary school rocked. Back then the only downside was creating the Valentine’s box. Every year I tried to make these outlandish boxes that inevitably failed, and then my dad would come to the rescue and do damage control on my box super-late the night before Valentine’s Day.