Bridgette Hayles.

20years old and young in heart. Learning to become the woman God intends me to be. Walking in the grace of Him daily. "I must decrease, so that He may increase" John 3:30.

The trouble with relationships not centered in Christ is that there are expectations one puts on the other to live up to. When one doesn’t live up to his or her expectations, we set up the other to disappoint us, fail us, or break our trust. Christ removes these expectations that do not allow us to be secure and humble.

Every relationship in the body between a man and a woman who are dating is to be built upon the reality of His presence in them. This way the honor and love is given in this perspective: that whatever challenges are faced, each values the other’s life above their own and seeing the other’s life as a gift given by God, rather than someone who needs to be changed to suit their needs.

My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.

Maya Angelou  (via missericaleigh)

(Source: psych-facts, via shepraises)

I know it is very hard to accept a love without conditions, but I know it exists: that He loved me when I was useless to him.

—Brooke Fraser (via kvtes)

(via starlit-glory)

starlit-glory:

Being married means taking a shower as often as a human being should be showering only because you feel sad to allow your husband to sleep beside you foul-smelling creature.

I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today.

—Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps (via psych-facts)

(via starlit-glory)