7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 53

— 1 —   This Week’s Post:  The 3-Date Rule    I hope the post cleared up some of the confusion!  

— 2 —   Next Week’s Post:  I get so many great questions from you girls.  Over the next couple of weeks, I plan to post my responses to Reader’s questions!  Don’t worry, the details will be changed to protect privacy.  The best one was when a girl asked me what I thought about her dating situation.  I told her I thought she should break up with the guy.  Then….ahh…you have to come back and see what happened!  I am also excited about some guest posts in the future!

 3 —   Not Alone Series: This week’s NAS topic was Settling.  To settle or not to settle.  That was the question!  Morgan’s post from Follow and Believe was especially good.  It also helped that she gave me a little shout out.  ha ha.  No, I think I am being impartial.  All of the posts were great and none of the girls seemed to considered settling an option.  I have my own post on expectations and how I wondered the same thing when I was single.  Morgan nailed it though when she described the struggle that ensues when one is tempted to settle:

“…We all have moments of weakness where thoughts of “my standards are too high” or “no one will ever meet my expectations” or “all the great guys are taken” creep in…which then lead us to thinking/considering that maybe, just maybe, we should lower our standards and be more “realistic”.”

— 4 —  Spotlight On: This week’s spotlight is on Hallie from Moxie Wife for her spotlight on her husband’s gorgeous words about marriage:

 “The assignment for this chapter was to provide some hope for married people. One cause for hopelessness may lie in these facts: the supernatural grace given in the Sacrament of Marriage exists in union with everyday life; the latter is visible, the former is invisible; the latter is prosaic, the former is profound; the latter is frustrating and cruel, the former is the life of God breathing peace and charity. These are opposite things. Only God knows how to weave them together so that the latter is taken up into the former and perfected—how can we regular folk, who are year in and year out writhing in pain to bring forth children or toiling with sweaty faces to coax thorn-covered crops from the cursed ground, be expected to worthily live the vocation of marriage that God gives to us?”

— 5 —   The Virgin Mary:  Did you see this?  

— 6 —   Braces:  Our son got braces this week.  He is not quite 9 years old and it is a small but critical correction that should only take 6 months. Neither Gregg nor I had them so we had very little experience to go on.  He looks adorable in them. Although the adjustment has been hard for him, he has been a trooper! 

 —— Shout Out To TVOC:  Sarah Thérèse is a new contributor over at the very popular blog, Catholic Young Women.  Well, imagine my excitement when I realized that in her latest post she referred the girls to The Veil of Chastity blog.  If you haven’t already, check out this fabulous blog.  9 different young, Catholic women contribute to the blog which was started in 2007.  There are 59 posts alone on the topic of Singleness and Waiting!  Great stuff. Thank you for the shout out my sweet friend, Sarah Thérèse!

God love and bless you!

p.s.  Today is the First Friday of the month and I will be praying for those of you on my Divine Mercy Chaplet prayer list during Adoration of our Lord!  If you want to be added to my list, write to me or comment and I will pray for you every week!

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