It is finally here!
Pinch me, it’s here! In less than a week, I am so honored to launch the book that came straight from my heart. Sometimes it was painful to get through, other times it was hysterical, it was definitely a LOT of work and by the end I wanted to throw in the towel if I had to read the same sentence for the 30th time again! Welcome to the world of editing.
Not an easy feat…I remember when I was done with the book and my publisher wanted me to write an additional 3,000 words. WHAT? I thought I was going to quit right then. But of course knowing me, I pouted and then got write back to the writing board.
Did you know I actually did not want to write this book originally? Nope, I really didn’t. I am a spa owner, a business lady. Why in the world would I write a Christian dating book? Well, I will tell ya-I had a constant annoyance always coming around in my subconscious pushing me to do it. I would brush it off and then dab nab it, there it was again. God was not going to let it go. He wanted me to write this book. I was so confused on why he wanted ME to write the book as my writing isn’t the greatest, I am all over the place, tell it like it is and do not sugar coat anything and I am a style blogger. It was also annoying to me because I was SO busy. In fact, a lot of people ask how in the world did I have time to write it?
The answer was-over time. And now I know it was meant to take the length that it did. Over the time it took to write- I grew, I matured, I hadn’t met that person who would give significant advice yet or had read that article I needed to yet. It took that long for me to heal from the wounds I had myself and I had a lot of soul searching to do.
I remember pitching the idea to my now publisher and feeling quite silly pitching “a Christian dating book”. I had just gotten out of an un Godly relationship and was a complete mess. He probably thought I was using the session as a therapy session:) But for some reason, God pushed me to march right in there and start listing my ideas. I wanted it to be different-not just from my perspective.
I wanted to not EVER again be in the mess I had been in before. I wanted to be strong enough and date God’s way next time that no man would break my heart again because the next man I would actually completely give it to…would be my HUSBAND.
And OH how wonderful God is!
I was dating my now husband Jeff (and I also absolutely loathed to date-I would have rather been in my jammies watching a movie instead of uncomfortable dinners and chit chat) during the editing phase of this book and would literally ask him questions from the book on our dates. He had no idea I was pulling it straight from my book! Fast forward to June this past year we got married. And now he will be by my side at the book launch. He was worth every single minute of waiting for him to come along. And I wish the same for you.
DROP by and say HELLO to us THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH from 4-7pm at M.Judson books in Greenville!
A perfect gift for yourself, a loved one, a daughter/son, Christmas gift…. no pressure to buy one-I really just want to meet everyone!
If you are still interested in purchasing the book and cannot make it or do not live locally, select the link below to purchase a hard copy or digital from AMAZON.
SEE YOU THERE!
(and of course as a style blogger I found the perfect blue tassel earring to go with my dress!)
An official tidbit about the book:
Dating in modern times can be confusing and seem more complicated than ever. How do you date and get close to someone while keeping God first? When meeting someone new, there are many questions and scenarios to be thought about. Should he pursue first? How often should you spend time together? When should you start attending church as a couple? Should you serve in the same area? When into the relationship should you hold hands or kiss? What do social media boundaries look like? While these specific questions are not directly answered in the Bible, it is comforting to know six couples who kept God first in the relationship and yet each had different answers to these questions and more. Waiting While Dating interviews six Christian couples who had different backgrounds and situations, some had been previously married and some had not. The couples span from meeting in their twenties, to thirties and forties. Each couple opens up and gives personal insight on what attracted them to their current spouse, how they held each other accountable, what leadership from the man looked like in the relationship, what patience looked like from the female perspective and many more intimate details. Whether you’re heading out on that next first date, are pondering about your current relationship, or whether you’re in the engagement phase, let Waiting While Dating open up some questions to help you keep God first while on your journey to finding your forever.