A Nest {longings of a girl’s heart}

Question: this fall, how many photos did you see on Facebook of tiny dorm rooms, decorated with twinkly lights and cute bedspreads and snapshots of familiar faces? Keep scrolling, and how many photos do you see of front porches and kitchen tables, decorated for fall with pumpkins, scarecrows, and various hues of red and orange? Hop…

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A Husband {longings of a girl’s heart}

And long after her little-girl dreams of a hero to sweep her off her feet… beyond her longings to be desired and to be romanced… ultimately, she {most women} longs for a husband. For one man to love more than life itself. One man to adventure with the rest of her days. One man to come…

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Commitment {longings of a girl’s heart}

I’m going to go ahead and give you a strong hint to what tomorrow’s post topic will be when I say this… but I felt the order of longings was relevant here as we explore what we, as girls, need from our men. Somewhere between romance and a husband, a woman needs to know commitment….

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Romance {longings of a girl’s heart}

Ardent, passionate, fervent. Displaying or expressing love or strong affection. A preoccupation with or idealizing of one’s beloved. Dominated by idealism, desire for adventure, chivalry.  Fanciful, impractical, unrealistic.  This is how the Dictionary describes the word “romantic.” I find it somewhat amusing that these definitions move through the full spectrum of the word, from the…

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To Be Desired {longings of a girl’s heart}

This is a big switching-of-gears, at least in my head, from the last few days talking about our friendships with other women, to begin exploring the longings of our feminine hearts regarding men. Men – we all have different reactions to that word. Some of us, in men, find close friends who feel we can get along…

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Authenticity {longings of a girl’s heart}

Authenticity. It’s something we both long for…and fear. The idea of being real is so inviting…yet terrifying. Isn’t it? Can I tell you three things that I’ve noticed in life about authenticity? Number one: We start out completely authentic, as children. Have you ever noticed how unfiltered little kids are? They will say anything and everything that comes…

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A Hero {longings of a girl’s heart}

Remember that thing about how girls want to be the princess? Well, every princess needs her hero, right? Naturally. Some of you independent ladies are going to object to this, I know. It can easily be taken as a stereotype- a weak woman who needs a hero to rescue her. You don’t buy it. You…

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Beauty {longings of a girl’s heart}

I’m taking a deep breath as I approach this particular longing, because it’s an intimidating one. Beauty is such a sensitive subject. As women, it affects our souls, our view of ourselves, our feelings of worth and identity, our confidence or lack thereof, even the way we relate to other people. Some would say it’s…

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To be the Princess {longings of a girl’s heart}

Girls, let’s admit it… we all wanted to be the princess, didn’t we? As we grew up watching Cinderella, Snow White, and Belle; when we read the stories of Pride & Prejudice or Anne of Green Gables…. didn’t most of us dream of being the girl in such in a story? The princess? The heroine?…

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To Have Worth {longings of a girl’s heart}

A woman’s heart longs to know that she has worth – that she’s valued for who she is as a person. As ladies, we’re often mixed-up about where our worth comes from, aren’t we? The society and media around us tell us that we’re valued for our clear skin, our clothing choices, our careers and…

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