First of all, thank you so much for your support of “Change the Conversation” through your reviews and purchases. I couldn’t do it without you!
I’m excited to have some time to share more about the book with you on the blog over the next month. Even though this was the second book I’ve written, (“Bloom” the devotional is currently in the works!) it is a topic near and dear to my heart because of the potential impact dating choices have in the lives of teens and young adults.
The Power of a Pause
I’ve gotten such a good response from people with a variety of backgrounds and seasons of life, which is so encouraging to me. This book is not meant to be a detailed list of all the things you should or shouldn’t do in a dating relationship. There are plenty of other books that do that, some that cause more harm than good.
In any book that I read, I love something that makes me pause. Pause to reflect on what is going on in my heart. Pause to examine if there is something I need to change. Pause to say a prayer or give thanks.
The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps.
In the midst of, well…living, a pause is also what give us the chance to choose God’s way in a situation where we are tempted to go the way of our flesh. A pause to rephrase a harsh rebuke, a pause to ignore and delete a message, a pause to say no, a pause to redirect your steps from a negative situation.
There is power in pause.
I hope that this book provides that for any who read it: a moment to pause and consider how you approach dating, whether it’s teens and young adults hoping to further frame their ideals and intentions toward dating, or parents and youth workers looking to open up healthy conversation.
In what area of your life do you need to hit the pause button?