Dating after thirty
She recalls, “Before you knew it, I had slept with one too many guys, and I was now the girl on campus with a ‘reputation’ -- the girl who slept around and who no one respected.” How could it have happened?
She met plenty of guys but none of them seemed to work out except for one – the one Audrey calls “Ishmael.” “Everything seemed to be just right except for the gnawing thought in my brain that this wasn't the fit God had in mind,” she explains. “I had given up on ‘illegal sex’ 'cause that had brought me nothing but grief.[Genesis , NIV] “I read Genesis with new eyes, and the Holy Spirit enlightened a scripture I had read and heard a thousand times,” she says.In January of 2004, Audrey took her “rhema word” and began praying for a husband.Turned out, dating as a divorced 35-year-old was a great way to pass the time until I felt ready for a relationship again.Behold the 16 stages of my journey, illustrated with GIFs featuring sassy women.God didn't intend for my heart to be hurt again and again but I continued to step outside of God's plan for me.
Hurt happened, and it hurt more than it should have.” After getting her heart broken enough times, Audrey began searching for a lasting love.
“When it's done outside of the covenant of marriage, you give away pieces of yourself.
Before you know it, very little of who you truly are is left.
He arranged the entire festive event aboard the Spirit of Washington cruise ship.
As the party sailed gently down the Potomac River and she danced the night away in his arms, everyone marveled at what a wonderful husband Fred was.
God wanted more.” She knew she needed to sow good things to reap a good man but she wasn’t quite sure how to do it...