"In Love With Love ft. A Letter To My Girls" // Excerpt from #LOTFBOOK

"In Love With Love ft. A Letter To My Girls" // Excerpt from #LOTFBOOK

For Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d switch it up a little bit and actually post an excerpt, the last little bit of a chapter out of my recently released book, “Living Out Transparent Faith” .

“In Love With Love (Featuring a Letter to My Girls)” is chapter 8 in my book.

Now keeping in mind that my book was written while I was 16 years old, this was, and is still my heart on relationships and dating in a sense of my generation. At the end of this chapter, I included a short but sweet letter to the girls that may be in the shoes of singleness and not being content in their identity as a daughter of the One True King. I hope you enjoy, and if you haven’t picked up a copy of my book I will link it below.

Chapter 8:

"In Love With Love ft. A Letter To My Girls"

The best relationship advice I’ve ever received was from a sermon I watched when I was a freshman in high school. The link was actually sent to me by a friend, and it literally changed my entire perspective on dating. The pastor was talking about how we all have a “lane”; you have your own lane, and everyone else has their own lane as well. Now your lane should be traveled down beside Jesus and not on your own, but he was saying to never venture outside your lane—or in other words, to go “looking” for someone to fulfill the hopeless romantic desire in your heart. The pas- tor was saying how you will know you’ve found the right person when you stay in your lane, following Jesus, and this person’s lane intersects and combines with yours. Kind of like in harmony and in sync with each other. 

I think what the pastor meant by this was that if you’re fervently venturing outside your own lane, you’re showing a level of not being content in where God has you. But when you’re not constantly on the lookout for a girl or guy and you remain in sync with Jesus and His will for your life, you’re showing an amount of faith in what God has for you in this particular season. 

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So with all of that being said, girls and boys, prepare yourselves for who God has for you. Never settle. Don’t lower your standards. And when all else fails, wait. 

If you have the desire in your heart for a partner in life to love and further God’s kingdom with, Jesus will provide one. Man is not meant to be alone. Never forget though that first, we are Christ’s bride. Until you find that someone, you should be preparing yourself for him or her. You should also be covering your future spouse in prayer. 

In the seasons of waiting, the most powerful prayer you can pray is “Thy will be done.” 

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A letter to my girls out there, 

Dear sweet one,
I know it is so hard to not set your sights on the things of this world. While the world may tell you to put your worth in a boyfriend, your worth is in whose daughter you are. 

You, my love, are the daughter of the Almighty King. He goes before you and walks besides you. 

You are worthy. — You are loved. — You are beautiful. 

You are complete with Jesus. 

Wait for a man who leads you like Abraham led Sarah, fights for you like Jacob, cares for you like Boaz did Ruth, and loves you like Christ loves His church. 

You are so worth it. 

xoxo
A girl who has been in your shoes, LFM 

— Excerpt from “Living Out Transparent Faith” written by Lauren Faith McRoberts —

McRoberts, Lauren Faith. “In Love With Love (Featuring a Letter To My Girls.” Living Out Transparent Faith, Christian Faith Publishing, 2018, pp. 80–83.


I hope you enjoyed that little excerpt from my book, I thought it was sort of appropriate for this lovey dovey season. :)

Smooch your love, hug a loved one, or treat yourself today! Happy Valentines Day!

In Christ,

Lauren Faith

McRoberts, Lauren Faith. “In Love With Love (Featuring a Letter To My Girls.” Living Out Transparent Faith, Christian Faith Publishing, 2018, pp. 80–83.

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