My dating fast wasn’t so much about the sacrifice of not going on actual dates, but more about the posture of my heart. When a guy paid me the slightest bit of attention, my heart was ready for wedding bells. I had a crush on a different boy all the time. I was so distracted by guys who weren’t worth my time, and frankly, didn’t even know my name, that I didn’t have enough space in my heart for the One who was already captivated by me — Jesus Christ.
Something that has been coming up recently in my prayer is the need for brotherhood when it comes to my faith journey. God has blessed me time and time again with amazing and holy brothers that keep me strong as a seek Christ. Without these men I would not be where I am. The more I prayed about this, the more I recognized something I was told awhile ago: “Brothers need brothers and sisters need sisters.”