"Noooo! No! No! Nononono, NYOOOO!!!" I wailed. My toddler son stared in confusion. What had caused his poor father to cry out in utter dismay? I was reading a novel, and two young-adult characters had just met and just started bickering. It was going to be one of those novels. And I was a contest … Continue reading Fighting vs. Bickering in Romance Stories
Romance is like Horror. Everybody does it, but not everybody's good at it. Plus, it can make you gag. I don't speak as some multi-award-winning romance writer or anything like that, but I'm a guy who's edited a lot of books, read a lot more, and seen countless romances in movies, TV shows, even video … Continue reading 3 Tips For Writing Good Romance in Any Medium
Sometimes when examining film history, it's good to shine a light on particular, popular actors. This film has two: Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Better yet, Bogart won the Oscar for Best Actor in this film. That's good enough for me! STORY: World War I is in full swing and not even Africa is safe. … Continue reading 75 YOF: “African Queen,”One Ugly-Ass Romance (1951)
"So...your advice to me is to get advice?" Yeah, pretty much. And no, this isn't a shameless advert for my blog. Titus 2: 3-8 instructs that older, more mature Christians should instruct the younger ones. Proverbs is an entire book about seeking wisdom and does so in the format of a teacher instructing his or … Continue reading Christian Dating Advice Finale–Get Advice!
So, up until this point, I've basically been writing about what to do BEFORE you're dating. Now I seem to be jumping into WHEN you're dating. Why? First, this tip can be used before you meet them, too. Second, everyone and their brother gives dating advice like talk openly, learn to have fun together, don't … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 7–How do I know they’re the ONE?
This is a quick post because it's really a simple matter. If you want to find Mr. Right or Ms. Special, get off your butt and go find them! A lot of Christians think it's wise to stay perfectly still and wait for God to do something. There's some truth in waiting for God's perfect … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 6: Get Out There!
This part is mostly for the single people, but the dating and married can glean some good advice, too. I watched Seven Brides for Seven Brothers the other day, and I think all single people can learn a thing or two from the first song. Bless your beautiful hide Wherever you may be. We ain't met … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 5: Pray for Them Before you Meet Them
We've all heard the homosexual stereotypes. For men, it's usually a strong fashion sense, a lisp, and a body that makes straight girls mourn. For the women, it's physical strength, short/unusual hairstyles, or simply not accepting a guy's phone number (the nerve). But there's one stereotype that isn't often directly addressed, but it's a very prominent … Continue reading Friendship is Gay
First of all, here's another article I found by chance that has everything to do with what I'm saying. http://briantreadaway.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/5-things-to-look-for-when-dating-and-considering-a-mate/ We've talked about all the pre-dating stuff: getting a good relationship with God and yourself, as well as dating with purpose. Doing these things will result in you having some good standards. You need standards … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 4: Setting Some (Realistic) Standards
Catchy, eh? Obviously, it's not true, but part of my job as an intern is to search through WordPress's Christian section most every day (don't envy me, they pay me in prayers) and while I've noticed a good hunk of posts about marriage and children and families in general, there's remarkably little being said on dating. One … Continue reading The Only Christian Dating Advice on the Internet (Part 1)