April 13, 2012

Dating vs. Courtship

 

August 22, 2011

So This is…Love?

 

So this is love. So this is what makes all of life divine. I’m all aglow, and now I know, the key to all heaven is mine…

Guest Post: By Jessica McDonald

The following article was written by my precious daughter, Jessica McDonald. I am amazed and grateful to God for all that He is doing in her heart. When she told me about her recent …

February 12, 2011

To Wait or Not to Wait, That is the Question

“By Innocence I swear, and by my youth

I have one heart, one bosom and one truth,

And that no woman has; nor never none

Shall mistress be of it, save I alone.”

– William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

The following article was written by our son-in-law and daughter, Ben and Tiffany Hector, for the Southeast …

August 19, 2010

Courtship Questions for Potential Suitors

The Eager Chaperon

For a more detailed explanation of what we mean by “courtship,” please click HERE

My husband, James McDonald, created the following questions for the purpose of getting to know potential suitors for our daughters. This list is NOT meant to be a “checklist,” a “pass-or-fail-test,” or an in depth parental evaluation. Each young man is free to decline questions he feels …

May 24, 2010

The Beauty of Covenant Community…

This past week, our family enjoyed some down time in Harvard, Illinois fellowshipping with the precious families of the CPC during our annual Presbytery. During this time, we basked in the sweet memories of the previous Saturday, when our second oldest daughter, Tiffany, became the wife of her beloved, Benjamin Hector.

I promised to share …

May 15, 2010

And the two shall become one…


Tonight is the last night our daughter Tiffany will spend the night as a McDonald. Tomorrow, she becomes Mrs. Benjamin Hector. So many emotions – bittersweet joy. Please feel free to join us live for this blessed event. The wedding begins Saturday, May 15, at 3:30 p.m. Central time here:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-mcdonald-hector-wedding

“For this …

February 15, 2010

I Haven’t Met You Yet…But I’ve Kept Busy with Lots of Others…


I was having a conversation this morning with my daughters (and our friend, Melinda) over the lyrics to the song, Haven’t Met You Yet by Michael Buble. I listened to the song and noticed how the happy-go-lucky melody would attract young people.

But I’d like to challenge my children (and yours) to think …

November 17, 2009

The Beauty of Courtship

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As I consider the lessons God has taught me over the years, through the brambles and tares of life, I wonder when I’ll learn that I have so much left to learn! The journey each Christian takes has many ups and downs—many twists and turns; and, often, we begin to think we understand the way, without knowing what lies ahead. It’s an exciting journey and we …

February 19, 2009

A Kiss is Just a Kiss

The following is an excerpt from an article written by Patrick L. Hurd. Mr. Hurt made some thought provoking points that some of you may want to contemplate…
People have historically invested an enormous amount of time and energy writing, singing, playing, fighting, and dying for the kiss of a fair maiden, gallant knight, or the boy/girl next door. The preoccupation with …

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January 7, 2009

A Single Solitary Article

This past Sunday, my husband preached a sermon on how important it is for unmarried men and women to thrive right where God has providentially placed them. Just as it’s sinful to “unduly delay” marriage, as the Westminster Confession of Faith describes, it is also sinful to sit and pine away after a gift that God has not yet given. In other words, we should all glorify God right where He has us. Content with and in Him.

While James …