Today I received an email from my friend, Katylynn Clemons and she had some great thoughts on dating...enjoy!
I know many of you have a boyfriend, but I don't (and never had). But, there is a reason for that (and it's not because I haven't been asked). It all started when I was in Elementary School with Kaleb (one of my first crushes). He was really cute, and I got to eat lunch with him! However, he decide he liked my best friend, not me. Then I moved into middle school, were my friends went from having crushes to "going out". I had my eye on a guy, but he moved away. So that didn't work out either. Now I'm in High School, and most of my friends are dating and have boyfriends, but I don't. The reason I don't have a boyfriend is because I have another man in my life. This man thinks I'm beautiful. Not only does he think I'm beautiful, but he loves me too. He loves me unconditionally, even though he knows my deepest darkest secrets. No, he's not prince charming, actually he's a KING! Now, you may be wondering who exactly this man is, well I'll tell you-it's God. That's right, the Creator of the Universe, the King of Kings, thinks I'm beautiful. But you know what, he doesn't just think I'm beautiful, He thinks your beautiful too! Psalm 45:11 says "The King is enthralled by you beauty; honor Him for He is your Lord." Let that sink in for a minute. God thinks your beautiful! Romans 5:8 (But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.) shows He also loves you, and has proven it. If you struggle with how you feel about yourself, or how you look (or just can't understand why God would give you so many freckles), remember, God is enthralled by YOUR beauty.