Okay, okay. I was just looking for good quotes online to inspire me for the day (it had been a really crazy day—with all the mistakes I made in decision making! I actually left the house with not enough money so I ended up in a little adventure) and I found some cute stuff while looking at serious quotes, which you guys might love to read since it`s only three weeks to Valentines. haha ;) Any plans, by the way?
Before I go on listing it all up, let me first share with you that my youngest sister Viola is now in a relationship with a friend she met in youth missions trip three years ago. They had been together in missions for a year and had been friends since. She was 17 then and now she`s 21. They had fallen in love… I can`t remember since when. Seems like they`ve loved each other from the beginning. After much praying and seeking counsel from their leaders and parents, they`re officially “In a relationship”! You should see their Facebook statuses. Everyone`s left a sweet comment and it`s so, so funny. Ava and I are busy following after new comments and teasing Viola every time.
Since love is in the air, here`s the quotes you`ve been waiting for.
Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music; perhaps . . . perhaps . . . love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath." — L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Avonlea) quoted in Boy Meets Girl (Joshua Harris)
Deep inside we know the truth: the lights of love and relationship don`t snap on like a floodlight at the flip of a magic switch. They twinkle on—one at a time—like stars, like the fireflies glowing from the unexpected corners of a still summer night. –Dee Lee Wilson
There is a time for risky love. There is a time for extravagant gestures. There is a time to pour out your affections on one you love. And when the time comes --seize it, don't miss it. -Max Lucado.
Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be. -John Ortberg
Intimacy without commitment is defrauding. Intimacy without friendship is superficial. A relationship based on solely physical attraction and romantic feelings will only last as long as the feelings last.” - Joshua Harris
Love is not a possession but a growth. The heart is a lamp with just oil enough to burn for an hour, and if there be no oil to put in again its light will go out. God's grace is the oil that fills the lamp of love. --Henry Ward Beecher
When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. –C.S. Lewis
When ours are interrupted, his are not. His plans are proceeding exactly as scheduled, moving us always (including those minutes or hours or years which seem most useless or wasted or unendurable) "toward the goal of true maturity" (Rom 12:2 JBP). -Elisabeth Elliot
Until the will and the affections are brought under the authority of Christ, we have not begun to understand, let alone to accept, His lordship. -Elisabeth Elliot
Real love is always fated. It has been arranged before time. It is the most meticulously prepared of coincidences. And fate, of course, is simply a secular term for the will of God, and coincidence for His grace. --Mike Mason, The Mystery of Marriage
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched…but are felt in the heart. –Helen Keller
Deepening intimacy without defining a level of commitment is dangerous. It`s like going mountain climbing with a partner who isn't sure she wants the responsibility of holding your rope.
When you've climbed two thousand feet up a mountain face, you don`t want to have a conversation about how she feels
"tied down" by your relationship. In the same way, many people experience deep hurt when they open themselves up emotionally
and physically only to be abandoned by someone who proclaims he's not ready for a serious commitment. - Joshua Harris, I Kissed Dating Goodbye