We are very lucky to be able to feature this popular author today! In today’s blog, Alyssa Joy Bethke opens up her heart and history as she recalls her personal journey towards love.
I didn’t begin my first real relationship with a guy (now my husband) until I was 22. Not that I would have chosen that! Oh no. See ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of being married; I mean, I was a bride for Halloween when I was 5! I remember playing dress up and never being a schoolteacher or doctor, but a wife and mom. Oh how I longed to be married, to have someone to do life with, to pursue me and want me. I definitely fell head over heels for a boy in high school. Four years of me being in love with him, and even if he did know at one point that I liked him, he never acted on it. In college there were a few crushes, but nothing serious. Yes, I went on a few dates…a waterpark, frozen yogurt, Disneyland (epic!). The worst date ever consisted of me eating across from the guy while he watched me eat (apparently he had eaten before?) and have nothing in common down to the point where I asked him what his favorite food was, and he responded “milk”, which I was lactose-intolerant. All that to say, I definitely was no expert when it came to dating or relationships. Yes, I had read tons of books on the subject and prayed for years for my husband, but I had no opportunity to apply those truths until I met Jeff. Continue Reading