You’re either reading this because you’re convinced a woman should NOT make the first move and you’re hoping I’ll add some substance to your beliefs, or you want to invite some guy for coffee and you’re hoping I’m going to give you permission.
Honestly, I’m old-fashioned; I like the idea of the guy making the first move.
I started pondering this concept, trying to figure out if there’s even any biblical support for it and I happen to believe there is. BUT there’s also Ruth and her successful first-move-making story.
For a full biblical perspective, I think it will be best if we start there.
I originally wrote this post about a year ago (22 August 2020); the day Charl asked me to be his girlfriend!
It doesn’t, however, have anything to do with Charl or earthly romance, but Jesus and becoming a heavenly bride. Yet I can share this now as a celebration of a beautiful earthly romance, being a mere glimpse of the heavenly.
Somehow I never got around to posting it; so here goes:
Last night I met a little girl and something in my heart was ignited by her, to the extent where I’m currently laptop-in-bed at 4 am on a Saturday. I was reminded why I’m passionate about weddings and brides; why I’m currently crazy enough to learn Hebrew and what this blog was about in the first place.
Her name is Zoë; which means “life”. And what an invitation to abundant life she is (John 10:10)?
Our Story (Part 2)
I said goodbye in Part 1 right after telling you how I friend-zoned Charl and then cried because I knew we couldn't be friends.
Honestly, I think Part 1 is the juiciest part of our story, where Part 2 is just one big messy situation. But considering that I can't just leave you hanging there, I might as well go ahead and share the rest.
About the blog
Queen in Gold is a blog for the feminine heart. I hope to inspire other women to stand up in their God-given identity.
My name is Riani.
I love flowers, board games, arty markets, food, music and spring....