My ex-boyfriend is a super nice guy. He’s even a youth pastor! My parents really encouraged our relationship, but he broke up with me, and now he’s engaged to someone else (my best friend)! Is it weird for me to want to get married before they do?
Brokenhearted in Jewel Lake
How long have you and your ex been split up? How long have you been dating your current boyfriend?
He broke up with me ten months ago, saying he didn’t love me like I deserved to be loved. And, no, I haven’t met anyone else yet. But their wedding isn’t for four more months, so that gives me lots of time, right? Or does that seem too rushed?
Desperate in Jewel Lake
Marriage is a sacred calling, a melding of two beings into one. This is not an outcome to be pursued hastily, and certainly not for spite. Maybe you need time to get over the youth pastor, meet another great Christian man, and fall in love without a preconceived timeline? Just a thought!
I’m sorry, but I think you misunderstand my situation. I was raised to be a good Christian girl, and I’ve never given my parents any grief. I was a model child and responsible teen. I’m active in my church and a teller at my father’s bank. Being a nice girl has not worked out well for me in the romance department, and I’m tired of waiting demurely on the sidelines.
So, yes, maybe I’m desperate to be chatting with men I don’t know online and possibly meeting one of them in person. But… he could be the one, right? How will I know if I don’t put myself out there? It’s not ONLY that I want to beat my ex to the altar, but it would be pretty sweet. It’s not like I’d gloat.
Nice Girl in Jewel Lake
Dear Nice Girl,
You’ve clearly chosen your path, so good luck with it. I wish you all the best.
Everything hit all at once. After his brother’s death, Tate Sullivan became the guardian of his young nephew, and now Grandfather has bought a failing guest ranch in Montana. Tate’s used to handling their hotel empire, but moving halfway across the country and learning an entirely new, rural business model is a challenge, especially with a toddler in tow.
Nice girls finish last… or that’s what it seems like to Stephanie Simpson when her ex-boyfriend, a pastor, proposes to a former bad girl. It’s not that Stephanie wants her ex to rethink his life choices, but would it be so wrong to move on as swiftly as he has? A quick wedding to that cute wannabe cowboy with the adorable toddler might get her what she wants. After all, it’s clear Tate needs a helping hand.
He’s a Christian, just like she is. What could possibly go wrong?
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Clearly, Stephanie has some hangups she hasn’t faced yet, but we’re definitely working on those — I promise! What do you think about insta-love and quick weddings? Tell me!