Hey Everyone! I’m Dylan, and I am the newest member of the creative writing team for the Whatever Girls Ministry. I’m so excited to be writing to you all and I hope I can give you young ladies some insight into the mind of a Godly young man. I’ll be talking about things like: what a young man looks for in a Godly young woman and how guys view dating and relationships. I’ll use some of my personal experiences as an example, but before we get into all of that, I want to take this time to share with you my life story and the impact The Lord has had on my life.

My story started 21 years ago. I was born into a Christian family who all believed in The Lord. I’m the oldest of three; I have a younger brother and sister. On a side note, we were all homeshcooled. Some of my hobbies include playing the drums, card games, mixed-martial arts and pretty much anything that involves being outside. I was born and raised in Spokane and I’ve never gone too far from where I call home. I recently got married this last June, to my lovely bride, and my words cannot express how blessed I am to have her by my side. You will hear about her a lot and get to know her.

I grew up in the church; I have always known who God was and how much He loved me, but it wasnt until I was about 18 that I truly realized and understood who God was and how much I desperately needed Him. Coming to this realization was not an easy journey and I struggled with my faith right when I got out of high school. I struggled with pride, arrogance and self-entitlement. I reached a place of complete brokenness, and that was when God grabbed me and pulled me back up. I’ve never experienced grace the way I experienced it at that point in my life. Since then, I’ve striven to live my life in a way that glorifies The Lord in everything that I do. I’m human and I fall short and mess up on a daily basis, but that is the incredible thing about God’s love and grace, He wil give you a second chance, and a third chance, and a fourth chance. His love is unconditional!

That’s my story. It’s not too exciting and there’s nothing very flashy about it. It is a testimony about someone who thought he had it all figured out and thought he could do it all on his own, and then God used all of that against him to bring him out of his own selfish mindset. Because I went through a time where I was in a very selfish, prideful mindset, I have a huge passion for young people. I have a passion to share my story and help students, ladies and gentlemen alike, to stay close to The Lord and always lean on Him for everything. Proverbs 3:5 says to “trust in The Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” That’s a verse that I try to live by every day and it’s a verse that I encourage others to live by.

That’s all I have for now; I hope you enjoyed my story. I’m very excited to begin this journey with all of you! Until next time, may the force be with you!

Dylan

 

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