But anyway, I remember when my friend Karis and I watched Pride and Prejudice. Throughout the entire movie the room was filled with sighs of wonder, wistfulness, and awe.
If I could pick ANY time period to be romanced in, it would be that one. Nowadays romance is dirtied. People go on a million dates and no one is the wiser... Where is the pursuance?
Anyway, I read that book, and it woke me up like nothing ever had before. I saw that what I thought was the greatest thing ever, was really nothing at all except a pathetic excuse for a friendship, let alone a romance or dreamy courtship. It was hard to run from the guy and the relationship there (or lack thereof), but I knew it was right because it was not truly fulfilling, it was not honoring God, and it wasn't anywhere near what I knew I deserved.
Here's the good part... Once I got out of that blinding situation, I finally refocused my vision on the One that is most important. I found my love again for God, and because of that, I opened up myself to more people and friendships, particularly the friendship of an amazing guy named John. And let's just say... he turned out to be quite the romantic one himself ;)