mastered the art of spinning stories to maximize his own publicity.The teen son was dating a local girl for the past year or so. He would tell her that since he is planning a career in show business, he frequently had to get photographed with young female celebrities – and that the press would make up stories about the girls – but that she shouldn’t worry about it, because it was all just for PR. When he saw how much publicity he could get from being photographed with a certain pretty, young film actress, he dumped the non-celeb (right during prom season) and happily confirmed his new relationship on social media.He told a friend: Sounds like we can look forward to years of this scion working his way through the pool of young female celebrities!
This is the story of my misadventures in dating, but more than that, it’s the story of how I was knocked over by God’s grace and love.
It’s my story, but I hope you’ll find a bit of your own story in it too.
While the details may be different, we all know what it’s like to wait, what it’s like to try to keep praying and hoping for something, what it’s like when God is silent about a desire that’s close to our hearts.
Here’s a sneak peek into what the book is about: Stephanie was starting to feel invisible. This is the vulnerable (and often mortifying) true story of a girl who tried really hard to find someone to fall in love with—even when she mostly just ended up falling flat on her face.
Stephanie Rische is one of those people: honest, hilarious, and wise. Sarah Arthur, author of If you’ve ever been brave enough to outright ask God for the desire of your heart only to be met with what feels like stony silence, this book is for you.
Whether you’ve prayed for a husband or kids or dream job or healing or hope or home and haven’t heard back, this book is for you.Stephanie asked and God did not answer in any of the ways he could have. With the winsomeness of a “pit bull in a tutu” (her words), Stephanie opens her heart and soul to the twists and turns, the anticipation and disappointment of this daunting endeavor.All around her, her friends were getting married, and she found herself decidedly alone. So she started praying in earnest for God to bring the right man into her life. But amid the cringe-worthy setups and awkward encounters, Stephanie found God’s grace and love meeting her there in ways she never could have imagined—once she opened her eyes to see., Stephanie’s funny, tender, and insightful words take the reader on a journey that points to God’s faithfulness and kindness at every stop along the road.Stephanie couldn’t help but wonder if there was something broken in her—was she not pretty enough? You’ll have a blast reading this book—you’ll laugh, you’ll nod your head, and you may even cringe at some pretty spectacular awkward moments.More than anything, though, you’ll be encouraged by the compassion and the care of our very good God. Sophie Hudson, author of This is not just a book about dating: It’s about living, about not putting your life on hold.But more important, it’s about surrounding yourself with a spiritual posse—mentors, friends, prayer partners, family—who will walk with you through the valleys and around the blind corners.