When I went to my blog stats to see which posts had garnered the most hits this year, I was surprised to see how every one of them had something to do with virginity, pornography, loving men, or somebody getting married. So I give you your top five posts of 2011, you scoundrels, you!
I Love Men // February
I wrote this post in reaction to a conversation with a friend of mine. She was complaining about the lack of good men in her circle and was dismayed at the propensity in even some of her brothers to just rise to that occasion. If women are going to say there are no good men, well, then, why bother? Fortunately, I've been blessed by men in my life who are head and shoulders above the curve--I can't say enough good about them. It's true.
Soul Pornography // August
This post has probably created more discussion in real life than anything else I've written. And because I've had so many great conversations about it, I'm not sure that I still agree with everything I wrote. However, the main point still stands, stop marrying the group and marry the person.
Married to Gladness // September
This was my response to my best friend getting married and how the only thing I felt (and still feel) about it is gladness. This was a new feeling for me, as I've watched almost every good friend in life walk down the aisle and felt an ache that sometimes landed me in depression and sometimes landed me in frustration. This new experience, pure, unadulterated gladness, this was beautiful.
Vacate // October
In which I liken my October vacation and preparation for my best friend's wedding to life, a life of rest and preparation for a wedding feast. This might be one of my favorite posts of the year, so I'm glad you all liked it too. What a rich few weeks to be home this fall!
Inconvenient Virgin // December
People liked this one. I think it's because I talk about virginity and purity and miracles and grace, and all of those things have been hijacked by a religious generation. I'm glad if you were blessed by this post. God is in the business of doing the impossible for His glory.