As a single christian 20 something I can relate a lot to this book. Many of my college friends are now married and having kids
on purpose. Many of them are “too busy” to hang out with their single friends due to their married and parenting duties. When Booksneeze was offerring this book I knew it would be a great read.
In Larissa Jean’s book Lessons Learned as a Bridesmaid – What Every Single Woman Should Know Before Becoming A Bridesmaid she reflects on several weddings she attended during her young adult hood. She attended and was a bridesmaid in many weddings. The recount was very similar to the movie 27 Dresses. However I don’t think Larissa is unwed due to “commitment” issues like in the movie. Larissa uses the scriptures as a base for many of the chapters. She compares her time in “waiting” to many of the woman in the bible. I thought this was a great part of the book because so many times we are only reading about the “good” people in the bible and we don’t know enough about the people in the bible who have gone through hardships.
She gives the reader a lot of great tips in order to keep you sane while attending weddings and just trying to live through the single years. I know how hard it can be when people ask why a nice girl like you can’t find a nice go to “settle down” with. I don’t hear it that much as most of my family lives far away or has passed away but even one person asking you that gets old.
I also loved how positive Larissa’s outlook was and didn’t see her singleness as some kind of disease or problem. At one point in her young adult hood she was dating a man just for the sake of dating. She also got so caught up in all the “weddings” and engagements going on around her she kept dreaming of herself and this man getting married and starting a family when they barely knew each other. She finally realized she was dating him and in this relationship because she thought that is what was expected of others and not what she desired.
If you are a single young adult this is a great easy read to help you to realize that you aren’t alone and don’t need to be in a rush to get married. It really helped me understand that “something isn’t wrong with me, it’s just not my time.”
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