Bethany Jett Articles

Ending the People-Pleasing Cycle That’s Suffocating You

Growing up, my decisions were made for me, as they often are for children. When I got to pick my birthday restaurant,...
Why You Need to Set Boundaries for Dating

Why You Need to Set Boundaries for Dating

Navigating the dating waters can be extremely confusing, and at times, frustrating. Everyone has their own idea about what you should do – your parents, friends, and the guys who like you. It can be hard to decipher the boy code at this age, since boys aren't...

This Is What the Red Sea Looks Like

This Is What the Red Sea Looks Like

Oftentimes we're encouraged by people's stories of faith—how God did something amazing and miraculous and in His time. How He showed up in such a big way that it was undeniable that it was God who came through, that it was no work of ourselves.We're in that time...

How I Survived a Bad Year

How I Survived a Bad Year

Some nightmares break with dawn. Others survive the daylight.For over a decade, each even-numbered year starting in 2000 has been life-changing. I've named them after their greatest accomplishment:2000 – went to my dream school – Florida State...

2 Reasons to Wait to Have Sex After Marriage

2 Reasons to Wait to Have Sex After Marriage

I remembered why I decided to wait to have sex as I listened to a podcast from Andy Stanley this morning on my way home from dropping off children at school."I'm not the appetizer, I'm the dessert."If we start off loaning our bodies, who is going to...

God Could be Answering Your Cries This Way

God Could be Answering Your Cries This Way

I sobbed in front of the open pink trunk I'd stolen borrowed from my sister. The dinged silver edges and worn interior matched the beating I'd verbally given myself. The cold kitchen tile seeped through my thin pajamas. With muster, I kicked the side of the case.I...

How to Bounce Back From a Meltdown

How to Bounce Back From a Meltdown

I'm having a breakdown.Tears stream down my cheeks, and my tissue needs replacing.Justin and I have been in transition—leaving a decade-long ministry that we love and looking toward the future with hope. It's been hard to find time to do anything, let alone...

How One Encounter in Church Can Repel Visitors

How One Encounter in Church Can Repel Visitors

We had a fantastic time on our family vacation. Justin's family is amazing. His mother is one of 12 children, and almost all of her siblings have four or more kids themselves. I love hanging out with them. It was a blast! The only negative portion of our trip was...

Sometimes It’s Ugliest Before the Beauty

Sometimes It’s Ugliest Before the Beauty

Familiar with the phrase, "It's always calmest before the storm"? Or "It's always darkest before the dawn"?I'm adding a new one: "It's always ugliest before the pretty."I walked into my favorite salon yesterday with two-day-old hair pulled back in a messy...

Is It Love or Lust?

Is It Love or Lust?

"You don't fall in love, you grow in love...If you fall in love, you can fall out of it. We'll let love grow." - The Cinderella RuleI love the quote from the nineteenth-century Italian poet Arrigo Boito: "When I saw you, I fell in love. And you smiled because you...

Setting Biblical Boundaries for Christian Dating

Setting Biblical Boundaries for Christian Dating

Have you ever read a Reader's Digest?I love the joke pages and they sometimes put funny jokes at the end of their articles (but I don't have any jokes for this article, so if you're expecting one...don't.)An article from the July/August issue of this year had an...

Do You Want a Guy Who’s Cool or Godly?

Do You Want a Guy Who’s Cool or Godly?

One time, I made a list of the qualifications I wanted in a husband. Cute. Tall. Funny. Smart. Christian. But I think most girls want that. What was to set the guy I wanted apart from every other guy who was cute, funny, tall, smart and a Christian? I had to...

What to Do When God Isn’t Answering Your Prayer

What to Do When God Isn’t Answering Your Prayer

God doesn't normally tell me "no."Whoa...whoa...whoa...Such a bold statement, I know, but it's true. Most of the time, I ask for God's will to be done without being too specific on the request or how the request is to be fulfilled. Many times the answer is "yes" or...

How We Give Satan a Foothold in our Friendships

How We Give Satan a Foothold in our Friendships

I'm at a ladies' retreat ... camping ... with fellow Choose Now columnist Wendy Fitzgerald. We are both leading workshops, which start tomorrow. So I went to Target, bought a new shirt, and my sweet husband helped me roll-pack it so it wouldn't wrinkle.Fail.It...

Are You (Still) Waiting on Your Future Husband?

Are You (Still) Waiting on Your Future Husband?

If you’re waiting for your future husband to show up, do I have a song for you.On the way home from taking kids to school, I heard "6’2" by Marie Miller. Loved this song. I’m gonna share it with you.In just a minute.As I listened and tried to sing along, I...

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