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DEAR ALI: ‘Are Minor Imperfections Deal-Breakers?’

Dear Ali, I don’t want to be too picky, but whenever I am getting to know someone new, I seem to always focus on their flaws and imperfections, which prevents me from going deep with anyone. This person I am getting to know now is super messy and disorganized and it really irks me. Is […]

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DEAR ALI: ‘At What Point Are we Being too Picky?

Dear Ali, I have a friend in her late thirties who really wants to get married. There are men who have expressed interest in her, but she is convinced that the ‘right one’ hasn’t come along yet according to the list of traits she has listed out. Honestly, some of these men she turns down […]

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DEAR ALI: ‘What Kind of Person Should I Condsider for Marriage?’

Dear Ali, I’m greatly encouraged that I’m not alone in all the crazy thoughts about ‘potentials’. My question is regarding ‘the list.’ Should I be checking off traits from a ‘list’ or allow God to bring me someone totally unexpected but complementary? Thank you so much for this question. It is one I get a […]

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DEAR ALI: ‘Why are so many godly women at my church staying single?’

Dear Ali, I am one of your male readers and really enjoyed your book! I also know a lot of people in my church who share similar ecclesiastical considerations as you. They trust God for a mate. They keep prayer journals. They try to engage in “joyful waiting.” But they remain single. Why is this […]

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DEAR ALI: ‘How can I overcome regret?’

  Dear Ali, Recently I was feeling really blue and regretful over a decision I made a few months ago: rejecting a really all-round-great-guy Christian brother who asked me out. I felt we barely knew each other. Now I am kicking myself wondering what would have happened if I would have said yes, but now […]

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