When I first met you I felt like I had known you forever, telling you my secrets and what I didn't want ever. I know you like no one I have ever known, and sometimes I wonder what I'd do if you were gone?
Who would have thought we would become more than just friends. I told you I'd never leave because of the feelings I have inside.
Since then I have come across this phenomenon dozens of times, almost always in working-class couples, and usually younger ones. But what they mean is more like my “steady lady” or my “steady man.” It could mean the person they are living with, or the father or mother of their child.
It could also just mean the person they’ve been dating for a long time.
Most likely, she’ll say that what she really wants is a husband (and, by extension, a child).
To the outside world, of course, we still call ourselves feminists and insist—vehemently, even—that we’re independent and self-sufficient and don’t believe in any of that damsel-in-distress stuff, but in reality, we aren’t fish who can do without a bicycle, we’re women who want a traditional family. ), every woman I know—no matter how successful and ambitious, how financially and emotionally secure—feels panic, occasionally coupled with desperation, if she hits 30 and finds herself unmarried.
We’ve been faithfully committed to one another and held one another accountable to purity.
We’ve wrestled conviction and repented openly to one another.
And I’ve known I wanted to spend my life with him for 6. We’ve each seen financial blessings at times and we’ve each been broke-as-a-joke at times.
We’ve praised and worshipped together, we’ve struggled and sinned together, we’ve crawled back to the foot of the cross together.
We’ve fallen in love with one another’s families, we’ve wasted days away dreaming of our own future family.
She said that it wasn't the terrifying mid-1990s AOL chat room that I imagined it to be, and that it was an excellent way, if nothing else, to get the confirmation that there were human males on the planet. Someone really did bring his entire posse of bros along with him on a date.
noncommittal, and it posed the option to state what you were looking for: A friend? Someone really did believe "want to listen to a podcast with me?