Top 10 of 2011

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I cannot believe this year is coming to an end.

In 2011, I married the love of my life, started working in a publishing house, and started this blog. I am grateful to each of my faithful readers and am continually overwhelmed by the kind words of encouragement from you. Would you leave a comment below with suggested topics or topics you’d like to see more of on I’d love your feedback.

The Top 10 Post of 2011:

Don’t Text Back [and Other Rules for Catching Mr. Right]

Real Men Don’t Text | The Lost Art of Chivalry 

It’s Time for a Breakup

Life as a MRS | The Comparison Battle

God Isn’t Punishing You

Stolen Phones and Finding Hope

Singleness, Settling, and Waiting for ‘The One’

Life as an MRS | New Last Name, One Big Celebration, Same ‘Ole Me

A Letter to My Freshman ‘conch-shell-necklace-wearing-midrift-showing’ Self 

Are You Satisfied? Dream Houses, Dream Spouses 

And a quick picture from Christmas. The Deans came to Nashville and we cooked, ate, opened presents, sang Christmas carols, laughed, ate some more…all the things you’re supposed to do over the holidays. Joy!

Christmas family

The Deans on Christmas Eve

And the saying never gets old, “I won’t see you for a whole year!” Be back in 2012!

Happy New Year!

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15 Responses to “Top 10 of 2011”
  1. Ruthie, since I write inspirational Christian romance, I always enjoy reading your posts. You cover a variety of topics that are pertinent in today’s world of dating and marriage. You’re unpretentious, up front, and “real.” I believe that resonates with your readers.

    Best wishes and many blessings!

  2. i am not a writer, Ruth, and i just found your blog a few weeks ago, but know i look forward to reading your blogs. i read Christian fiction – not paranormal or edgy, but the mainstream for review and pleasure so enjoy it.

  3. Michael says:

    My dear sweet wife! What a year it has been. Let me use this public forum to tell you again how deeply I love you and am committed to you. You are the woman I have waited for my whole life. I am grateful for everyday I have with you!

  4. Laura says:

    Ruthie, I love your blog. I love your stories from China, your advice for the still-single (like me), and your little musings about being newly-married. Keep up the good work!

  5. Natalie says:

    Dearest Ruthie, I’m so happy for you to see the Deans picture! I’m so proud of you for who you are, for not giving up on me, for sharing your weakness and joy with me, for blessing me and others with your writing! I hope your book will publish soon, cannot wait to see what God is leading you in the next year, you are such a good example of daughter of the Lord to me! Love you!! Haven’t seen you for a whole year, I miss you so much!

  6. Anonymous says:

    It has been a huge year for you!!
    I loved meeting your new family Christmas Eve!! They are delightful and I love how they love you!!
    I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you and Michael. God’s hand is clearly on you both and what a beautiful team you make. David and I will always be huge fans!!
    God bless you! Thank you for blessing your readers with your honest words, reminders of truth, and inspiring stories!

  7. Mona Greer says:

    Love your blog too, but how do you go back and read all the old comments ?????

  8. I love when you share about your faith as you navigate the ups and downs of life. Looking forward to more blogs in 2012!!!

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