Hey there, well I’m a 21 year old college student studying Psychology and Biology. I grew up in a Christian family but didn’t actually start getting serious about it until my Junior year in high school and then after that I kind of faded out and started living the “college life” my sophomore year of college until I found myself completely around non-believers all of the time. I think it is important to have non-Christian friends but I also think it is important to have Christian friends so that you have people who share your morals and can better understand you. I had very little Christian friends if any at all so one winter break I prayed about it and came back to school.
Pretty much the week I came back asked a friend about a summer project she said she had been on in class, she started talking about Cru (Campus Crusades for Christ), I said I wanted to know more so she introduced me to a girl who graduated from U of I not too long ago and who works for Cru, she is now my mentor. My mentor told me about the Big Break project at PCB during spring break and I immediately said yes without actually getting any information on what it is or what I’d be doing. But it’s a good thing I didn’t because if I had known that it was about evangelism I would’ve chickened out and not gone, I didn’t want to talk to a bunch of drunk college kids about their spiritual lives, that’s not really what they come to PCB for. But it was amazing and uplifting, and it changed my life. It was literally the best week of my life.
I now have friends who I am very close to, seriously, if I ever get married, these people will be at my wedding. And it’s amazing because the more Cru events I go to, the more I meet other Christian College kids who struggle with the same things I do. I get to meet people from other campuses and make connections and it’s always a blast. Cru has changed me and has made me think about what I view as important in my life and through this no dating project I am learning and growing all of the time.
I made this blog to share my experience with people, and I hope that people can relate to some of it. My experience has been an emotional roller-coaster so some posts are uplifting, while others are grim. All of the posts (except the first one) are straight from my journal; I started the no dating promise in October. The promise is not to date for a year so that I spend all of my intimate focus on God. This blog is a prequel to my blog Staying Virgin (stayingvirgin.wordpress.com)