Frequently requested by churches, universities and women's groups, McKinney Hammond is known for blending refreshing femininity with hard-hitting reality checks. But it is her knack for genuine, heartfelt writing that has earned Michelle McKinney Hammond a special place in the hearts of countless singles. Since , McKinney Hammond has penned more than 12 books. So often, I get conflicting advice I remember that a friend of mine once told me that waiting on the Lord is not sitting in His lap but looking over His shoulder to see if what you want is coming.
The best way to live in the moment is to take life one day at a time. Everything still works, I guess. I had an aunt who got married for the first time at 67 and had the most fabulous wedding on the planet and was able to pay for it.
She and her husband are both retired. They take three cruises a year. They flit off to the islands. They are enjoying life. They go out dancing twice a week.
God knows the time for this, then. We had to talk her into getting married. She was so happy. She was such a sassy, single, satisfied woman. She had found her space, and her place, and a purpose for living.
She had a rich network of activities and friends in her life. Her life was full. I think that a lot of times, singles put their lives on hold. Every day serves up a different flavor. God puts stuff out there for you to look at and enjoy.
I think the secret to successful waiting is living in the moment. You could meet the most wonderful man at You could meet the most horrible man at You could be married at 30 and your husband could die tomorrow. Or you could be minding your own business and meet the most incredible person at 60 or Whenever it happens, it will be what you need at that time. Where did you get your research, and what qualifies you to write a book about what men want?
Well, I asked men, and I listened. Their answers were very interesting. It was fun, and I got to meet a lot of guys. What keeps your interest up? What makes you like her? What I found interesting was that their answers were not what I expected. One of the biggies for them was a woman they could trust. You also spoke to non-Christian men too, correct? They just wanted women who were healthy and who liked their bodies, who took care of their bodies no matter what the size was.
Of course, some men prefer smaller women, or whatever. Is she going to fall apart? You mention the power of words. How can words affect a relationship? I think women know the secret of this, but they tend to use praise as a weapon. They use it as ransom. He blossoms under that. Women need to know the natural power that they have as exhorters and encouragers to be able to bring out the best in the man by simply giving him a compliment or praising him. What that does is, it causes him to pull himself up and rise to another level because he wants more praise.
Something is not necessarily better than nothing. I think to the hungry soul it is, but that just gives you indigestion. You know what I mean? God wants to give you not only what you want, but what you need.