Over the past 10 years, as many of the people in my age group began to marry and have children, I noticed a few people who never jumped in.
But these were not the free spirited, purposefully single individuals you may be thinking of. These were people who want someone. They want commitment. They want children. But for some reason, they couldn't get to the deep end of the pool.
As I spend time with those who seem almost stuck here, I often fill my heart with empathy and remedy. But I believe it's deeper then bad timing, poor matching, and ugly habits.
It's fear. It's brokenness. And at the center, it's a terror of vulnerability.
The video below might be one of the greatest attempts of bringing to light this very dark part of our lives.
Sharing your problems often relieves them.
Are you in a serious relationship in shallow waters? Do you pull away from love because of a fear of vulnerability? How have you found healing here?
Share this with someone you care about.