Women's Elevation Magazine May 2015 - Page 26

form. On a regular basis, I love writing devotionals and sermons and different things. No one else may hear it but it’s for me, you know? God will literally teach me through my own writing and so that’s how Dried Tears came about. It’s like I was just letting you guys in on- K. Frison: Your diary, almost! J. Tyler: Yeah! On what God was teaching me. And put it into book form. With 101 Things, I wrote that because of our testimony and I just wanted to do something practical and cute and fun because when we were courting, people always asked, “Well- what is it that you do?” And I would be like, “There are like 101 things- other things that you could or should be doing during that time. People always think that you’ve got to be kissing and humping and all that other stuff. . . You don’t have to do that! You don’t have to have sex and can still have a fruitful, fun relationship. Our courtship was so much fun! We went to amusement parks! All those fun things that I list in the book, we did most of them. We enjoyed one another and through those different things, we got to know one another and we got to develop a strong bond as friends. K. Frison: Are there any other projects or things that you’d like to share with our readers? J. Tyler: Another thing that I really have grown passionate about [in the last year] is teaching others the importance of living through your mission. That right there is just so important, in this day and age. So many people think that they have to go over to Africa for some years and stay at an orphanage and leave their job but that’s not what it is. It is the idea that we are walking in the Great Commission every day. We’re being intentional with our lives to make sure that we are showing the light of Christ and being His hands and feet in th HX\