I did, and God helped me move from the pit of sexual sin to the one He created specifically for me. So you’re single and pregnant, or maybe you’re single with children already. Right crosses your path, he’ll consider your low standards unattractive and immature. Hanging onto mediocre relationships is like dumpster diving for trash when God is offering true treasure just around the bend.
You have a great reason to abandon, not your kids, but the bad relationship that entangles you (Hebrews 12:1). As children, most of us aspired to have better lives than those who raised us. Your present relationship portrays evidence of the needy, insecure person you are choosing to be. Have you agreed to marry him, but now you’re having doubts? Use the valuable opportunity you have now for a “time-out” to reevaluate or choose to live the rest of your life with regret! You’re at a fork in the road; choose your will or God’s.
After all, positioning your every decision to impress a guy is a surefire way to lose yourself.
If you are settling for an unhealthy relationship just to have a warm body near, you are missing the amazing indescribable intimacy God offers you; He will continue to politely step aside as you choose to accept less (Psalm ).
Christians, you are totally complete in Christ, lacking nothing (Colossians ).
Seek to be complete in Him (Proverbs ), first, and ditch this excuse before you miss “the one” that He has purposed for you to marry (Psalm 1).
Things--even relationships with benefits--can never truly satisfy (Colossians 3:2). You have to get out of the “love” boat to walk on the water. "Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water." "Come," he said.
They are shallow tools the enemy offers convincing you to wear a mask of contentment (John ; 1 Peter 5:8). What I mean is, you have to move away from the one you “love” and walk out into the unknown toward God patiently till He brings you your one, true love. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on water, and came toward Jesus.
Just a thought, but maybe we should be focusing our efforts elsewhere.
But then why doesn’t anyone in the mainstream media send out that message?
I mean, I kind of want to throw up in my mouth a little bit every time I take a look at the popular advice that’s out there for young people (both women and men included).