holdingtohope

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  1. It is hard to obey God in a sex-saturated world with all it's pressures, but I just want to say to you that God's commands do not change just because of that. We are to obey regardless. God DID NOT tell us to wait for marriage to have sex to be our kill joy. He said it for our good because contrary to the low view of sex that the world has, HIS VIEW of it is very high. God is more than capable of handling our anger towards Him, so there is nothing wring with expressing it to Him, but we have to love Him first and love Him more and want His will more than our own. That is a hard thing--it is something that God is personally teaching me lately through some hard things.

     

    I don't know the details of your relationship, but if you are both sure that you are the one for each other, then it might be good to be praying together about the possibility of marriage.

     

    Doing Gods will for us is always best but not easy. However it is not impossible. I will be praying for you. Hope this doesn't sound preachy--just sharing my thoughts.

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  2. No, This is reasoning that leads to trouble. Just because you've made some decisions down this road doesn't mean you have to keep making those decisions or choices (ie to go all the way with having sex). We all know society treats sex as if it were equivalent to the air we breathe, but it isn't. You can still choose to wait even if you've done things in the past-it is up to you. We are here to support your decision to wait regardless of the past.

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  3. Will I wait forever? It is possible, I might.

     

    I am 35-there aren't any known prospects on the horizon so to speak.

     

    Being married and having children has always been a HUGE desire of my heart.

     

    BUT

     

    Even though I don't always like it or understand it, I have to trust that God is giving me the best and that being married and having a family although it is a good, natural, and worthy desire, is NOT my only desire in life. There are others.

     

    A life lived to God's glory (by no means do I do that perfectly) is worth much.

     

    And I realize the path of choosing to wait has not only most likely protected me from much, but also has become a deep real part of me-it has been part of forming who I am as a person.

     

    I can't say I've never doubted. I might wait forever-I don't know, but one thing I do know--somehow, even if that were to end up truly being the case, it will all be worth it.

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