The “I Wanna Be” Syndrome

“Everyone I know is getting married or engaged!”
“I sure wish I had a “SPECIAL” friendship like…”
“I am already 19 (or 22 or 35) and I don’t even have a serious boyfriend or suitor!”
“I thought for SURE I’d be married right after graduating High School!”
“Maybe I should try E-Harmony or something so I can figure out where my friends are finding all these spouses!”

Dear Sisters in Christ,

Each spring and summer season seems to bring a bevy of engagements and weddings among our friends and acquaintances. While we rejoice with our friends we can find ourselves growing discouraged and discontented. Some of us may even be tempted to ditch the “wait-upon-the-Lord” program in favor of some “Instant Fix” sales pitch. I am deeply concerned by the prevalent: “Woe is me, I’m not married and I better do something about it!” attitude among Christian young ladies. When we respond in this way we are demonstrating that our hearts are discontented with God’s sovereign will and purpose for our lives! The purpose of this note is to encourage the unmarried woman to wait patiently on her God, with contentment and joy. “For godliness with contentment is great gain…” (1 Timothy 6:6) Continue reading “The “I Wanna Be” Syndrome”

Duggar kids, free indeed

Here is  a great article with some excellent and insightful commentary on the Duggar family: As we spoke to the 3 of them, one word kept jumping out at me:  Freedom.  These girls were experiencing freedom teenagers rarely taste.  Completely free to be themselves.  The exact opposite of the words so often used by media folk to describe the 19 kids. Click here to read the … Continue reading Duggar kids, free indeed

For Young Girls: The Importance of Living A Meaningful Life

You may wonder why it is necessary to find purpose in life when you are young, but a young person who drifts along letting things happen to him, with no plan or purpose, will become an old person with the same failures. A person without a plan will be prey to destructive influences, but one who follows a time-worn path of success will avoid many pitfalls that are common to youth. Decide early if you want to have victory in your life, and begin the steps to success.
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