On average, every Christian teen is in a relationship that could never lead to marriage. Last year 25+ girls at my high school alone were pregnant with out marriage. How sad is that? To me, it is very sad.
What if there was a better way? Would anyone try to change? What if God were to use Christian girls of this generation to change the course of women’s history? Because right now, our future’s don’t look so bright. We have women who refuse to change their names when they marry. We have women trying to become president. We have women who try to rule over their husband instead of vice versa.
Is there really anything wrong with this picture? Most girls would call me sexist, but I think there is something terribly wrong with this picture. Ephesians 5:22-23 says “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church, His body, and is itself its savior.”
Here we have a very profound statement for today’s culture. It is saying that, instead of wives ruling over their husbands, as it happens so many times in today’s culture, husbands are to rule over their wives.
Earlier I had mentioned a better way. Today’s young women tend to be shallow, living only for the moment at hand. There IS hope though! God never wanted his young women messed up with shaky relationships and boyfriends that take advantage of them! He loves you! He doesn’t want to see you get hurt!
So what is this better way? I will go more in depth in future posts, but fore now, I will breifly explain. Wait for the man that God already has planned for you. Do you remember the story of how Abraham’s son Isaac found his wife? Abraham had made of his servants promise that Isaac’s wife would not be taken from the pagan land Canaan, but that he (the servant) go back to their previous home and choose a wife for Isaac there. The servant asked God for a sign concerning the THE ONE GOD HAD ALREADY CHOSEN. Genesis 24:44 says, “And who will say to me, ‘Drink, and I will draw for your camels.’ Let her be the WOMEN WHO THE LORD HAS APPOINTED FOR MY MASTER’S SON.”
This shows us that God has already picked and is preparing someone for YOU! Since God already has it all planned, why look else where? You might be thinking, “Now where’s the romance in THAT?” Think about it. Later on, on your honeymoon or something, wouldn’t it be romantic to look into the love of your life’s eyes and to tell him that he is your very first and that you’ve never given your heart away to someone I like to call a “five-minute-boyfriend.” And then for him to say the same thing back? Personally, I am all too excited for that moment. I think it might be the most romantic thing I ever say to my future husband.
Love in Christ,
Kristin S. and Kelsea M.