I remember when I prayed for my daughter to be born and how I prayed night after night after night for the gift of a child! My prayer was answered in more ways than one! How blessed am I in this life! After my daughter was born, I prayed every night when I tucked her in that she would keep breathing. Then I prayed for her to have faith in Jesus as she grew up and that she would find a marriage partner who shared her same faith. She did, she does and she did marry someone who shares her faith! I am thankful and I am thankful as a mother that she married someone who treats her with respect, is supportive of good things in life, gently guides her when she is going astray and desires to bless her in life! It would have broken my heart if I would have known that someone was abusing her or had robbed her of her purity as a young girl and then dumped her to live how they wanted to live without her. I am also impressed at a how my daughter considers her husband’s heart so much in how she plans her life. They work together to bless each other. That makes me a happy momma!!! As Mommas, we need to teach our daughters how to say no to sexual impurity and abuse and we need to teach our young men to say no to it as well and we need to teach both boys and girls to respect the bodies of themselves and of others. Marriage is a great time to explore such adventures in life with a spouse! Before that, going where you shouldn’t sexually will open your life of to the real possibilities of serious problems and getting yourself into something that can affect all your life that perhaps you won’t be so happy with! Yikes!!! Ya don’t wanna go there!!! If you ever have, you can begin doing what is right now by avoiding sex before marriage and know Jesus forgives you as you confess your sins to Him as your Savior.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His One and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”
“If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful to forgives us of our sins and cleans us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:9
If young men don’t learn to respect women starting when they are young and they carry it with them into their marriage, it typically gets more exaggerated and the woman will become less and less infatuated and before you know it, marriage problems will develop! It isn’t pretty!!! If women don’t treat their men with respect and kindness and remind them how to respect women, marriage problems will develop. If men don’t remind their women how to treat men with respect and kindness, problems will arise. Love and respect is very valuable in healthy life and relationships! Sometimes when you love somebody and you want to encourage them in life, you must have the “courage” part of en”courage” to say the salty things in life with tact and kindness as well as the sweet! It is a good question to ask all of ourselves in life, where do I need to show others love and respect? What does the tone of our voice and actions convey to others? Yes, sometimes, life can get stressful and things can get heated, but if we have a conscious effort to be self-controlled, it is a way we as people need to work at keeping in check so that it doesn’t become an uncontrolled habit! Yikes!!! That can be hurtful more ways than one! Taking time to cool off and pray can be very helpful! Working together for resolution is what it takes! Again, there is always our Father’s grace to begin doing what is right now! Be encouraged that I share these thoughts with you courageously because I love you all wherever you are in the world and respect you too much not to share our Father’s heart as I seek to encourage! I’m a gal seeking to show love and respect in all my relationships, too! It is of our Father to do so!!! Encourage others in healthy ways today! We all need encouragement to be our best in life!!! Oh, I’m a gal that sooo desires that for my life and I greatly appreciate respectful honesty and loving kindness! Much love and respect to you!!! I am very happy to be where I am at in life right now! Sooo blessed!!!
“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”