It's a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for the help from God. (Lamentations -29 Message) Some years have passed since I wrote this little article but it remains one of the most read posts on this blog. I'm 26 now, still single, still unkissed, still waiting, still trusting.
It's a good thing when you're young to stick it out through the hard times. But I can assure you that I'm even more convinced of the truths that I put down here than when I first wrote them in 2010.
For almost an hour I cried as I looked at the photo of a younger me. It was never my fault for the bad decisions I made.
I was 24 with a fresh MBA from an excellent school. Typically, it was the fault of men - my father, my boyfriends, my husband, my boss, my sons. When I commiserated with my women friends, they always supported me.
For in just a very little while, (s)he who is coming will come and will not delay.
(Hebrews -37) God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks.
When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Over the last couple of years the number of my single friends declined rapidly.
I'm at that critical age when it seems like everyone around you is getting married but you.
In the example of Adam and Eve - the very first couple this world has ever seen, God shows us how He intended human beings to find each other in a godly way.
The dramatic front-page story, they charged, reinforced warped stereotypes about violence between intimate partners: directing sympathy to the batterer and disparaging the victim.
"I heard some people react to this story that maybe she [the wife] tricked him to get over here," said Rolanda Pierre-Dixon, the attorney who leads the domestic violence unit at the Santa Clara County Prosecutors Office. ' and 'geez, he finally met the love of his life and she deserted him.'" "If I'm a woman and I'm getting beaten, and I read this story, it's tremendously negative because my batterer is telling me all the time no one would believe me," fumed Lisa Breen Strickland, executive director of the Support Network for Battered Women in Mountain View.
They even supported me when I had my affair, telling me that my husband was not giving me the attention that I needed.
I read the women’s magazines and every article was about how women were always strong, intelligent, morally righteous, unable to make bad decisions.