Posted By LAF Editor on February 15, 2014
Valentines Day is over, the chocolate is on sale and singles still on the market are wondering if they’ll forever be on the shelf. The sense of urgency to marry peaks on days like yesterday and you have to wonder if that is not proof enough that feminism is a lie. Putting off marriage, putting off children, settling for work oriented singleness and all it’s necessary substitute comforts just don’t cut it.
But the after affects of another solo Valentine’s Day don’t always influence us for the better. Here’s caring word of caution to counteract the bitter taste from yesterday.
My wife and I raised four daughters–without shotguns in the house!–and three of them have already married. We love our sons-in-laws, and it’s obvious God handpicked each of them to match our daughters’ temperaments and personality.
I have always believed God is in the matchmaking business. If He can do it for my daughters, He can do it for you.
Today I have several single female friends who would very much like to find the right guy. Some tell me the pickings are slim at their church, so they have ventured into the world of online dating. Others have thrown up their hands in despair, wondering if there are any decent Christian guys left anywhere. They’ve begun to wonder if they should lower their standards in order to find a mate.
My advice stands: Don’t settle for less than God’s best. Too many Christian women today have ended up with an Ishmael because impatience pushed them into an unhappy marriage. Please take my fatherly advice: You are much better off single than with the wrong guy!
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