And even if you care, they don't expect you to do anything about it.And even if you do something about it, they don't expect it to last. – Alex and Brett A growing movement of young people is rebelling against the low expectations of today's culture by choosing to "do hard things" for the glory of God. Do Hard Things is the Harris twins' revolutionary message in its purest and most compelling form, giving readers a tangible glimpse of what is possible for teens who actively resist cultural lies that limit their potential.I had no plans to make another post to this blog tonight, but I listened to Gungor and had to write something.
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Biblical insights and life examples offer spiritual encouragement and practical guidance for those desiring a complete life as a single and as a person who is open to God’s plan for their future.
The subject of dating and marriage is discussed in the book, but that is not the central theme.
Yes, occasionally a woman gets an unintended pregnancy, or a sexually transmitted disease, or one hears stories of a guy who sweet talked a woman just to dump her the day after, but by and large, that doesn’t seem to be happening to most Christian women who sleep around.
If I had a nickel for every testimony I’ve seen by Christian women in the past seven or eight years (and I recall a few from my teens and twenties) who said they were very promiscuous (and even though they knew it was sinful), yet they went on to marry decent Christian guys and live the American dream (two cars, nice two story house in the burbs, etc.), a 40- something Christian woman like me who has totally abstained from sex to this point sees no incentive to keep it up.
When you’re younger, these things are not as apparent, and you are more naive and apt to buy into the horror stories Christian authors repeat to you about fornication. Some husbands are addicted to pornography, which is a form of adultery.
The arguments in favor of abstaining are not as convincing the older one gets. So I don’t think it’s fair or realistic for guys like Gungor to only counsel singles to remain “sexually pure.” He needs to be telling husbands to stop seeing prostitutes or looking at dirty sites and magazines, and stop expecting their over-35 year old wife to retain her high school weight or look perpetually like a 21 year old.Combine those testimonies with the attitudes from the pulpits, Christian blogs, and Christian shows that “We know that all Christian singles past 30 are sleeping around, but just repent when you do it, and you’re fine with God!,” and again, one sees little incentive for holding out and remaining celibate. Sometimes the husband will have sex with a prostitute or another woman and then come home, have sex with his wife again at some point, and give her sexually transmitted diseases.(He was saying this in the context that a woman can sometimes change a man for the better, wives can have a positive influence on men.)Well, okay, buddy, but what about any Christian men out there who desire marriage, they prayed to God for a wife, they waited, attended church, tried e Harmony – but still no spouse.Or how about the ones who are still single and who are happy about being single?Most people don't expect you to understand what we're going to tell you in this book.