Today I'm going to post a book review/devotion for all you Christian girls out there! The above statement^ is a very true one. In our culture, all girls can think about is the current crush they have. I believe that all girls really want to get married and live happily ever after. It's a dream and desire that I believe God gave us, but society has taken that desire way too far.
My mom and I were talking the other day on the right age for dating (actually in my family we call it courting) My parents rule for me is: no dating till I'm 18. While talking about with my mom, I mentioned that I thought the current average dating age was probably lower than age 16. After talking about it, I was curious to see what the actual average was so I googled it....the average age now is about 13 to 14 years of age. This just completely shocked me and my mom!
I don't know about you, but to me that is crazy! Dating is a serious matter but the world has watered it down by saying that you can date however many guys you want until you find the right one. That is SO wrong. Why have a relationship with a handful of guys if you want to get married someday? Don't you want to try to be just with one instead of giving part of your heart away to multiple guys? Wouldn't you prefer to wait for the one God created for you? Dating at a young age is unrealistic because it's very unlikely that you'll end up marrying that person. I understand that in your life you most likely will have more than one crush...but just because you like someone doesn't mean they are the right one! Crushes often don't even last very long. The world says: " if you think you like them then pursue them, if you then don't like them-dump them."
Girls, we need not to focus so much on who we will marry or when we'll get married. I know this is harder than it sounds. We often dream of our future and who we will spend it with. But, I honestly believe that if we'd start focusing more on who we need to be for God then he'll put our prince charming in our life, when he sees fit. God knows who the right guy is for us! So, what's the use of us trying to figure that out now? God is in control. Not us. We just got to wait on him to bring the right one, instead of seeking out someone ourselves.
Don't conform to the pressure of this world that says: you need a boyfriend, and you need one now. The world says: date as many guys as you want until you find the right one.
God says: wait.
Waiting is hard, but wouldn't you prefer to wait for the right guy instead of sampling all the wrong guys?
I highly recommend Sarah Mally's book: Before you meet prince charming
This book is so good! I would totally suggest it to any young lady. If your serious about serving God with your life and you want to prepare to be the right help meet for your future prince charming I really encourage you to get this book!