“The passion of man and woman in God’s plan is meant to be an icon, an earthly sign that points us beyond itself to our eternal destiny of union with God. But when we lose sign of our destiny, when we lose sign of union with God as our ultimate fulfillment, we begin to pin all hopes for happiness on the earthly image. The icon then degenerates into an idol.”
“First, by not having sex before marriage, you’re insisting on your right to take these things seriously, when many around you don’t seem to. By reserving a part of you for someone else, you’re insisting on you’re right to keep something sacred, you’re welcoming the prospect of someone else making an enduring private claim to you, and you to him.”
|I've always loved this picture!|
“Without question, purity is beautiful. We’re not talking about repression or prudishness, but about having a confident and serene sense of your dignity and worth, so hold on to your kisses!”
“You will become more attractive to the person God has in mind for you when you become the woman that God is calling you to be.”
“All beauty comes from God, and should point our hearts back toward Him. As a woman, your task is to use this gift to draw the hearts of men toward God, while avoiding the temptation to distract them from Him. Your modesty is a ministry of beauty. A woman should be so hidden in Christ that a man has to see Christ just to see her.”
And for me, the thing I'm most attracted to in a man is his holiness and his complete and utter devotion and love for God as I've already stated in my later post. If holiness is what I desire in my spouse, and obviously I want to be attractive to him, then what makes me think that holiness is not what would attract him? I feel like what I'm attracted to is what I desire, not only in my spouse but also for myself. And by becoming the woman God created me to be, I would sure hope that the man I'm attracting is not being attracted to just myself, but Christ in me.
I know I've said a lot, and it's probably all scattered because there is just so much to say and so much I didn't say, so you will have to excuse my lack of english writing skills. I just really pray that my readers (and myself) will take to heart that being single is a critical time in our life (as in any time) to simply grow as an individual and in finding our worth in Christ - that by doing so it will never limit us from finding fulfillment and joy in being content with God, solely.