Friday, January 20, 2006

Frustration's a Clue

There's a reason so many young single women are frustrated by their male friends: we want them to stop being satisfied with less than a full commitment. Why? Because we were designed for marriage. Hanging out on the weekend's great. Going to movies and dinner and on long walks is nice. Getting together to talk and shoot the breeze fills a need. But it's not enough. Don't be ashamed that you want something more. Something long term. Something permanent.

God made marriage for our good and for His glory. Thankfully He's still in the business of forming families. As the Psalmist wrote in Psalm 68:6 "God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land."

If you're tired of waiting for the guy in your life to take initiative, you've come to the right place. But don't propose just yet. There's a lot you can do to motivate him to action without actually popping the question. For starters, read what I did with Steve.


At 4:22 PM, Blogger Ted Slater said...

Great points, Candice! I love the "what I did with Steve" story you link to, and look forward to more writings from you that touch on this issue.


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