“If God calls me to singleness, I’m not answering,” my sister said to me. Instead of dwelling on or telling someone that “God may call you to singleness”–which is always the exception not the norm–what if we talked about contentment and trusting God with the future? Not everyone reading this post will find a spouse, just like none of us are guaranteed a job or kids or even a long life.
I remember when a well-meaning woman told me rather callously I needed to stop ‘being boy crazy’ and know that God might never give me a husband. (David and Bathsheba’s child didn’t survive despite fervent prayer and fasting). But even if your statement represents truth, communicated in a careless way it can be damaging. While God promises to give us the desires of our hearts, he is not Santa Claus.
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The articles are concise solid bible teaching that I hope will help you find your way through the sexual maze. Why the Need for Pre-marital Counseling God says, My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6a).
The approach is simply "what the Scriptures say about X" in a fairly plain fashion. We also have the wise words of Solomon on the importance of counseling, Without counsel purposes are disappointed (or frustrated): but in the multitude of counselors they are established (Proverbs ).
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Some scholars say Paul was writing of a temporary exception to marriage because of the circumstances. This doesn’t translate into ‘right now’, but He’ll either give you a husband or change your desire. Statistically speaking, you are more likely to get divorced than never get married.
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We encourage listeners to contact their local church or pastor if they are in need of counseling services.Send your request, along with your name and address to [email protected] Our Send your question, comment, or prayer request to [email protected] Our In part, this question is coming from women who’ve recently read Pulling Back The Shades, a candid look at erotica, intimacy, and the longings of a woman’s heart, which I co-authored with Dr Juli Slattery.But the truth is the question has been coming my way for a long time and I’ve managed to dodge it. ” It seems to me that the question is loaded with that angsty appeal we learned when we were children and mom said it was time for bed, “Ah, mom! Sometimes when we look at all the pain and hurt in the world, it seems like God doesn’t care about what we’re going through.