God wanted more.” She knew she needed to sow good things to reap a good man but she wasn’t quite sure how to do it...
until one day when she read a common Bible verse in a whole new light.
He arranged the entire festive event aboard the Spirit of Washington cruise ship.
She recalls, “Before you knew it, I had slept with one too many guys, and I was now the girl on campus with a ‘reputation’ -- the girl who slept around and who no one respected.” How could it have happened?
She was raised in church – the daughter of deacons.
If you want to write a guest post, send it here.) Despite my passion for christian dating values and practices I must admit that sometimes I’ve considered turning to the “world” aka COSMOPOLITAN for dating advice.
Also, the fact that I have been saving my first kiss for my future husband is no longer cute now that I’m 30. I may or may not have googled “How to Kiss” a few months ago.
[Genesis , NIV] “I read Genesis with new eyes, and the Holy Spirit enlightened a scripture I had read and heard a thousand times,” she says.
In January of 2004, Audrey took her “rhema word” and began praying for a husband.
God didn't intend for my heart to be hurt again and again but I continued to step outside of God's plan for me.
Hurt happened, and it hurt more than it should have.” After getting her heart broken enough times, Audrey began searching for a lasting love.
“I'd grown up in church and decided at 18 that I needed to find myself apart from my parents and any church.” She wrestled with her faith as most young adults do, and she found herself conflicted between how she was on Sunday and how she acted the rest of the week. I had my church friends and my world friends, and I thought I'd die if the two ever met.” Audrey says she was tired of “trying” to be a Christian and thought she should focus on being herself… “I knew I wasn't supposed to fornicate but I was rejecting what I had been taught to believe.
“I felt like I'd been some hypocrite, thinking one way and acting another,” she confesses. So I did.” It didn’t take long for Audrey to develop a damaging identity.
“When it's done outside of the covenant of marriage, you give away pieces of yourself.