Stronger For It
For a brief moment I questioned sharing it.
This post about love…
“to the one needing this tonight: there’s a man waiting to love you how God intended…”
The societal screams from thousands of women echoed in my head.
~We are strong and confident and able.
~We can do anything a man can do.
Continual shouts have been hurled at this generation~
~We need to love ourselves, we need to raise strong daughters.
~We don’t need a man to complete us, or to love us.
And for a split second, I let the shouts of peer pressure dissuade me and compromise the heart of my beliefs. My finger briefly staggering over the delete button.
God’s shouts were greater.
I am STRONG.
I am CONFIDENT and ABLE.
I have raised STRONG daughters.
But I am NOT complete without my man,
and I will make no apologies for this.
Why am I labeled “old fashioned”?
Why does the world view this as a weakness?
If this is my weakness, I am proud of it.
If this is my weakness, I am stronger for it.
I was created for my husband. I love him more than life itself. Despite what society claims~I do not cook and clean, do laundry and keep house because I am his slave. I do not do these things because I am weak. I do not do these things because I have been brainwashed by my religion. I CHOOSE to do these things because of love. My choice. I do these things because it gives me so much joy to love on this man of mine. I do them because he is my “Happily Ever After”. He is the love story God wrote just for me.
I understand that there are women who will never marry. I understand that there are women reading this right now that are single, but have not chosen to be. Perhaps divorce, or even death has placed this label on you. Whether you have chosen to be single, or perhaps you are praying even now for the man God has for you~ that “man who is waiting to love you as God intended”~ Whatever category you fall into~ make no mistake, neither of these make you weak in God’s eyes.
Should we be content to be fully loved by Christ alone, even if we are to remain single? Yes, we should find contentment in Christ alone~ but God never once tells us in His word that it is wrong to pray for a spouse. God never once tells us it is wrong to be made complete by a man. In fact, He tells us the opposite. He tells us that He created us to be a help meet to our husbands. He tells us that when we are married, we two become one.
Without my husband, I am only half as strong as I can be. Together with him, we are one. He makes me whole.
Don’t allow society to change the very heart of your beliefs. Don’t allow the screams of peer pressure to dissuade you or your daughters. Don’t allow their words to make you feel “less than”, weak, or old fashioned. Open God’s word and show them the beautiful picture of what pure, selfless love truly means. Show them the true meaning of strength.
This Valentine’s Day I will be proud to be labeled weak, because when I look at my husband my heart fills with a joy that I can’t even put into words. And that’s what love is. A love that God always intended between a husband and wife. One flesh. Bone of my bone. My soul mate and best friend. My lover. The man who takes my breath away, and the man I want next to me when I draw my last breath. The man I would do anything for. The man who completes me.
Does this make me weak?
Yes, yes it does, haha~
Weak in the knees~
And I am stronger for it.
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