God’s design for marriage is so purposeful and beautiful. I may be young, but choosing to get married to Samuel, although can feel scary in moments of fear, is really the most deeply comforting gift I’ve ever been given. He looked at me the other day and said, “beloved, I am so grateful I get to be your forever home.” ♥️
I grew up shifting in and out of foster care, feeling the sting of broken relationships and families divided. My own family, and the families of every foster child I rubbed shoulders with. Such deep pain that marks our hearts. If you’ve felt it, you may even feel it now •Marriage is a beautiful gift of intimacy created and purposed to last a lifetime, providing unshakable security and enduring, life-giving love. A forever home. 🏡♥️
Family is suppose to be forever. I can feel the sting of pain that comes from broken families and relationships cut short. After coming to know Jesus, Samuel and I both decided we were going to wait to give the gift of our bodies to anyone but our future husband and future wife. I didn’t know the treasure I was until I realized the high price that was paid for me on the cross. My heart was flooded with hope for my future, and my future family. God designed sex as a beautiful gift that creates this life-long bond, and I am realizing more and more that the precious gift that sex is has been completely devalued down to temporary pleasure.
Samuel and I decided when we first began dating that, even if we had not in the past, we wanted to save the gift of sex for our wedding night. It has been a fight, and temporary pleasure has seemed more accessible and desirable than the future joy of a life-long marriage, but we have stood our ground. For our marriage, for our children, and for the forever home we will have together.
This is a vulnerable post, but I felt it was a really important one. Temporary sexual pleasure, can lead to the deepest pain God never wanted us to endure. His heart grieves when we experience the end of such an intimate relationship. He’s a good father who wants to protect his children and see us experience the fullness of joy that is gifted to us in marriage. A forever home-It’s worth the wait!