So I have been writing Yahweh in Hebrew on my arm for awhile. I'm thinking about getting it tattoo on there and lots of people have been asking me about it. It's lead to some pretty cool opportunities and conversations.
Lots of them have revolved around the ideas of sex and dating.
I'm not sure why that's one of the first things people ask you when they find out you believe in God, but it seems to be a pretty common trend lately.
So here it is, my thoughts on dating and sex.
I will not date to appease my boredom. I am waiting for you. I lost sight of that for some time. I lost sight of things that I once held in a firm grip of truth. But I have found them once again. I am waiting for you. I want to be an amazing husband someday. And though I do not know who you are, I probably don't know your laugh or smile. I don't know your name. But I am waiting for you. I am praying for you, and I will not settle for false companionship.
I'm not going to date unless there is a chance of marriage at the end.
And I will not kiss you until I know you'll be my bride.
I know lots of you don't agree with that and many of you can't imagine.
I've had multiple conversations with people this week who think I am crazy for not wanting sex before marriage let alone a kiss.
But I have seen in my life and the lives of countless friends that the physical leads to nothing of worth. And I don't want any part of it.
I believe sex was created by God. And I believe God has the best plan. So I will not have sex until I am married.
I will not give myself emotionally or physically to someone so wholeheartedly until we are united as one.
I will not let my flesh come before my spirit. I will not give into the temptations of my old desires. I want to live for Christ. I want to have the mind of Christ. The mind set on the flesh is death. But the mind set on the Spirit is life.
(My friend Katy has a great blog about this: check it out!)
This is what I believe. I do not follow this because it is a set of rules that are marked out for me to stop me from having fun. I choose to set myself apart for God.
I was bought. I was bought at a price. It wasn't with earthly matter that comes and goes. It wasn't with gold or silver.
It was with the precious blood of Jesus Christ my Lord. He is my Lord.
And I get to love Him through whatever comes. What a privilege.
Jesus I love you.