Women like to be pursued. We like to feel wanted and loved. We love the thought of a grand romance. It’s said that women are complicated creatures and men cannot seem to figure us out, but if you treat us right, act like you like us and stay in constant pursuit then we’ll stay happy. Seems pretty simple to me.
A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about defining yourself and knowing who you are before entering into a marriage (or any relationship really). You can read more about that here. Shortly thereafter, our pastor talked about the lies that Satan will have all women believe and I thought it was a good follow-up to that post. You see, Satan is a sneaky, deceitful little guy who will have us women believing that we can depend on some guy to meet all of our needs. And when that guy fails us, we’re left holding the broken pieces with no one left to blame but ourselves.
We, as women, tend to put all of our hopes on one guy. We long for companionship. We get into the wrong relationships and think that we can “fix” him. We get wrapped up in the fairytale and the distant thought of “happily ever after.”
If we have a clear definition of who we are before entering that relationship, our visions won’t get as clouded by “love”. We are less likely to compromise ourselves for that companionship, and we can focus on being not only who we want to be, but also the person that you are looking for is looking for. Now that’s a thought to twist your head around!
Think about how Dad feels before he’s going to give his little girl away. This is the little girl he’s fought for his whole life, threatening boyfriends, setting early curfews and refusing to allow you to wear that mini skirt. Dad has fought for your purity and your well-being. Is your husband/fiancé/boyfriend doing the same? Can Daddy rest assured that this is “the one” that will constantly pursue you and keep you happy for the rest of your life?
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