Can you imagine being a 17 year old girl and deciding that dating was “not for you”? I’ve talked to many people about the span of five years in my life that I chose not to date, but I thought it would be a good idea to expound upon that subject. I had a few boyfriends before I made this decision. I later realized that I chose to date those guys mostly because they pursued me, and my friends thought that I “should” date them because we were cute together or because I needed a boyfriend.
As I explain in this video, my walk with God spawned this decision. Coming from a broken home with my parents being divorced, I had a lot of mending to do in my heart and the best thing for me to do was to take a “time out” when I noticed myself crushing on the wrong guys. My husband is the only person I had a mutual like and attraction to after I went through some major emotional healing, and I’m so glad I waited on him instead of doing what other people told me to.
People thought I was a little young to be marriage-minded, but fortunately there were some that admired my ability to have self control and think about more than the present moment. Yes, my hormones were raging, and there were times I was really lonely, so the fact that I felt God calling me to be single didn’t make things perfectly easy. I hope to encourage you in your journey of being single or dating in a healthy way. Let me know what you think, and share your stories if you did or are doing something similar. I’d love to answer any questions you might have!