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!

In Love,

-Kytia L’amour

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