by Bethany Baird from Girl Defined – Being Faithful to a Man You’ve Never Met
Editor’s note: One of the big things impressed upon girls in Quiverfull and the Christian Patriarch Movement is staying ‘pure’ in every way for some future husband supposedly out there waiting for you. I have noticed that similar pressure to conform is almost never placed upon the young males in this movement. Why is that?
Am I really being faithful to my future husband? If he were to find me now, would he find me waiting faithfully? Would your future husband find you waiting faithfully? In your actions? In your thoughts? In the way you interact with other guys? Learning how to honor your future husband now, will only make it that much easier after you are married. What a blessing and a gift to bring into marriage. Faithfulness.
I want to encourage each one of you to stop. Pray that you can be a faithful woman to God. Pray that you’ll be a faithful woman to your future husband. Pray that you can honor him even before you know who he is. Pray that you will live in a way that shows you are being faithful to the one man God has for you.
I would encourage you to play the song again. Close your eyes and make it your prayer.
Questions to consider…
Do you pray for your future husband? What specific things do you pray for? I started praying for mine many many years ago. You can watch my video on “Praying For Your Future Husband” or you can read the blog post here.
In what ways are you not being faithful to your future husband? If he were to find you now, would he feel honored by your thoughts and actions?
QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.