Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Old is Too Old?

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Old is Too Old? August 31, 2016

AnsweringAnother installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical,  rational and the best possible solution, in other words 180 degree turn from Debi and friends answers. As always all spelling and grammar in the posting is unchanged from the original author.

How Old is Too Old?

I’m a junior in Bible college, and I’m 22 years old. Until a few weeks ago, I was well set in my ways on going to Russia as a single missionary to work with the Deaf. Several months ago, the Lord helped me finally come to the place that I could truly say that I was content with serving Him as a single, however long that were to be. But in the last few weeks, a man in my college has begun to express interest in me. He has asked to an up-coming banquet at the college, walks me to classes after chapel, and eats lunch with me. We both help at an inner city church plant, and have gotten to know one another well through serving together. The problem regarding him is his age. He is fifteen years older than I am. I have been receiving unwanted “advice” from well-meaning people about how I need to be careful or even that I should reconsider. Is the age difference really a significant matter? Are there potential problems?

Most of the replies say if she’s attracted to him and it’s okay with her parents then the age difference is not a determining factor, not to be concerned with. What do you think?

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