Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Nursing Degree or Not?

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Nursing Degree or Not? August 17, 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.

Nursing degree or not?

I am a junior in highschool. I am doing both homeschool as well as dual enrollment at my local community college. The whole reason I’m going to college is for a nursing degree, but even on the day I started classes, I wasn’t sure if I was doing the right thing. It’s been up and down – sometimes I’ve been very doubtful and other times I’ve felt confident. Finally God told me to slow down, because I can really get stressed when I’m in a doubtful phase and feel I must learn the answer NOW! :) So I’m just trusting in God but feel asking for advice is still fine. The main reason I’m not sure if a nursing degree would be right for me, is I’m afraid I won’t end up really using it. I am extremely ministry minded. Even when I was little I wanted to be a missionary. Now I want to be either a missionary or help in some sort of ministry in the US. Whenever I think about me future, I can only think of myself helping people spiritually. I want to help people who might otherwise live their whole lives in the darness (and go to Hell) to see the Light! I’m hoping to marry someone who is ministry oriented too. So I don’t know if a nursing degree would fit into this. Maybe in a 3rd world country, but I’m not sure that’s where I’m going and I could probably do without it even over there (help in an orphanage instead or something). I AM very interested in health and the human body. That is one of my big drawbacks. I don’t know. Could anyone with nursing degrees give me some information? And how did any of you ladies who went to college feel when starting, no matter what your degree outcome? Is it normal to be doubtful if it is truly God’s will? Would going to Word of Life Bible Institute for their year program be a better idea (you basically are drenched in God’s Word for a year and also are given some local ministry opurtunities). I’ve got a lot of questions!

Most of the answers this girl was given were along the lines of keep studying nursing because you might need it for your future family, not a career or that many missionary organizations around the world need nurses. Not a one mentioned making a career out of it to help others in an unselfish manner. What would you advise her?

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