Excerpts from the Article by HEATHER FRIERSON featured in http://www.Crosswalk.com .
I know you have heard all the questions.
*When will you find a husband (wife)?
*Are you dating?
* What do you want to do with your life?
* What is wrong with you? He / She is perfect for you!
* Don’t you want to get married?
* Are you gay?
Questions can be sympathetic or intrusive. Reality is that anyone can be too nosy or overly assumptive. Your parents want you to be happy. Your friends want you to be happy. Everybody wants you to be happy. Right?
Then social media contributes to your stress. There’s that “in a relationship” button. Pictures of joyous couples. Dating apps where you can choose the perfect man / woman in a click and make a 20 second judgment of their worth (beware, they just judged you…you need a haircut). IM and Facebook and your smart phone put millions of single (applicants) at your fingertips. Wow! Enough to overwhelm anyone.
Take a minute and relax…Deep Breath….and Remember!
*GOD has a plan for you!
*God will answer your prayers with A Better Way Of Living!
* Life does not begin with marriage (that is a MYTH)
JEREMIAH 29:11 “FOR I KNOW THE PLAN I HAVE FOR YOU”
GOD is good! All the time!
Remember your friends that are experiencing separation or divorce this Christmas. Being without your kids on Christmas Day is very lonely, especially for the first time. You may not know what to say but a call and a kind word goes a long way. Be thankful for your families. Merry Christmas!!
“Tears of joy! I was in and out of the courtroom less then 20mins. I got full custody of my son. I was ask if she will pay child support and I told them no, cuz I don’t need child support or help from the state. I got something called a job and being responsible. I’ m a single father doing what I’m supposed to do; provide and to teach my boys how to become a man”
Willie Lawson, Atlantic City, NJ
I Salute you, Mr. Lawson. In a society where most men run and hide, you chose to step up and do what is right.
Men, listen to me! It is a difficult time. Many of you are divorced because times have changed. Women work and have their own successes. Many are not as patient as their mothers and grandmothers were. Job security is a thing of the past. Family definition has changed and succeeding as a family is hard. You may ask, “What can I do?”
Here is what you do:
- Be a Daddy
- Pay your child support
- Be available for visitation
- Don’t criticize their momma
- Go to ***extra ball games, band events, spelling bees*** even if you can’t hang out. Let them see you!
- Love those children!
God is good! All the time! He knows you are not perfect. He can take up the slack. Actually already has. Sent Jesus. Peace….