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Boy Mom Monday – Proverbs 5:18 MARRIAGE

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Proverbs 5:18

Rejoice in the wife of your youth.

 

The girl interest level at my house is pretty low right now, but I know my boys will sooner or later realize that the females of the species aren’t so bad. And though two of my three are adamant about retaining their bachelorhood until death, I know it is likely that someday a sweet girl will take their breath away and eventually their heart.

In this world where sex outside of marriage is aggressively promoted as right and good, where the negative effects of it are ignored, where divorce is almost expected and where the purpose of marriage is in question, I fear for my sons.

My heart aches when I think of the possibility of them making avoidable mistakes that will bring them hurt and regret, and will quite possibly alter the course of their entire lives.

But I happen to know the God who created marriage and sex. And I also happen to know that he loves my children even more than I do. I will place my kids at his feet every single day asking (and I’m not beyond begging) that each one will one day find that right girl. And that he will save himself for her. And that she will be the wife of his youth. The wife of his middle age. The wife of his old age.

And that he will rejoice in her always.

Prayer: Lord, protect my sons from the lies this world tell him about love, marriage and commitment. Show them the beauty of marriage as you created it. I pray you will place in them a longing for the love you desire for them to have. Amen.

Some Further Reading about Purity and Marriage:

Sexual Purity is Not the Goal

Love of A Lifetime

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Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

3 thoughts on “Boy Mom Monday – Proverbs 5:18 MARRIAGE

  1. Yes Yes Yes!! I love this series, Kim!!!

  2. Thank you, Kim, for giving wonderfully written words to my own thoughts and fears and prayers!!!

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