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And some of you have noticed that, well, you aren’t exactly spring chickens anymore…
Some of you know that you want to live at home until God gives you “the one.” Some of you aren’t interested in finding “the one” (that would have been me for a long time).
It’s often just assumed that adults will have a partner and that there’s something rather odd about them if they don’t for any period of time.
Oscar Wilde summed up the view of many: “Celibacy is the only known sexual perversion.” There’s nothing new in this negative view of celibacy.
There are circumstantial differences: some have never married, while others are divorcees, widows, or widowers.
And there are experiential differences: some have chosen to be single and are basically content; others long to be married and feel frustrated. So much in our society is structured around couples.
But please be careful not to buy your “dream home” all on your own. Will you resent that he is the one driving “your baby” when you hardly get out?
Meeting the man God has for you and then finding out he’s in the military, or working for a company that could relocate him could cause disaster on your marriage. But please, make a conscious effort not to make them idols. The day may come when God moves you somewhere else away from your home.
Purchasing your own home and car is a great step toward independence and also in obedience to God if He is telling you to wait. The day may come when finances are so hard, that you may have to stay home with the kids and let your husband drive your car everyday because he sold his to pay the rent.First off, financially speaking, you will be able to put money aside for emergencies, a down payment on a house, or just to get through college–without loans if you’re diligent.