Marriage Myths Shattered

“…the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.”

Psalm  84:11

Yesterday, myths about parenting…today, myths about marriage. In a post at the Girls Gone Wise blog, Sarah Bubar shares some of the myths she still battles as a single woman in her 30’s. I can remember all too well how these thoughts would easily destroy my contentment during my single years if I failed to confront them with truth.

  1. I’ll be happy if I’m married because I won’t be alone anymore.
  2. I’ll feel complete if I’m married. I’ll have accomplished something with my life.
  3. It must be God’s will for me to get married because I want it so badly.
  4. If I never get married, it must be a punishment of some kind.

Read the truths that contradict these myths in the article “Calling All Single Ladies.”

Whether you’re married or single now, have you been tempted to believe these myths?  How are you finding (or how did you find) contentment during your single years?

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Incompleteness is not the result of being single, but of not being full of Jesus. Only through the process of reckless abandonment to Jesus does any woman ever finally understand that, in Him, she is complete… A woman not complete in Jesus will be a drain on her husband. Such a woman will expect her husband to fill the gap that only Jesus can fill. Only the single woman who understands this means of being complete in Jesus is mature enough to be a helpmeet (complement). “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ…” (Col. 2:9-10 NIV). Are you feeling full yet? Ask the Lord right now to begin this process of revealing to your heart the reality of your fullness in Him. “But it is good for me to draw near to God…” (Ps. 73:28a KJV).

~Debby Jones & Jackie Kendall in Lady in Waiting

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