DEAR ANGELA: My religion puts a lot of focus on getting married, and it feels like everyone else finds their spouse before they turn 25 – except for me. I’ve prayed for a husband, I’m very faithful, I attend church, I pay my tithes, I’m kind to my fellow man, and still I’m alone.
How can I maintain my faith when the one thing I ask for and yearn for in this world is withheld from me?
Losing Faith Gal
DEAR LOSING FAITH:
But as real as God is and as much as He loves you, He most likely is not going to appear in your house and start filling out an eHarmony profile.
Especially when you can do that yourself.
Where dating is concerned, feel empowered by your faith. Use it to act for yourself. You’re praying for a husband? Okay, now
1. Decide what type of man you’re looking for, and
2. Go, emboldened with faith, to where those men are – church, charitable groups, cooking class, college classes or out in groups with friends who have friends.
The more you do, the more you use your creativity, intelligence, and common sense (all blessings from God) to make changes and improvements in your own life – the greater your faith will be.
“Pray as though everything depended on God and act as if everything depended on you.” — St. Augustine (354-430)
Readers: How are you strengthened by your faith? What practical application has it had in your life? Do you think about God when it comes to your dating relationships? Leave your comments below.