I got the picture from the blog Western Defense- not sure what that blog is about, just like the picture.
For a long time I was single. I know this sounds strange to those who are desperate to get married, but there are A LOT of benefits to being single. A lot more than you might think. For one thing, when I was single, I just had to make decisions for myself, I could pack up and move someplace else, just because I wanted to. I just had me to feed, me to think about, me to worry about.
All that to say, life is different when you are married. You CAN'T just pack up and leave at your whim, your family comes first. The Bible talks about this, not in a lot of detail so it seems not hyperly (new word) important, but wow, what an impact marriage makes on your WHOLE life.
My Pastor and his family just got back from a vacation in Italy. One of the things that shocked them and me, as they were describing the scene to me, was the prostitution. How I wish there was a Christian woman out there with gusto, willing to reach these hopeless women with the gospel, and face, possibly, an angry Pimp or two. Slowly, but surely. Sensitively, but direct.
Teresa, my Pastor's wife, with a sad look in her eye, compelled me to try to understand the hopelessness that would drive these women to that lifestyle. The loneliness that went along with it, and the unsure future and most likely, early death. All for what?
Is there anyone out there?