By Candice Gage
Two of my Facebook friends shared a post this week from a blog titled Grace For The Road. I don’t know the name of the author — she’s just a girl from the U.K. But she shares her heart and a lot of wisdom in her post titled “I don’t wait anymore.” Check out this excerpt:
When I was 16, I got a purity ring.
And when I was 25, I took it off.
I didn’t tell anyone I was doing it — it wasn’t a statement or an emotional thing. I just slipped it off my finger that day and, before tucking it away in a box, ran my finger around the words on the familiar gold band.
“True Love Waits.” Waits.
What’s it “waiting” for, anyway?
I had my reasons for deciding not to wear it anymore. Other people might have other reasons. It’s a graveyard of hearts, this place where single church girls crash into their late 20s and early 30s. Churches see the symptoms. They scramble to reach out to the ever-growing young adult singles crowd who feels alienated by family-oriented services.
But there’s something bigger behind it than that.
Visit the Grace For The Road blog to read the rest. As a Christian woman who grew up during the “True Love Waits” movement, I could really relate to the author’s experience.
Do you feel like you are waiting? If so, what are you waiting for?
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