by 德明; Chinese by Judy & Una
ANGEL SAT DOWN in the subway train and turned up her iPod. She had just left Joe at the previous stop. He had suggested they begin dating seriously. In other words, they would begin sleeping together.
She thought of his deep dark eyes and his cute smile. He did make her feel special. He had even told her that he loved her. Then she thought of her classmate, Chloe.
She had been in love with her boyfriend. He said that he loved her and wanted to marry her. They moved in together, but he kept changing the wedding date. Eventually he moved out and married another woman.
Angel shook her head. She didn't want to make a mistake. She also didn't want to miss out on true love.
Did she really love Joe? Did he really love her? How could she know?
Ladies, imagine you had a special a box of chocolates. These were very expensive and you know you will never have another box like this again.
Imagine then you decided to give one chocolate to every man you liked. Imagine now the box is empty, and into your life walks a man you fall in love with. You would like to give him the whole box of chocolates, but you have nothing left.
The same applies to sex. It is an expression of true love. It is not something to be casually given away.
SEX IS MORE than a physical act. It is intensely emotional and spiritual. There is no act more personal.
WE WOULDN'T give our money or possessions to someone we don't know or trust. Why then do some people give themselves? It is poor judgement.
EVEN IN THE COMMERCIAL WORLD you cannot have a product until you have paid for it. By exchanging your cash for the product, you are committing to the purchase. In companies, people do not sign the employment contract until they are happy with the conditions.
NO JOB OR PRODUCT is worth as much as your heart. Anyone who wants you to give your heart needs to make the commitment. That commitment is marriage.
SOME PEOPLE will say anything to sleep with you. But, love is not words. Love is action*. Love is patient, kind, gentle, selfless. Many men will promise to marry you if you sleep with them. Again, promises are just words. Don't give in. The man who really loves you will respect you. He will love your heart and not just your body. He will wait for you.
REMEMBER ALSO, if the man has slept with you without marrying you, he probably won't see anything wrong with sleeping with other women he is not married to. You don't want a life like that.
LADIES, try this test. If a man you like is pressing you into sex because he says he loves you, do this: Refuse and tell him instead of trying to destroy the relationship, he should be making wedding plans. Tell him he can have you on the wedding night. If he agrees, and begins making serious plans, he does love you. If he gets upset, he doesn't love you, and has probably had other women as well.
THE ABOVE WISDOM is from the Bible. God loves you and wants your heart protected from bad relationships. The Bible teaches that God is love.
God not only made all people, He also invented marriage. His Bible shows us real love.
"Love is patient, and love is kind. Love is not jealous, it does not boast, and it is not proud. Love is not rude, love is not selfish, and love does not become angry easily. Love does not remember wrongs done against it. Love is not happy with evil, but love is happy with the truth. Love patiently accepts all things. Love always trusts, always hopes, and always continues strong. Love never ends. " 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
by 德明; Chinese by Judy & Una