It is a constant, cyclical process in which you are broken down and built back up numerous times until finally, you are whole again.
Divorce recovery is painful, yes, but it is also an opportunity.
I plan to give it to all of my daughters once they are 15 or 16, because it does such an incredible job demonstrating the consequences of sin..sin, not just a lack of chastity, but especially how a lack of chastity can lead to bad choices in love. She had an affair with a married man for a number of years.
As you begin your dating, I think the book would mean so much to you.
"It makes a great deal of sense, and OP already explained she came to her position through her personal experiences." Actually, it really doesn't make sense that OP has decided not to have sex before marriage just because her first husband was a serial cheater.
I don't want to repeat them, and after much thought and prayer, I feel led to give up this area of my life. It makes a great deal of sense, and OP already explained she came to her position through her personal experiences.
Having sex can obscure your rational, reflective nature, rather than sharpen your decision-making abilities.
If you are caught up in the excitement and pleasure of a new sexual partner, you may minimize or not notice important character flaws.
Sex can take the place of intimacy, or real communication, or mutual respect, or common values. I applaud OP for having taken these lessons to heart.And if you have multiple partners, you will probably be lied to, make promises you don't keep, and eventually start doubting anyone can be honest and faithful and selfless, ever. OP, have you ever heard of Kristin Lavransdatter, by Sigrid Undset?It's a Norwegian novel that won the Nobel prize for literature back in the 1920s.I'm not ruling out sex, but I want it to mean something and I feel like now that I have a kid, I should be setting good examples for her. not sleeping with men who won't be around for the long haul.) Getting married just so you can have teh s3x0rz is a fairly common habit where I grew up (in Warren County), so I can only imagine how common it is in more rural areas.The resultant marriages are about as successful as you'd think, so waiting until marriage can have its pitfalls.She may have missed some red flags, or may not, in picking him, but whether they had pre-marital sex cannot be linked to his subsequent behavior. To 12/05 you wrote sex can obscure your rational, reflective nature, rather than sharpen your decision making abilities... I would suggest the real cause is men and womens insecurity of being alone and not being able to find someone else.