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purity.

since it is almost valentine’s day ♡ and love is in the air (haha) i wanted to post something on purity. purity is not something that we talk about frequently. i’m not sure why but in a generation where sex at 13, pornography, and promiscuity is rampant, i think it’s important more than ever to bring it up. so here i go…

a definition of purity is: freedom from guilt or evil; innocence or physical chastity; cleanness or spotlessness. but there is so much more to it than this. it means being pure in our thoughts, actions, motives….

for the single: i pray that you would hold out and continue waiting for the one God has prepared for you. it is worth waiting, as difficult as it may seem at the moment. keep your heart pure for what God has in store for your future. click here to listen to an encouraging short teaching about praying and patiently waiting.

for those in a relationship/engaged: i pray that purity is something that you hold onto more than ever during this time. i can say from experience, this is one of the most difficult times to truly stay pure in your heart and even physically. but nonetheless, it is extremely worth it. fix your heart on Christ and when you stand there on your wedding day, with a pure heart and conscious- you will have so much joy in knowing that you were faithful.

for the married: (this includes myself) i pray that we continue to honor God and our husband by the way we think and act. i have personally seen the aftermaths and effects of adultery take place in a family and there is nothing more destructive to a marriage. i definitely want to be pure in many areas of life. pure from covetousness, from jealousy, from negative thoughts that should be positive.

i pray that we can be an example to others in this generation. that others would see that we have something different…the light of Christ, with a pure heart devoted to Him.

love,
arielle

  

The great thing about this post is that you can speak from experience. I love how the fruit of it shows in your own life. God gave you a wonderful, patient, God-loving man because you stuck to your convictions. There are always blessings in obedience :) Love the Leslie Ludy clip too :) <3 Mom

Sarah

Thank you for this.

i’m glad that i stumbled upon your blog… very encouraging! will be following :)

<3 – mia

:) I love this. Im so glad I found your blog.

Elle

Hey Lady,
just want to say that I stumbled upon your blog. I’m starting one at the moment. Been thinking of ways to write and share my heart with others. As an interior designer student we constantly thought to think only on design, but I like to think a lot more than that. Love this. You have inspired me. Be blessed. <3

I just stumbled onto your blog and have been enjoying looking around. :) I so appreciate this blog, as a single gal, it’s encouraging to have see someone who is married talk about the value of purity. In society today you tend to feel alone in this area; it’s nice to be reminded you’re not. Thanks for the encouragement! :)

This post was so encouraging for me to read! It was even more encouraging to read all the comments in response to it. Thank you for sharing your heart, I wish more people would.

I’m doing a series on Family Fountain on marriage. I am using a guest poster every Sunday. Would you like to submit this one for the series? I’d be glad to run it. It’s very good.

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