Young men, guard your hearts.
But you know what? Guard the hearts of those around you, too.
Young men, don’t flirt with those young girls when it means nothing to you. What’s harmless fooling around to you could be growing hope in a young girl’s heart, and if you don’t mean it the way you’re acting it can cause so much heartache and confusion for her.
She starts to think boys just aren’t interested in her, and that there’s something wrong with her.
Imagine, thinking that a guy likes her because of how he’s talking to her, and then she hears he’s asked someone else out, or that he really only thought of her as a friend.
It’s a rejection, and you as the guy don’t even see it.
But her heart is hurting.
Young ladies, don’t create in those young men a desire that doesn’t belong to them to fulfill. And I’m not talking only physical desires. Don’t tease and flirt, hint at more and act helpless in front of him when you have no intention of ever giving him a chance to see if a dating relationship will work.
Don’t hang on him and rely on him for guidance and let him be your protector when he’s got no right to be all of that to you.
Don’t create a relationship that has no chance of continuing.
Young people, we are too free with ourselves in this day and age.
Be faithful to your marriage, even before there is one. Don’t give away every part of your precious heart to anyone who hasn’t committed theirs to you as well.
Don’t learn to lean on someone who isn’t your spouse, or who hasn’t committed to become your spouse.
We create these desires and we leave broken hearts behind. We forge these alliances that will have to be broken someday because they aren’t within the bonds of a potential serious commitment. We think we can have it all, the world tells us we must have it all or we’re missing out.
No, you can’t have it all.
Sorry, but it’s not even healthy to ‘have it all.’
Have it right. That’s what you should have.