Expecting Respect

Facing Our Challenges Head-On

November 3, 2015

Dear Julie: I’ve faced a lot of challenges the last few months with a man that I care a lot about. He came out of my life for about 2 months and I struggled wondering what I had done until it got me in a dark place only God was able to bring me out of. Then he came back knowing the feelings I have for him. He’s been so hot and cold that I finally asked if he really wanted anything to do with me. I’ve beat myself up over that since I feel like God brought him back into my life for a reason. I feel like all I can do is just keep my faith and praying that God will let this man see who I really am.~~Hurting


Dear Hurting: I like what you said about keeping your faith and praying to God. And I am quite sure that God would tell you that any daughter of His doesn’t have to put up with the way this man treats you.

Sounds to me like your boyfriend is way too sure of himself. I would advise you not to let him know how much he means to you. In fact, maybe you should show him the door and tell him to come back ONLY when he can treat you with the respect you deserve. You are a princess, a daughter of the King of Kings.

In the meantime, read your Bible to learn more of what it means to be God’s daughter and what you should expect from someone desiring to have a relationship with you. Don’t settle for anything less.


Remember, friends, as challenges come our way,
we can face them head-on
through Christ who strengthens us!

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