Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Oh The Terror

I may have mentioned this before, but recent events have brought this back to the surface.  I am absolutely terrified of being an adult and doing adult things like maintaining a marriage and raising children.  I know I'm supposed to be fruitful and multiply and all that nonsense.  I'm 26 years old and time is ticking. A couple of weeks ago, I visited two very good friends of mine from high school, one is married and pregnant and the other is engaged to be married.  Sometimes I think about how it would be to be in their shoes but then I get this feeling in my stomach that makes me think, "Oh God, NO!! I'm not ready! I don't wanna!"

It really annoys me when poeple tell me that they always thought that I would be the first to get married. Then they ask me why I am still single. I know why I'm still single.  I'm still single because I made it so.

Here are the ways that I have sabotaged myself and kept myself single:

Appearance/Weight:  My warped brain believes that if I were to get thinner, I would be able to attract guys. I exercise enough to stay healthy but not enough to be thin, which results in my "keeping the guys away".  I hate wearing makeup and I am convinced that I am too tall to wear heals. I prefer to dress comfortably.  I know that men fall in "love" with the way their manhoods respond to the message their eyes send to their brains and something in me won't let me be a part of that.

Crushes: I develop crushes on guys that I know are waaaaayyyyyy out of my league so I know for a fact that I won't have to deal with the possibility of marriage.  Plus, my standards are extremely high--the guy that fits all of my criteria does not exist.

Dwelling: I live with my parents. It helps me save money, but it also prevents me from having a romantic relationship.

Friends: I make friends with girls who look a billion times better than I do so I will always be the wing girl and never the target.

Social Life: I don't go anywhere and when I do, I make sure that I either don't have fun or make myself totally unapproachable.

Observations: I have yet to see a happy married couple (that have been married for a significant amount of time).

Does anyone know how to cure me of this?

1 comment:

David said...

It seems to me this is a case of self-fulfilling prophesey and faulty premises. First and foremost, all things are possible through God. Accept that you were wonderfully made by a loving God and if God can make you then He can certainly make for you a companion who complements you like a setting complements a gem. Sure, there are guys out there who won't look at you twice because you aren't anorexic and don't wear heels or make-up, but you don't want those guys anyways. Frankly, doing what you're doing is pre-screening qualified candidates.
As for not knowing any happily married couples, look for those couples who have a relationship centered around Christ and you will find happy couples. The Bible's example of perfect union is three persons: Adam, Eve and God in the garden. Seek after the Lord and He will grant you the desires of your heart.

God Bless,
David

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