A little over a week ago an article from The Transformed Wife went viral. It was called, “Men Prefer Debt-Free Virgins Without Tattoos.” It created quite a stir. I’ve read many of the comments (too many), and listened in on the debates. I’m diving in now to rewrite each point in the article. Ready?
- Debt: Christians prefer spouses whose debt has been paid by Christ. “Having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” (Colossians 2:14)
- Virginity: Christians prefer spouses whose purity has been purchased by the blood of Christ. “That He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.” (Ephesians 5:27)
- Tattoos: Christians prefer spouses with the gospel tattooed on their hearts. “This one will say, ‘I am the Lord’s; and that one will call on the name of Jacob; And another will write on his hand, ‘Belonging to the Lord.’” (Isaiah 44:5)
Christians prefer Christians. Let the gospel define your expectations. And your worth.
Want more practical, gospel-centered encouragement? Check out these books by Sara Wallace:
“For the Love of Discipline: When the Gospel Meets Tantrums and Time-Outs”
“I have read SO many parenting books- and it seems they fall into one of two camps: practical advice or a theological perspective, and so often I felt like they didn’t apply to the little years. This book is my new favorite on the subject of discipline because Sara beautifully addresses both: the heart behind the discipline and the practical tips and how to, sharing stories and examples from her own life as a mother of 5 boys.” – Ashley.
“The Gospel-Centered Mom”
“An excellent book for moms who want to be challenged to be more like Christ in their parenting. Helpful, bright, and it comes with a pen too! I highly recommend this!” – Brandi
Grab your copy for your next personal devotional study, or do it with a group of friends!