We just got the Sept-Oct NGJ today- My interest was definitely piqued when I read Shalom’s article. I really did not know what things were like outside of my (rural farming) area. It’s frightening to hear that it is somewhat the same in other places…I know of so many WONDERFUL Christian young ladies in their late 20s who are still waiting for their man to come along, and it makes me think- if these amazing girls are not married, then how would I ever have a chance at finding a husband? I have to say, reading the article was very depressing- mostly because it collaborated with what I’ve already seen and didn’t want to admit.
I got to thinking- is there any way that we gals can help to remedy this situation? I know that the most important thing is prayer- we must pray for godly men to be raised up, young men who are ready to raise a family. But what else could we do?
I also was thinking- perhaps I am too picky. Could that be part of the problem? Am I expecting these young men to be spiritual giants while I excuse my own faults?
Another thing-if there are no mature young men around us, should we gals then “settle” for someone we think would be less than ideal? (I’m talking about rational concerns now, not just girlish whims.)
I really want to be married someday… I mean REALLY. It is really depressing then when I survey this state of affairs! 🙁 I’m sure most of you girls know how I feel!
It is even harder in my area, because there really are not that many men period, let alone “marriage aterial” guys! (I guess that’s why I should be going to the Texas shindig! 🙂
So ladies and gals, what are your thoughts on this issue?