Instead, his actions are typically motivated out of love for God and love for others, and he’s been that way as long as I’ve known him.Now, that’s not to say that I haven’t watched him mature over the years. That age difference means less and less as the years go on. In fact, it is not unusual to see boys and girls kissing right in the hallways.”—Liana, a 10th-grade student. The media promote this practice as normal—as if it were harmless recreation. “Lately, some of the boys at school have been asking me out or to be their girlfriend.”—Becky, 11 years old.* “Most of the kids in our school date.What was it about the young woman that made the gentleman just stare in awe? She provided a new meaning to what it truly meant to live! Her energy gave him hope in an otherwise mundane lifestyle.
These love-struck men find the young women's vivacity for just living in the moment alluring.A few weeks ago I came across a blog post titled 10 Women Christian Men Should Not Marry. It advised against marrying women who are not followers of Christ, as well as women who love to gossip or slander. As for the rest of the list, I cannot agree with much of it–mostly because his “types” are only bad stereotypes, which isn’t very helpful.However, I was surprised and then a little bit tickled when I discovered this type of women at #3: “The Older Woman.” Under this category, the author explained that marrying an older woman is not a sin, but it’s also not “God’s ideal.” He goes on to reason that it “requires an extra measure of grace to lead a woman who’s older than you.”As his scriptural justification he cited Adam and Eve: “God intentionally (with good reason! Scripture informs us that God created man first chronologically for the sake of authority!When both parties are mature and hold to godly morals, dating can lead to love and, eventually, to honorable marriage.After all, God created man and woman to be attracted to each other.” The reason this made me laugh is that I am nearly 4 years older than my husband. However several years ago I wrote a post called Why I Married a Younger Man, so I wasn’t planning to respond further.