ESTROGEN ALERT: Sorry fellas, you can just glaze over this post and check back tomorrow. 😉
If you happen to be in possession of two X chromosomes, you know there are a lot of great things that come with being a girl.
But alas, life as a girl is not without its host of problems. Especially if you are of the single Christian girl variety.
And problems seem to always go better with a hashtag in front of them.
So ladies, I’d love to know:
This blog has taught me a lot of things, including a refresher course in geography. I’m super blessed and excited that I have devoted followers from all over the world—a special shout out to my peeps in Switzerland, the Philippines, Canada, Australia, and the UK (just to name a few!).
And I want to hear from all of you!
Whether it’s an awkward encounter with an ex in the Alps or your problem always ends in: “eh?” I want to hear it in the comments section below! Let’s share the fun, awkward, exciting, embarrassing, ridiculous, weird, and unique problems to being in this stage of life together!
Submit your TOP THREE #christiangirlproblems in the comments section of this post with the format:
Looking forward to sharing our #christiangirlproblems!
#1 Immaturity. I was disappointed to find that this quality carries over to the Christian population! Both faith-wise and in general. Note: I’m 27, so I speak of dudes my age or older.
#2 Lack of options. All the good guys are taken/married, and the rest have a ways to go (see above).
#3 Fear. When/if God brings my dreamboat along, setting sail into the sunset is pretty scary! I’ve been single for a long time and haven’t dated anyone since being saved (2.5 years ago). Am I ready to date? If so, what will that even look like?
FIRST NAME: Elyse
COUNTRY: USA – New Jersey
Elyse, thank you for sharing your #christiangirlproblems! I completely hear you on every single one. Being a single Christian girl can be frustrating thanks to a lack of options and immature available options. And I agree, it is totally scary to think of it being a reality at some point especially if you’ve come to a place of contentment with where God has you as a single person. Again, thanks for sharing!! 🙂
#1 When your ex asks your uncle about your spiritual life, yet doesn’t address you. (Elyse I can relate #1)
#2 When people assume that there is something wrong with you if you are not interested in dating just to date. Instead of assuming that you just have morals.
#3 When cute clothes aren’t modest. Total drag.
FIRST NAME: I don’t think it’s very fair of you to ask our first names since you won’t tell us your’s. But I’m a turn the other cheek kinda person so I’ll tell you mine anyway. It’s Emily.
Country: USA – PA
HAHA Emily– you crack me up. It’s a good thing we’re friends in real life! 😉 Thanks for sharing your comments!! So in regards to number 3 are you saying that my mini skirt and tube top are inappropriate on Sunday mornings?!?! 😉
#1 The guy i married 8months ago may turn out to be a pathological liar
#2 I’ve been getting very moody about work lately, and feel lik i need a break
#3 I will be asking for a 10 day leave of absence for something i think i want to do. Stressed whether it will work out or not! :O
Thanks so much for sharing! Trying to figure out your next steps in a career or job can be a stressful thing! Thankfully God says He will direct us when we acknowledge Him– praying you feel his nudgings to what He wants you to do!
#1: NYC MEN
#2 NYC MEN
#3 NYC MEN
FIRST NAME: Minaa
HaHa Minaa! You would think in one of the greatest cities in the world with a ton of men that there would be some potential candidates somehow, somewhere. Boo hiss! That is the tough thing about being a Christian girl– while the sea of fish may be large, the good Christian male fish are harder to locate and hook. Here’s to hoping you still get a nice Sleepless in Seattle moment up on the Empire state building!
#1: Feeling like you’re the only one who believes in waiting for sex until after marriage at girls night…how to not sound like Judge Judy
#2: Watching other Christian girls date non-Christian boys and not knowing how to support them
#3: Struggling with the balance of trusting God’s plan for your life and wanting a baby so bad when it’s just not happening due to life circumstances, health problems, etc…speaking into others’ lives who are struggling with the same thing
Allison, thank you for sharing! I resonate with all your problems as well. It is hard sometimes to express your Christian values while not making it sound judgmental (I love the Judge Judy reference!). And don’t even get me started on cute babies, bah! I’ve threatened “surprise adoption” to many cute babies I’ve seen in church… at the grocery store… in a restaurant… at the mall…. I’ve found volunteering in the church nursery and listening to the horrific details of my friends’ labors did help pause my biological clock for another five years, however. HaHa
#1 Watching your previously devote Christian friends going down a very sad path and forgetting where they came from.
#2 Feeling pressured by men to do something you don’t want to do because of your beliefs. This is a big big big one (Allison ^^ with you on this!)
#3 Having faith that there’s something for you out there — your career, your love life, etc — and not stressing about it.
COUNTRY: USA (PA and IN)
Thanks, Laura!! I appreciate you posting your problems. If ever a guy is trying to tell you to do something you don’t want to, just bop him on the nose and he’ll swim away… oh wait, or is that sharks? I’m sure it works for both! 😉 I hear you on #3, I think being in your 20’s is that decade in life where you are trying to figure it all out and figure out where God is leading you– and thankfully He has plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11) and sometimes the stepping stones along the way are the best part! 🙂
#1. Seriously, NBSB?! (No Boyfriend Since Birth) (why, is it a mortal sin?)
#2. Are you talking with your boyfriend last midnight? (can’t I talk with my friends overnight? And I mean, girlfriends?!)
#3. You totally should have a boyfriend right now because you’re not getting younger. -godmother (hmm..no comment)
HAHA oh my gosh I love “NBSB”!! Thanks so much for sharing, J. I hear ya, the pressure we receive from older family members doesn’t help the singleness situation. Wouldn’t it be great if instead of making us feel bad for being single, we got encouragement to enjoy right where God has us? God certainly doesn’t put an age limit on His plans for us and our family shouldn’t either! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂