If a boyfriend or husband asks us to do something that is illegal, immoral, unethical, degrading, or disrespectful, we have a right to refuse—and IT’S OKAY. God does not place their spiritual, physical, emotional, financial, or mental well-being over ours. Our FIRST loyalty is to God and we serve Him. So whatever His will is for us is what we should do. For this reason it’s important to be with godly men; it’s much clearer when we should submit to husbands when they are truly men of God.
The master explained, “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.” Then the master ordered that that “useless servant” be cast into darkness.
The ways of the world are very influential on women, even Christian women. We are constantly inundated with worldly notions of what’s glamorous, right, and stylish. We see it on tv, in the lives of our friends and family, read about it in books and magazines, and may even have some mentors, teachers, or counselors recommend cohabitation. We then rationalize these worldly ways and come to the conclusion that these ways make sense based on how we FEEL and these sinful decisions are reinforced by a sin-filled world. However, that’s fine for those who choose to follow the world. But, God is calling His people to live righteously, and cohabitating is NOT for His people.
…Even in people who are of normal weight for their age, sex, and body type, increased belly fat (some subcutaneous, but mainly visceral) has still been linked to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, insomnia, depression, sexual dysfunction, type II diabetes, some cancers such as breast cancer and colorectal cancer, and premature death. And it gets worse with age. By the time a person reaches age 30, they need to be concerned about keeping belly fat to a minimum, and definitely by age 50. Some researchers say that there is an easy way to tell if you most likely have too much belly fat—measure your waistline. Women with waistlines 35 inches or more and men with waistlines 40 inches or more most likely have too much belly fat (regardless of their weight)….