Chatty Post???

Today, I have no main topic. No beautiful message you will receive upon reading this. No, today I just have a heavy heart and a lot of things to say. I have no idea what this post will end up being about, but I’m going with it. You know those days when your brain is just overflowing with thoughts and you just need to let it out? Well I thought I might as well make this into a blog post. Well, if I even end up posting this. This is more or less just for me to be able to organize my thoughts. However, usually when I need to just organize my thoughts, I speak out loud to God. Today, I’ve done that four times and somehow I still feel like I have no idea whats going on.

I believe that God gives you your greatest gifts when you least expect them. That sounds so cliche, but its true. He is with you at every moment, watching out for things that He knows that you need.

Today, while talking to God on my way to Target after school, I realized that God rescued me when I didn’t even ask Him to, when I didn’t even want Him to. I was given the amazing gift of God’s unconditional, eternal love and of His salvation without me even asking for His help. Some will say that I was saved, but I like the word “rescued” better. After realizing what an absolutely amazing gift I was given without even asking, I had a sudden realization, an “epiphany”, if you will. I thought “Who am I to ask for things from God, when He knows far better what I need?” My begging and whining to God will not speed up the plans that He has for me. Who am I to ask for things when I was given the most beautiful gift already, without even asking for it. This is proof that God gives to us when he knows we are ready and knows when we need it, whatever “it” may be.

I’ve been having an anxious feeling in my chest the past couple of days. I find that speaking out loud to God and listening to John Coltrane and Miles Davis are the only things that soothe me. I also find it increasingly harder for me to talk to God without crying. Today, I was 4 for 4. I am a weenie, but a weenie so in love with God.

I am so amazed that we have a Father who takes care of His children in all times. “I am not skilled to understand what God has willed, what God has planned.” I know nothing compared to what He does. How can I fear when He knows EVERYTHING? He has had every single detail of my life planned out since before I was born. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 

I just read over this post and I noticed that it doesn’t really make much sense. I don’t even care that much though. I needed to write this down even if nobody reads this. Thank you for spending a little bit of your day, or night, with me. God bless

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Chatty Post???

Makeup Products I Use

I am so excited to make this post!! I use a combination of high end and drug store products to create a pretty and affordable everyday makeup look!

 
I start off by moisturizing my face and I use my old trusty tub of Cetaphil moisturizer that seems to never run out. Really, I swear this jar is bottomless haha. This is available like everywhere. I get mine at either Target or Walmart. (Price – $10.93)Image result for cetaphil moisturizer

Next, I prime my skin with the L’Oreal Magic Lumi primer. This gives my dull, dry skin a subtle glow and I am obsessed with it. I used to think primer was a gimmick until I ran out of this primer and had to apply my makeup without it for a couple days. The difference is huge! If you have dry skin, I definitely recommend this primer!! (Price – $12.29)L'Oreal Paris Magic Lumi Primer

 

 
I do my eyebrows next, and I know this is like not normal but it makes sense in a second. I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in the shade “Chocolate”. I actually have always used the shade “Dark Brown” but when I went to Ulta, they were completely out of my color, so I picked up “Chocolate” and it looked identical. The only difference I can notice is that “Chocolate” is a little tiny bit more red than “Dark Brown”, but it works fine. I swear by this product and I have been using it since I have been doing my makeup and I will never use anything else on my brows!! (Price – $18)Image result for abh dipbrow

 
After brows, I go in and carve my brows out with concealer. For this concealer, I use the NYX  Full Coverage Concealer Jar. I honestly probably use a different shade every time I run out, I just grab whichever one looks pretty light. I go in heavy with the concealer because it gets covered by foundation in the next step anyway. Carving your brows fixes any mistakes you made with your brows and cleans up any places where you may have gone out of line or drew on a little too thick. This also helps to conceal any little eyebrow hairs that start to grow back. This stuff works amazing and its super cheap! I recommend this to anyone looking for a cream concealer. (Price – $2.43)

 
Next I apply foundation. I use the Maybelline Better Skin foundation in the shade “Medium Beige”. I have used high end foundations that I loved, but it justgot way too expensive so I went on the hunt for a good drug store foundation and my best friend recommended this one. I absolutely love everything about this stuff. It blends easy, it has awesome coverage, it doesn’t oxidize, it looks very natural and beautiful, and it feels light weight. This is honestly everything I could have wished for in a foundation. I have a yellow undertone and this honestly matches me perfectly. I am obsessed! I definitely recommend for anyone who has dry skin. I like to apply with a foundation brush and then dab over with a damp beauty sponge to get the smoothest finish and to remove excess. (Price – $11.99)Image result for maybelline better skin

 
My next step is concealer, but I use a the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer instead of the NYX one. This one, I find, blends smoother and has a much more light weight feel than the NYX one. If I use the NYX concealer under my eyes, my makeup looks cakey and my concealer would have already creased after just a few hours. This concealer is awesome! I used to use the Too Faced Born This Way concealer, but when I ran out I tried this one because it is much cheaper, and I love it. I do not see myself purchasing a high end concealer in the future. I apply with the applicator (under my eyes, on my chin, forehead, and down the bridge of my nose) then I blend it out with a damp beauty sponge. (Price – $6.79)

 
Next, I bake using the Coty Airspun powder. I actually don’t use the translucent powder, but the shade “Naturally Neutral”, its still very light but it blends into my foundation better and I just like a little bit of color in my loose powder, but that’s just personal preference.  I apply the powder (a lot!!!) with a damp beauty sponge everywhere that I put the concealer and I leave the bake for a few minutes. I also dip my powder brush into the powder and apply a layer over the rest of my face that isn’t being baked. I find that a thin layer of the loose powder over my foundation allows for a much easier bronzer application. (Price – $7.99)Image result for coty airspun powder

 
I don’t use eyeshadow everyday, but when I do I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. I leave my under eyes baking while I apply my eye makeup and I brush off the rest of my face loose powder. For a basic look, I use the shades “Warm Taupe” and “Raw Sienna” in my crease, then I go in with “Cyprus Umber” and a little bit of “Red Ochre” in the outer corner of my eyes and on the bottom lash line. For a little bit of extra oomph, I add “Primavera” in the inner corner to the middle of my eyelid. (Price – $42)

 
The next product I use is bronzer. Before I apply, I wipe off my bake and then go in with my bronzer. I have used the Too Faced Cocoa Contour palette as well as the Too Faced Dark Cocoa bronzer. My single bronzer cracked and I threw it away, and now I’ve hit pan on this palette, so I ordered the Benefit Hoola bronzer and I am so super excited to try it out and let y’all know how I like it! (Price – $42)Image result for too faced contour

 
After I apply my bronzer, I add some blush. I use Tarte’s Amazonian Clay blush in the shade “Risque”. This blush is a peachy/pinky blush and I love it so much. I have used this faithfully for a year and a half and I love it so much. This is the blush shade of my dreams and I cannot even imagine using a different blush.   (Price – $29)

 

 

 
Next, I use mascara. You may have noticed that I didn’t talk about eyeliner and that’s because I don’t wear any, haha. I have small, hooded eyes so when I wear eyeliner, it makes my eyes appear smaller and the eyeliner transfers to my eyelid and it just looks like a hot mess. I do love this mascara, though. It makes my lashes look amazing without clumping. The only thing that I don’t absolutely love about this product, however, is that it is very wet and takes a little while to dry. WARNING: Do not sneeze within a few minutes of applying. I speak from experience. (Price – $23)Image result for mascara better than sex

 
Next step is highlighter. I don’t like a crazy, dramatic glow, but rather a more subtle, soft, and natural one. I also really don’t like the look of a white highlighter. I tend to use gold or pink ones. My main go-to highlighters are the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in the shade “Gilded Honey”. I love this shade because its almost the same as my skin, so it just adds a nice glow to my skin without being so dramatic. My next one is the e.l.f Baked Highlighter in the shade “Blush Gems”. This product has a pinkish glow and is very pretty on the skin. The only thing about that highlighter is that when you buy it, you have to scratch off the first layer with your fingernail to get a good result. (Prices – Laura Geller: $26, e.l.f.: $3.99)highlighters
My last and final (and favorite) step is lipstick!!!! I tend to reach for liquid lipsticks because of the application and matte finish. My go-to lipstick is the NYX Lip Lingerie in shade “Exotic”. It’s so hard to find nudes that look flattering on my skin tone and this one is so beautiful even though its not actually considered a “nude” in comparison to the other “nudes”. I do wear red lips a lot (like a lot, a lot) and whenever I do I always use the Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipstick in the shade “Lady Balls”. The Too Faced formula is my absolute #1 favorite in the whole world ever. The only problem is that the shade range is very slim and the only shades from them that I can wear are “Lady Balls” and “Bend and Snap”. I also love Kylie Cosmetics liquid lips, but I tend not to order much from them because I hate ordering makeup and I would much rather buy in store than online. (Prices – NYX: $7, Too Faced: $21)Image result for nyx lip lingerie exoticImage result for too faced lady balls

 

 

 

Total for full face: $239.42

I love makeup and I love talking about beauty so if you have any questions about any products mentioned, please feel free to comment or tweet or dm me about them! I’m also always up for new suggestions so please leave me some recommendations!! Thank you so much for spending a little bit of your day, or night, with me.

 

Makeup Products I Use

Dear Mama

The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.
St. Therese of Lisieux

You are the first person I ever met. You will forever be my first best friend. You were probably the first person I ever loved as well, and that is because you loved me first. I am so blessed to have you by my side throughout my life. You inspired my love of reality television, animals, home decor, and Jesus. You dressed me for school and taught me about fashion. You painted my nails, brushed my hair, and played Barbies with me. You brought me to dance, brought me to school, and all the way you have brought me to become the young woman that I am today.

From the beginning, you instilled important values into me. You taught me to be kind to everyone. Then, when my feelings got hurt, you taught me that not everyone has the same heart as me. You wiped my tears and showed me how to get right back up when life knocks you down. You have been my biggest supporter and I am so thankful for your never ending support and encouragement in any venture I chose to take part in over the years. You have allowed me to be independent and make my own choices with your guidance and you have never let me go astray.

I am lucky to have you as a mother. You are strong, hard-working, kind, smart, and beautiful inside and out. You have taught me to always be generous, headstrong, creative, and to always be my true, authentic self. Days with you are days of endless fun and laughter. You make any situation brighter just by being yourself. You have taught me how to be a friend, just by being a friend to me. I will forever cherish eating onion rings from Sonic with you before dance, watching Big Brother religiously, and the week one summer in which you and I rented and watched all the Harry Potter movies back to back. Thank you for always listening to me when I have so much on my mind. Thank you for calming me down when I get overwhelmed. Thank you for being my own personal cheerleader when I am in desperate need of some encouragement.

Mama – “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known – and even that is an understatement.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

I love you so so so much, Mama. I love who I am today, and I am who I am because of you.

 

You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13

For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Ruth 1:16-17

Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her. Proverbs 31:2

 

Dear Mama

Why I Don’t Fear Missing Out

“If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be. – Unknown

I’m sure we have all had that feeling of “Did I miss my chance?” I used to fear that my being shy would force me to miss out on something, opportunities, friendships, and mostly: relationships. After growing closer to God and learning more about His word, I do not fear missing out on anything.

I heard the phrase “The One That Got Away” for the first time when I was in middle school. For a few years I feared that I would one day have my own “one that got away”. I do not fear that at all anymore. I know now that God doesn’t allow the real “one” that He has always had planned for you get away. No, the one God has for you may exit your life and then come back, but if the person you believe to be “the one” makes a permanent exit from your life, they are not “the one” made for you by God. While this may seem hard to hear, I can assure you that if you think this person was perfect for you, the actual “one” is better for you than you could ever have dreamed of.

Likewise, in anything, there is no reason to fear missing out on something. God knows your plan and He is watching carefully while keeping you right on track. Everything is going exactly as He is wanting it to. If you feel like you missed out on an opportunity, find peace in knowing that it was simply not in God’s plan for you.

In short, I do not believe in the phrase, “the one that got away”. There is no such thing. God will not allow this to happen. His plan is perfect and so is His timing. Be patient. There is a reason for everything.

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9

 

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Genesis 2:18

Seek and read from the book of the Lord: Not one of these shall be missing; none shall be without her mate. For the mouth of the Lord has commanded, and his Spirit has gathered them. Isaiah 34:16

 

Why I Don’t Fear Missing Out

My “Finding Faith” Story

“May I never forget on my best day, that I still need God as desperately as I did on my worst day.” – Unknown

Now, on the polls on twitter, this topic never won. But this topic is so heavy on my heart that I feel like I am being called to write this. I don’t know how to start this. This will be difficult to write on and hard to form into words but this a story that I feel like everyone needs to read. I worked on this on and off for a week because some of this was just too heavy. This is a story about God’s healing.

God has not always been the center of my life or the obsession of my heart. My family didn’t go to church regularly while I was growing up and I learned about God in the basic sense, no more, no less. As a child, I remember wanting to go to church every Sunday, 51qavk6qenlwanting to learn more and more about God and when I was in fourth grade, I checked out the Beginner’s Bible from the school library. Ya know, the exact one pictured… I’m sure most of you have seen it somewhere before or even read it. My mom was super proud of me for wanting to learn about God and I was proud of myself for finishing such a big book and enjoying it. I don’t know what happened after that, but I just never was totally on fire for God, and looking back, I guess it’s because no one else around me was either. That, and that I didn’t think I really needed Him then either.

Middle school came around and at sometime in eighth grade, I became depressed. Not just like, “Oh what a crappy day”, but like really depressed. I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I was always a happy kid and then all of a sudden, I had no interest in anything anymore. All I wanted was to be alone in my room and listen to sad music, which, I know, sounds super melodramatic and emo but I was like thirteen… so give me a break. But even more significant, the way I was feeling caused me to lose faith in God. I didn’t believe in God anymore because I didn’t understand why He would allow His children to feel this kind of pain. I know now that going through that was exactly what I needed.

These feelings continued to high school and time only made it worse. I began cutting myself with anything sharp and the anxiety in my heart was only rising. I felt like I was drowning and I couldn’t do anything about it. I remember laying in my bed thinking “There has got to be a better life out there. There is no way that this is what my life is supposed to be.” I began fantasizing about death. I honestly thought that killing myself would fix me. At this point, I think my parents knew there was something wrong with me but I don’t think they knew how bad off I was. One day, during my freshman year, I accidentally left my phone in my mom’s car when she dropped me off at school. (I know now that God intended me to leave my phone that morning.) Now, because I had been acting so different, my mom, who never had snooped around my phone or my room, looked at my texts on my phone and saw some messages I had sent to some friends talking about the way I was feeling. She picked me up from school that day, which was unusual because I always rode the bus, and she told me what she had found and my heart dropped. She brought me home and hugged me and we cried together and talked about getting help. My dad was working nights that night, and at 4:30 am when he got home, he woke me up. Now, my dad is the manliest man I know. He’s 6’3, muscular, tough, and I had only ever seen him cry a few tears at a funeral before in my life. On this day, my father hugged me as tight as he could and completely broke down. He told me how much he loved me and how sad all of this made him. I cannot even think about this memory without crying, five years later. We went and sat in his truck and he played this spoken word poem with a piano song in the background that he had found. (I included the link because I know how important this was to hear when I needed it most) And to this day, anytime I hear “A River Flows In You” played on a piano, I hold back the tears because it still makes me think of this moment with my dad.

At this point, my parents took me to a psychiatrist in Houston, 2 hours away from home, and I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and anxiety. I was put on medicine and recommended to see a therapist once a week. We went through a few therapists and found one that worked for me, and I seemed to be getting better with the combination of medication and therapy. Soon enough though, I began cutting again. My parents were heart broken and my mom brought me to a behavioral hospital for an evaluation. Going here, I realized that I was not better. We were there for what felt like forever and they told me that they thought it was best that they admit me. Which would mean that I would live there, in the hospital, as a psychiatric patient. I didn’t feel comfortable there, however, and my mom told the nurses and doctors that she would bring me somewhere else. She talked to my psychiatrist and they recommended a place that was about 3 hours away from where we lived. I would have to live there as an outpatient though, which would mean my mom would have to quit her job and she and I would live in an apartment 3 hours away from any family and I would spend all of my days at this hospital, go to school there, go to therapy there, etc. and then at night go home to my mom. My parents decided against this however, because I do have two younger brothers that my mom would be leaving behind. At this point, they raised the dosage of my antidepressants and I guess I was okay. I would still cut myself on occasion, but it wasn’t nearly as often.

The next year or so regarding this topic is very blurry. I still took antidepressants, I still went to therapy, only once every two weeks then, but I still wasn’t 100% and I was still cutting and my self confidence was at an all time low. Also, keep in mind, I’m still unsure about God at this point. Somehow or another, somewhere around my junior year, I came across a bible verse on pinterest. I read that one, and read another and another and another. I cannot express the feeling that I felt that night. I honestly felt God’s presence for the very first time in my life and I was so overwhelmed. I cried and cried and read about God until I fell asleep. I told my mom about what I had read and she took our family to church that Sunday. That morning, I knew that that was what love was. I was so consumed listening to the preacher talk so passionately about God and His love for us. I knew that I wanted to go to church every Sunday, and we did. Eventually, I eased off of my antidepressants, slowly but surely. Today, I take no medications and I have not had any symptoms of depression since I fully let the Lord into my heart. (I would also like to mention that I will be four years self-harm free on April 14 of 2017!!!)

I am so in love with God because I have experienced, first hand, what He can do. He can take the broken and the hurting and transform them into something beautiful. I can say that without God in my life, I would not be here today. I haven’t told this story since it all happened, and now I see how obviously God was working through it all. This is not all of my story, this is only the most important parts and after writing all of this, I have learned so much. I hope you take something from this story. If you are struggling with depression or anxiety, I hope you find comfort in this story and I hope that you pray tonight for a recovery. Our God is so forgiving, but you must ask for forgiveness and open your heart up to receive His forgiveness. My life today is so beautiful and I am so incredibly blessed and I thank God for giving me this life and for giving me to my wonderful parents and for allowing me to see all of these blessings. I am so beyond thankful to our awesome God for healing me when I didn’t even ask. “Tears are prayers too. They travel to God when we cannot speak.” God knows exactly what you need, exactly when you need it. I have come out of a terrible and dark time in my life so much stronger, mentally and spiritually, and I know now that that dark cloud in my life was a blessing in disguise. Without that time, I would not have been this close to God. I would not have this relationship with my Heavenly Father like I have now. If I had to, I would go through all of that mess again, just for the closeness that I have to God.

I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. 2 Kings 20:5

I am the Lord that heals you. Exodus 15:26

Daughter, go in peace and be freed from your suffering. Mark 5:34

He heals the wounds of every shattered heart. Psalm 147:3

Please, if you’re still reading this, please remember to pray tonight. Thank God for all of your blessings and pray for the broken and the hurting, please pray that they will find peace soon. Thank you so much for spending a little bit of your night, or day, with me. God bless.

My “Finding Faith” Story

A Letter to My Future Husband

Dear Future Husband,

Oh my goodness… I am so excited to marry you. I so look forward to spending as much time with you as I can, but I know that we will have an eternal life together in Heaven. I am so head-over-heels in love with you already and I don’t even know who you are. I hope you know that I am faithfully praying for you every day of my life. I pray that you are a God fearing man with a patient and kind soul and a heart set on things above. “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1

I know that God is preparing you for me in the same way He is preparing me for you and let me tell you, He is working some wonders on my heart and I cannot wait to fall in love with the man that He has made you. I cannot wait to be silly with you and sing our favorite songs as loud as we can in the car on the way to the grocery store. I cannot wait to study the bible with you and talk about God until its 2 am and both of our hearts are overflowing with love for our Heavenly Father. I look forward to worshiping with you and watching our faith grow. I look forward to the good and the bad, the ups and the downs, the difficult times and the best of times, and I look forward to this because these will be times I will have spent with you.

I pray that you know that there is no relationship without a relationship with God first. I tris
pray that you know that the closer we are to God, the closer we are a couple. (I also hope you love this rough drawing I did on my computer to illustrate my thoughts… haha) I pray that our relationship brings the both of us closer to God. I know that because you are a man of God, that you will respect me. You will lead me closer to God and not try to control or pressure me. You will know that I was made for you by our Creator and that you will pray for me and pray with me.

I have no earthly idea when we will both be ready for this beautiful next chapter of each of our lives, but I have no doubts that God is preparing both of us for this love that neither of us would have ever expected. I love you, I love you, I love you. I am so excited for the day we are finally together, for that day will begin the rest of our lives. I want as much time with you as possible, but keep reminding myself not to rush God. His perfect timing will be soon enough. I’m always praying for you. I love you.

Love,

Your Future Wife

 

Seek your happiness in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desire. Psalm 37:4

 

A Letter to My Future Husband

To Anyone Waiting for Marriage

So first off, I want to thank all who voted in my poll on my twitter to help me to decide which blog post to write first! I love making content that I know people want to read, so this is definitely an easy way to do that and I will be doing more polls like that in the future, so be sure to follow my twitter if you aren’t already!!

Secondly, I want to say that I just came in from seeing a movie (The Bye Bye Man – very scary btw) with friends and I sat down on my bed and honestly just wanted to sit and play The Sims 4, even though I felt guilty for not being totally eager to write this post (I am excited to share this, don’t get me wrong, but I am pooped) and then I noticed that my game needed to be updated and I’d be without the game for at least a couple hours while it updated. So… God, thank you for intervening and making it to where I would write this post tonight and not play Sims… haha. God definitely has a sense of humor.

So to start of this post, I should give you a preface. Do you remember in middle school when they hired speakers to come speak to the school about abstinence and we all signed a pledge to abstain from sex until marriage? I assume this is a thing that all school districts do. Well of course we all signed the pledge and mostly forgot about it, I know I did. For a while, I was unsure about waiting for marriage. I knew I wanted my first time to be with someone that I loved, but I wasn’t totally sold on waiting for marriage. But as my faith grew, which is another story in itself (that story will be up soon), I leaned more and more toward saving sex for marriage. But when I made this promise to myself and God, I noticed that I don’t really know or even know of anyone else who shares that same value with me or at least know of anyone who speaks out about waiting for marriage. I guess in today’s standards it’s not considered “cool”. But I thought it would be a good thing to write this post because when I was undecided and even now when I’m 100% sure, I needed/wanted someone else who wasn’t afraid to speak out and say “Hey, I’m waiting for my husband/wife too! It’s totally cool and you’re not alone.” and that’s what I want this post to be. I want you to know that you are not alone, there are more people waiting than you think, and that you shouldn’t be embarrassed about your decision. I know that waiting is hard and you will probably lose some people because of this choice, but I also know that waiting for your spouse will be so worth it.

I don’t mean I look down upon anyone who doesn’t share this value with me at all. I was even born out of wedlock and my parents didn’t get married until I was four years old. But I know that this is the right decision for me and my relationship with God, and I have so much respect for anyone who can abstain from sex and save that form of intimacy for their spouse.

One more thing I want to touch on before wrapping this up, just because you have had sex before doesn’t mean you can’t still wait for marriage. God renews and forgives. If you make a mistake, our God will forgive you but you must be willing to first receive His forgiveness. We are all sinners and we all have things that we regret. Our God who made the universe out of nothing, can look at your past and transform your life into something beautiful. You cannot get your physical virginity back, but you can be born again spiritually, and that is the important part. For God cares less about your physical body than He does about your soul and your spiritual body. Spiritual rebirth is available to all who seek it and God welcomes you to seek it. Spiritual rebirth cannot destroy the mistakes of your past, but it does transform your past into something so beautiful. In short, once you have stopped having sex and have asked God for forgiveness, can you call yourself a virgin? You may not be a physical virgin anymore, but once you have asked God to be purified, you are a virgin in His eyes, and His is the only opinion you should worry about. Once you have been purified by Him, you are made new again. And lastly, this that I found while researching for this post:

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To wrap up tonight’s post, all I want you to take from this is that you should not be embarrassed of your promise to yourself, to God, and to your future spouse. You also should know that you are not alone in this choice, there are others like you. I also want you to know that through God, you can be born again. I want to now close out this post with a few bible verses relating to the topic tonight. Thank you for spending a little bit of your night, or day, with me. God bless.

 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, and you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

“Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; …” 1 Thessalonians 4:1-18

“Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” 1 Corinthians 7:1-40

“God wants you to be holy and to stay away from sexual sins. He wants each of you to learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable … God called us to be holy and does not want us to live in sin.”  1 Thessalonians 4:3, 4, 7

 

To Anyone Waiting for Marriage