Monday, November 12, 2012

A Bit of Wisdom from my Mother

I just wanted to share something with you all that my mom told my sisters and me today. It's not about modesty specifically, but it is about purity, and that's one application.

Think of each guy you meet as belonging to someone else, because ultimately they will belong to someone.

There are hundreds of millions, even billions, of men in the world. You will marry only one. The rest belong to others.

You need to think of each man as already married- and yourself as already married. Interact with a single man in the same way you would interact with a married man. In your conversations and actions with men, take your example from the married women at church in the way they talk to and act with men other than their husbands.

Even in courtship, keep this in mind, because no one belongs to you until you are actually married.

I'm blessed with an amazing and wise mom (and dad!). I love you both!


  1. Thanks for sharing this, Emily! Your mom offers some very valuable advice.(:


    1. I agree :) Thanks for reading the blog!

      You have a lovely blog and some beautiful outfits by the way.

  2. Hi Emily ! I juste discovered your blog through Modest Modern Beauty Linkup and I love it so far!
    Keep on the good work and post cute outfits !
    Marie ~

  3. Thanks for your feedback Marie. I'm glad to hear you like it! :)

  4. We learned this same concept during a courtship series. It's "protecting each others purity". Nice blog!

  5. Yes, I suppose we all know it in our hearts, but it's always good to be reminded. Thanks for following :)

  6. That is really good way of thinking! I have heard something similar before but its just so true!


  7. This is a great way of thinking of the man in your life - until you are married!!!

    Pearls & Paws