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Sunday, August 5, 2012

like Cinderella.


  Ladies, as a new week begins I wanted to drop by and remind you - you are a princess under God. Don't forget it, love. 

 I saw this on a website today and it made me smile... because girls, it's TRUE: 


 Stay strong.
 Trust God for the future.
 Act like a lady.
 Wait for the man who will treat you with honor, dignity and respect.
 Don't settle for second best.

     Single girls - whether you're dating or not - don't forget you are precious. Treat your body with respect and don't compromise for a guy's attention if he doesn't treat you right and guard your purity. Married ladies and Mamas - encourage the single gals in your life and your daughters to wait for the kind of man who will treat them right. 
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(I know, it's a Disney cartoon - but I just love this movie even though I'm not 6 years old..) 

   Ladies, we aren't perfect; we make mistakes and we are not looking for or expecting perfect men. But I pray we may strive for purity in our lives - for protecting our hearts, minds and bodies - to wait for our future husbands and to practice faithfulness. In singleness, to be faithful to the man you will marry before he's even your husband. In marriage, to be faithful as he is your husband. And to consider the men in our lives - may we guard their eyes, their bodies, and their hearts - protecting purity and waiting for God's best.


Don't go around kissing frogs hoping they'll turn into a prince. 
Wait for the man who is already a prince. 

Waiting and faithfulness may not be the most popular things 
and not always fun in the moment.
But girl - it's worth it!


Love.


XO


Erin



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27 comments:

  1. Erin,
    You are so amazing and truly a gem. Thank you for this post.

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  2. I love this! It's SOO true!! :) This is a wonderful post. :)

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  3. My ultimate favorite: "Don't go around kissing frogs hoping they'll turn into a prince.
    Wait for the man who is already a prince"

    What a blessing we receive when we learn to WAIT on God! Thank you for that reminder! Luv ya! xox

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  4. What a great post and fabulous message :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  5. Cinderella was one of my favorite Disney princesses as a kid :) And I love the way that you tied a purity message into her story! You're so wonderful, Erin!

    xo

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  6. You are such a blessing Erin! Thanks so much for the encouraging post :)

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  7. Just reading Captivating by Stasi Eldredge and it is talking about a very similar topic. We are all princesses with something very unique to bring to this world. Love it, Erin.

    P.S. Just started following you on instagram . . . long overdue :)

    Silver from A Silver Snapshot
    http://starthinker-silverbarter.blogspot.ca/

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  8. just bought myself a purity ring about a week ago.

    LOVE this post.

    xo
    Ellie

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  9. Erin, you said it! Married, dating, or single we are ladies and we need to act like it! More likely than not we all will have husbands some day and we need to actblike it. Even if that isn't what God has for us, we will have learned to be faithful. To Him, to ourselves, and so won't be giving away what is ours to keep!

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  10. Such amazing and true words, Erin. You are amazing.

    I hope you are having a great week! :)

    xo
    purposelyathome.blogspot.com

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  11. this is super cute

    -Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  12. You speak such sweet encouragement my friend!! Keep on.

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  13. This was along the lines of what we talked about at church yesterday...let God's plan overcome your plans. Be the one HE wants you to be rather than who you want others to see you as. And thank you for the extra encouragement about encouraging my single friends....I am doing that now with a few :-)

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  14. Participating in the GFC Blog Hop for the first time! I'm your newest follower. :)

    Kristina
    http://www.yomichaelmichael.com

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  15. Love this! This is so important! Really great post!

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  16. Such good thoughts! Everything you said is so true. Walking the road of purity is beyond worth it.

    Also, thank you for your kind words on my blog! :)

    htpp://ashtonanddiscourse.blogspot.com

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  17. As a newly-married woman, I'd like to just say that we also need to remember to treat our men like princes. Love is not a one way street.

    Also, Cinderella had one date with the Prince. I don't think it was too difficult for her to stay pure. ;)

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  18. Oh I love this! Thanks for the constant reminders and encouragement we all need to hear!

    & HAHAHAHAHA to the one date/not difficult comment!

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  19. what a great reminder to young girls about how important it is to wait!! I'm so glad I did!! : )

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  20. I love what you said about not kissing frogs but waiting for the prince to come :) so neat!! God is going to bless you with an amazing man & I'm so excited for you!! Thanks for the sweet reminders, pretty girl. I can't wait to teach my babies these truths one day. LOVE YOU!

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  21. Lovely post - some peopke should be reminded of that fact... and it's understandable that you love Cinderella - graphically, the colour is stunning and the songs are beautiful.

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  22. Lovely post, I'd never thought of Cinderella as a role model, until now. This is such a good post, society makes it so acceptable to be a slut but it doesn't mean we have to be one.

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  23. you are gorgeous inside and out, erin. thank you so much for following my blog, dear.

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  24. I truly wish more girls would realize that you REALLY DON'T NEED TO KISS ALL THE FROGS! I love this post!

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  25. You never fail to shock me with how much wisdom you have and how amazing your words are! I'm so glad I read this, as I want to serve my boyfriend better. It's definitely something I struggle with! Something small (but not unnoticed!) I did for him lately was riding a super tall and scary roller coaster he has been asking me to ride for a long time now. I didn't really want to do it, but I knew it would please him and make him happy to ride his favorite one with him! And it turned out to be fun too ;) Even though it was a small thing it was so nice to see how happy it made him!

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  26. Erin! I have that first picture framed in my living room!! I found it in December when I moved into my new house. That's exactly what I think of when I see it - Princess of the King! x, Melanie

    oliveitall.wordpress.com

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sweet friends, share your heart.

"kind words are like honey...sweet..and healing.." -proverbs 16:24.

xo.

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