Purity. It’s such a beautiful gift that we as women are given. A gift that many young (and older) women lose or throw away. It’s one of those things which seems like they have lost forever.
Many women who are even now happily married face conflict and guilt over the purity they lost, over the mistakes they’ve made and it’s seems like the past is always right there.
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Author Danielle Tate was there. Her past wouldn’t let her go, and it was destroying the beautiful relationship she should’ve had with her husband. With God’s help she learned that she could be healed and that God could give back what was lost. This has led to the writing of Restoring the Lost Petal.
After much prayer and writing, Danielle finished her book and asked for volunteers to help her share it. After reading the version she provided me with, I knew this was one to share. Sadly, my story of a protective mother who did everything she could to ensure the purity of her daughters is rare and I know that many women out there are dealing with a past of lost purity. So I share.
She starts out with her own story. A story of giving herself to her high school sweetheart, after all, they knew they were going to get married someday. Instead, they broke up when he went off to collage, leaving her with the hole in her life and heart. She attempts to fill that hole with other immoral relationships and then drugs and alcohol.
Later on, she meets and marries her husband. “Now”, she thinks, now the guilt after having sex will disappear, we’re married.” But it doesn’t happen. Instead, the past loomed up so large, it began to destroy her marriage.
This is her story, how she found healing from the past, and how God restored unto her what she thought she had lost forever.
She talks about breaking chains and how to emotionally let go. She touches on modesty and not just in clothing either. She mentions how having a father who left them affected her many wrong choices. As well, she shares her new-found security in discovering God as her heavenly father.
I’m not receiving anything for sharing this with you. My only hope is that those who need to hear this message will, and can find healing from their past.
To learn more and get a copy of Restoring the Lost Petal, I invite you to hop on over to More than Four Walls and check it out.