She recalls, “Before you knew it, I had slept with one too many guys, and I was now the girl on campus with a ‘reputation’ -- the girl who slept around and who no one respected.” How could it have happened?
“When it's done outside of the covenant of marriage, you give away pieces of yourself.
Before you know it, very little of who you truly are is left.
According to the scriptures, relationships are very important, and faith does matter.
After all, faith lays the foundation for your world-views, and world-views will control how you see and respond to the world, and that includes relationships.
“After the first date, I came home, called my mother and told her that I'd had dinner with my husband,” Audrey recalls. That was a big test because my mother is very discerning.” Not about to mess around this time, Audrey put Fred through the test. He was scrutinized by anyone who was important in my life. Just a few days after her 38th birthday, her dreams had come true, and her prayers were finally answered.
“I went through all the necessary checks and balances. People who I trusted and who knew the Lord gave the OK.” By June they were engaged and by November 2004, Audrey and Fred became Mr. “I had prayed that I would someday marry my best friend, and this guy was an answer to prayer,” she says. He arranged the entire festive event aboard the Spirit of Washington cruise ship.As the party sailed gently down the Potomac River and she danced the night away in his arms, everyone marveled at what a wonderful husband Fred was.However, just a few years ago, life for Audrey was very different.“My single years were spent trying to find myself,” she says. I didn't have a desire to drink myself into oblivion but the attention of someone -- anyone -- was what I craved,” she says.God didn't intend for my heart to be hurt again and again but I continued to step outside of God's plan for me.