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#Ebrahim Aseem I’ve always felt this way, well before I ever took a single mother out on a date. But don’t waste her time by “dating” her with no intentions to marry her. #Ebrahim Aseem A woman and her child are a package deal. A man “dating” her without commitment is how she became a single mother in the first place.

Now, after being out on at least a dozen first dates with single mothers, I can confidently say: this is why no man should “date” a single mother. #Ebrahim Aseem Dating & talking are ambiguous terms. If you date a single mother & her child gets attached to you, then you leave, it will crush that child.

We sat in our kitchen having a conversation that is, tragically, not very common: we talked about how a single mother was just married to a godly man.

In an instant, this mother became a wife, and this husband became a father.

The “stay pure till marriage” rhetoric offers this problematic axiom: purity = being a virgin; therefore, losing one’s virginity = impurity.

The masterminds of our youth camps often recognized this problem—that is, the problem that such a fragile definition of “purity” will leave young men and women who have had sex in despair—so they came up with one of the most bizarre solutions imaginable: “second virginity.” Rather than changing the definition of “pure” to reflect biblical teachings of sin, atonement, and imputed righteousness, these geniuses changed the definition of “virgin” so they could hold on to their terrible axiom! Except, it isn’t, because as long as you define “purity” as “virginity,” stretch marks and a baby will always brandish many young women as second-tier Christians who are at the very least less pure, no matter how many pamphlets you produce that smack of “second virginity.” Many of us who were the pimply 17 year-olds at youth camp have grown out of this kind of silliness in recent years.

#Ebrahim Aseem I will make a woman a wife before I make her a mother, because my mother raised a future husband & father, not a future baby daddy. I didn’t understand why a woman would flake, knowing you already bought tickets to something. I found out later her son had a post pulmonary interstitial emphysema outbreak. Men, we can’t always assume a woman is flaking on us, just because she’s not available to spend time with us. Two days later, Damiyah texted me apology selfies of herself & those curls, then she called me & apologized for flaking, simply saying, she had a “family emergency.” I wanted to be upset, but she was too sweet & fine to stay mad at. “The reason I flaked on our first date, was because I was in the emergency room with my son. If we aren’t planning for forever I have no interest.

Even for those of us young men who have come to understand the staggering reality of the gospel, and what it means for “purity”—namely, that “not having sex” is a pitiful substitute for “purity” when we consider the actual purity of Jesus’ imputed righteousness—we still find the expectations of our pimply-17-year-old-selves hard to shake.

For all of our theological maturity, we still expect that marriage to a beautiful virgin is our entitled reward for not having sex in high school.

You’re either planning to marry her, sex her, or planning to friend zone her. I met the sweetest woman at Forever 21 while shopping for my niece. It will give that child abandonment issues lasting a lifetime, effecting their future relationships. I will take you out on a date, let you know exactly how I feel & my intentions with you. If you have a child, we will not “talk” or date leading nowhere.

” my wife said as she looked at the glossy screen of her i Phone.

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