I just read: Chats with an old lady (Gina) blog today. Her question was stemmed from attending The Rebelution Tour about who are your companions.
I'd suggest you read her blog, but I wanted to share a couple of thoughts.
Many people tell me how hard emotional purity is lived out in life. They struggle with really waiting and not having a desire to date before they're ready to get married and God brings the person for them. They share how truly giving up this area of their life seems completely impossible!
I'd recommend that you look at who you are spending time with. Are they other men and women with the same vision? Are they seeking to lay down dating to purse God? Are they trusting God fully with their future?
Gina said at the conference one the Harris' said it's not just who you spend time with, but what you watch on TV, what you read, and what you listen to.
Are you reading romance novels that keep your head always in the "la la land of marriage"? Are you watching TV shows were pre-marital sex is glorified or where the main characters are always bouncing from one relationship to the next? Maybe you're listening to music that talks about broken hearts, love, and be dissatisfied with not having someone.
If you're struggling with maintaining emotional purity, examine what you're allowing to influence you!
Thanks Gina for a great post!