Sadie Robertson Offers Dating Advice That All Young Women Need To Hear
Sadie has launched a new blog; it's supporting her Live Original speaking tour. Her first post was about her past failed relationship. The main take-away? Culture teaches young women that being “passionate,” aka being filled with more negative emotions than positive is the norm. But she wants you to know there’s something better for you.
[My boyfriend and I] were so … ‘passionate’ – and to me, it seemed like that couldn’t possibly be a negative thing, because I heard the word passion at church all the time,” she writes. “That was a huge LIE and created so much confusion for me. I thought our connection was so deep because we created this false love for ourselves that said it was okay to constantly fight like cats and dogs, scream hateful words and cry till our eyes were swollen. All we’d have to do afterwards is share a kiss, make up and then boom – our relationship would be stronger than ever.
You can go with the media’s version of passion, but I’m speaking from experience here when I say that even if it survives and the relationship lasts, you will be living for temporary moments of happiness and gratification instead of true joy. - Sadie Robertson
Relationships, like everything else, require hard work. They may not always be "a walk in the park" or fun. But Sadie talks about how there’s a line that crosses into “unhealthy,” and young women are increasingly being taught by today's culture to walk to the edge of that line:
If you experience moments of happiness and little things that help you hold on, but then find yourself experiencing pain that goes beyond what is healthy in a relationship, then you are living with a false passion. Although it is normalized in our society, I want you to know that fear, jealously, pain, selfishness, impurity, manipulation and degrading comments are all UNHEALTHY components in a relationship and should not be considered normal. - Sadie Robertson
If you have a precious little girl in your life, it’s worth having them read Sadie's blog.