Stop with the pressure

This is for all the mother’s, particularly the black and brown mothers, who think that their daughters need a man to stay happy.

It is no secret that the breakdown of the family, regardless of race is an issue in America.

Former New York State Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, warned the nation about the breakdown of the family but many ignored his warnings. Over 50 years later, we are  living in its repercussions.

I am writing this as a daughter of God but also a frustrated young women of color. I am often told that I need to get out there and find a man; even by my own mother. I am on my way to finishing my masters degree and traveling, but my mom still does not see me as a whole person. I would be lying if I said that this does not hurt my feelings at times, but thank God this last year in God’s word has been good. When I fill myself up with what he says, what man says does not stick. Living life through this lens has quickly shown me a life lesson.

You often realize very quickly in life that those who are quick to give advice are those that failed at whatever they are offering advice about. You can love, but I encourage you to look at the vessel offering the advice. As stated before, fill yourself with God-things, good things, instead of the empty praise of man.

 

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