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14 Reasons To Stop Idolizing Relationships – Impacting Righteously


In short, idolatry is the worship of anyone or anything, prioritizing them above God. It is anyone or anything that actually takes the place of God in someone’s heart and life. It could be someone idolizing a job, a celebrity, a spouse, a child, an idea, etc.

It is worshiping someone or something else as a god, instead of worshipping the one and true living God. For many women, they often unknowingly make an idol out of men or out of the idea of being in love.

Here are reasons to immediately confess it to God, and put away all idolatry.

1. All idolatry is wrong.
“And God spake all these words, saying,
I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20: 1- 3.  KJV.

Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” 1 Corinthians 10: 14 KJV

2. Idolizing relationships causes a woman to prioritize dangerously. Her well-being and the well-being of others becomes secondary in her quest to have a man.

3. The woman who idolizes relationships tends to have low standards and low expectations for a partner. These kinds of women are often suckers for punishment.

4. For the woman who idolizes relationships, she typically loses respect for herself and also loses herself within the relationship.

5. When she idolizes relationships, a woman will put up with too much. Her tolerance tends to be too high and her quality of life becomes poor from all of the drama and stress.

6. For the woman making an idol out of relationships, it tends to cancel out or diminish her common sense and intuition. Therefore, this is very dangerous.

7. When a woman idolizes relationships, she may attract evil. Predatorial potential partners can smell her desperation and will be interested in her.

8. A woman who idolizes relationships is playing herself. The men that she encounters are going to know that she is obsessed. In addition, some will take advantage of her and use her in any way they can.

9. For the woman who idolizes relationships, she, her children, and other loved ones are often at high risk. Sometimes, a woman’s children or other loved ones have been harmed or killed by the dangerous person that she has chosen to love.

10. When a woman stops idolizing relationships, she should be able to think a lot more clearly. In addition, she can respect herself, prioritize correctly, and make more wise and safe decisions.

11. Women who idolize men sometimes become very unstable emotionally/ mentally. They can become psychotic, envious of other women, paranoid, insecure, hateful, etc.

12. When not under the spell of idolatry of relationships, a woman can look to God and understand that He has given her purpose and value.

13. Many women view other women as opponents because of their idolatry of men. When a woman stops idolizing men and relationships, it can help her to get along better with other women.

14. The woman who no longer idolizes relationships is able to be patient. She is capable of waiting as long as it takes for Mr. Right. She would rather have Mr. Right, than to have Mr. Right Now, who is actually Mr. Wrong.

By marrying the right man, a woman contributes to a healthy society.

How? It begins in the homes. When a woman marries wisely and according to godly standards, there is a righteous environment in the home.

This is a healthy environment where children are trained correctly by a loving father and loving mother who set the right examples. Consequently, the children most likely will follow the examples that their parents set and continue the good and godly legacy for the next generation.

Used with permission from Petrina Ferguson.

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