American hurdler and bobsledder, Lori Susan “Lolo” Jones, opened up about how her personal decision to remain a virgin until marriage has created stress in her relationships.
“He gave me so many mixed signals,” the athlete wrote on Instagram, reflecting on the last man she dated. As she continued, she detailed the experience and her relationship with religion.
“He would talk about marriage and kids but then keep me in the friend zone. He would never make time to see me. My heart is so heavy. I’m so exhausted,” she continued. “I have continually asked God to honor me with a Godly man.”
At the age of 39, Jones expressed a desire to begin a family, which has been a very heartbreaking aspect of remaining single. She explained, “I’ve prayed for years and with many tears for God to allow me to find my husband. I even prayed that if God didn’t want me to be married to remove the desire from my heart. But as the years grow I want to be married more and desire badly to have a family of my own. And I just keep getting my heart broke.”
Lolo Jones admits her ‘faith is hurting right now’ as she looks for romantic love
Jones’ experience finding a husband has been so difficult that it has even led her to question her faith. As she added to her statement, she acknowledged that it’s been a painful experience to be alone and left her in a complicated relationship with faith. “I’m just asking God to honor my heart because faith is hurting right now,” she stated.
After sharing her post, she was met with countless supportive comments. Keke Palmer, a notable actress, shared her words of encouragement and wrote, “Your story is a beautiful written testimony! God doesn’t give us anything we can’t handle. It’s okay to feel tested, that’s humanity.”
Jones additionally discussed the topic the following day and was happy to bring such a vulnerable conversation to the public. Discussing with her audience, she said opening up about her struggles allowed her to reflect on her life and look for positivity where she would typically seek vices.
“All I can say is last night God helped me get thru the night with a heavy heart. I did not drink instead I read as many encouraging messages I could from you guys, I prayed for other people that sent me messages,” Jones said. “I felt many people going thru similar hardships yet still fighting in faith. That encouraged me. Thank you.”
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