Two years ago yesterday I published and released my first book Purity In The Process: Poetry&My Story with the help of Ellis&Ellis Consulting Group, LLC.
I began writing this book in undergrad with straight instructions from God. I had just went through a break-up and I had a fall out moment with God about my singleness. From there and many tissues later, the outline of this book begin to develop. Although I had what God wanted to give me, I pushed it to the back burner, life happened, distractions came, and life happened again...did I mention life happened?
Nevertheless, God wasn't through and still isn't (thank God) with me...so I began my publishing journey because this story of Purity needed to be shared. Why Purity? Well, believe it or not, our lives are centered around relationship(s). FIRST relationship with God, and then others. So with that in mind, God gave me this gift to share it because what many lack in relationships is the purity of it. Am I talking about NO SEX until marriage, no, not just that, it's a lifestyle and standard thing. Purity In The Process of dating/courting is about your mind, body, and soul being in tact and pleasing towards God. It's about your thoughts...it's about your heart...is it all pure while going through the process of dating and relating? Are you free from past hurts and disappointments? Have you forgiven them and yourself? Have you mastered being content in singleness? Are you not only waiting to have sex until marriage, but waiting with/on purpose as your priority? Do you realize the wait is not punishment but preparation for you and for your future? Are you maximizing your time of singleness or are you moping over the fact that many of your friends are married?
Now, I by no means am saying I am perfect. I didn't write this book being perfect, I'm far from it...and like I state in my new book Grown With No Regrets, if you're looking for perfect, I am not it. I wrote this flawed and humbled in the sight of God because it's His GRACE that covers me daily...and His GRACE that pulled me out of stuff I got myself in! (Y'all don't want to hear that tho...lol)
Seriously and in all honesty, I read my own words often as a reminder and heart-check. This journey and process of Purity is not easy, and God never said it would be, but as a chosen vessel I penned my story infiltrated with poetry to help others like you. I didn't write this for fame or popularity. I wrote it because it's apart of my purpose!
Is it for just ladies? - NO! This book is for WOMEN and MEN! It is an old-fashioned lie to believe that their aren't ANY men who are virgins or practicing celibacy!
Is it just for those saving themselves for marriage?- No!!! This is for those who have went down that road and are willing, ready and committed to travel down this road of Purity.
The BLOOD of Jesus doesn't pick and choose who it will wash clean and make new, but it's up to you to decide if you want it!
Lastly, this book is for SINGLES...men and women! I encourage you to start the journey, it's gonna be worth it while you go through it!
In the meanwhile, if you have not purchased your copy, feel free to visit one of the sites below and you can!
P.S. Feel free to email me any questions to me to help you along this purity journey!