Actually, Yes, I AM a Princess

He was the odd one out. The big college football player committed to waiting for his wife. He was teased. He was mocked. But he didn’t waver. And he believed chivalry wasn’t dead.

Since we met, he’s always opened my door. He’s always pulled my seat out for me at dinner. He insisted on spending all of his college graduation money on a ring last year before he even got a job. Before he even knew me he gave me everything he had – even when it was weird, uncool, and just really hard.

I’m not here trying to make Matt out to be the perfect man. He’ll be the first to tell you that he isn’t perfect. Sometimes he forgets to brush his teeth and he isn’t that organized and he often cusses when road rage gets the best of him.

But you know what? He pursues His God and he pursued his wife before he ever knew my name. Just when I quit believing men like that existed after a hard break up, my now new husband knocked on the door of my tiny college apartment. And he revived my belief that strong men still exist, men can still stand by their word, men can still lead, and that daughters of the King are worth that. Not always deserving of it, but always worth it. Because “deserve” indicates earning, and trust me, I don’t always behave in ways that would earn me a gentleman. But worth? Worth is not something we can earn – it’s a God-given thing.

And I feel the need to revive that belief in you, sister friend. Don’t expect perfection, but please realize chivalry isn’t dead, that the struggles you’re facing with men or with your man don’t leave you hopeless, and that you don’t need a fairytale, you need faith.

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Because whether or not you’ve met Prince Charming, you’re still a princess.

Know why? Because your Father is the King of Kings.

So reclaim your crown. 👑

Jordan Lee
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Jordan Lee is the creative voice behind the blog, The SoulScripts. She is passionate about seeing women set free by the love of Christ and works to bring them to that through sharing real, raw, and relatable stories and anecdotes with a creative spin. She launched her site in 2015 on a simple premise — to get real, to sort through the lies women believe, and to encourage readers in Truth while offering touches of comic relief along the way. She especially loves to keep it real by speaking openly into real-life struggles and offer encouragement through storytelling because she believes that our stories are the most unifying thing we have. The messy, broken, and imperfect parts of life are the threads that weave us together, reminding us that we are truly not alone. She understands the reality that we all have imperfections, brokenness, and pieces of our lives we’d rather not show. She recently published her first book, WholeheARTed: A Coloring Book Devotional, released this past spring. It is available for purchase via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Lifeway, and more. When she isn’t writing, you can find her with a coffee in hand as she dives into the Word, jogging through town, and traveling the globe with her husband. You can get to know her more on Facebook, Twitter,or Instagram.