Lolo Jones Praying for Future Husband Instead of Befriending Ex-Boyfriends God Wants Out of Her Life
Olympic athlete Lolo Jones has said she feels it's best, spiritually, not to remain friends with the men she's dated after they break up. Instead, she spends her time praying to God about her future husband.
"I can't be friends with a guy after we stop talking," Jones tweeted. "Rather spend time praying 4 my future husband than entertaining ones God closed the door to."
Jones, the 33-year-old track and field athlete-turned-bobsledder, has been vocal about her struggles with love for some time and previously opened up about being hurt by failed relationships.
"Guard your heart," Jones tweeted back in April. "In the moment I'll be confused and hurt when relationships don't work out but as time passes I see God was simply protecting me from you."
Jones has been opening up about her personal relationship choices for years, including her decision to remain a virgin until marriage. In an interview with the "Today" show in 2012, the hurdler admitted that it has not always been easy to stand by that decision.
"I've been tempted. I've had guys tell me, they're like, 'Hey, you know if you have sex it will help you run faster. If you marry me, then yeah," Jones previously said on "Today." "It's just something, a gift that I want to give to my husband. But please understand this journey has been hard. If there's virgins out there, I just want to let them know, it's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life."
She added, "harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage."
Back in February, Jones told her social media followers that it was immoral to watch the movie "50 Shades of Grey," since it's a movie centered around a sadomasochistic relationship between a young college student and a business mogul.
"Funny how some people think there's nothing wrong with '50 Shades of Grey,'" she tweeted. "God didn't create sex for that purpose. Watch another movie."
When people said she should not speak about the matter since she is a virgin, she fired back.
"I've also never been obese, but I know the sincere health risks to being overweight. There are tons of statistics on how damaging porn, premarital sex and cohabiting are prior to marriage, completely unrelated to Christianity," Jones wrote on Facebook. "I believe that my desire to remain pure is perfectly in line with God's best for my life. I also believe it eliminates the confusion that comes with being bonded, tied to multiple men while searching for the One."
"Even if I never get my Prince Charming, Jesus you are my Prince Charming. Jesus you are enough," Jones tweeted last February. "Even if I never win an Olympics, Jesus you are my victory. Jesus you are enough."