It’s not that I can’t. I mean… of course there are guys I find cute. I’m a teenager.

It’s that I won’t. I refuse to post pictures of a different guy every week with the caption Man Candy Monday under them.

Why? Because it’s not my man.

I can’t tell you that it’s a sin…. Nowhere in the Bible does it say “thou shalt not caption a photo of Adam Levine with #mcm.”
But if I go off of my own personal convictions, I know that I just don’t feel right claiming a guy I’ve never met as my man candy.

Yes, ladies, Adam Levine and Zac Efron may be good looking… But guess what?
Chances are, they aren’t your husband.
In fact, most likely, you’ve never met them.
And even if you have, you don’t really know them.

But you know what?
They are someone’s future husband.
They’re someone’s boyfriend.
They’re someone’s man.

How would you feel if some girl you didn’t even know posted a picture of your boyfriend/husband every week and talked about him being their “man candy?”
You’d feel horrible. You’d wanna scream.
Because that’s not their guy.
He’s yours.

Now I’m not trying to make guys sound like possessions, because ultimately they don’t belong to anyone but Jesus.

But hear me out — your latest #mcm probably has a woman that claims him.

And that woman is not you.

Once you get married, post all the pictures of your husband that you want. And feel free to tag them with that hashtag.

But until then, what I’m trying to say is this: next time you get ready to post a picture of that guy you’re so obsessed with as your #mcm, think about the woman in his life and what she feels like.

Respect that guy — and girl — enough to stop drooling over his body. (There’s many more important things to a guy than his body!)

That guy isn’t yours.
Instead of wishing he was, try praying for the one who will be one day.
I promise you’ll be glad you did.

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