1 Woman, 1 Man

Note: I love that Herbert has written this message for a world where “holy courting” will sound like fingernails skimming a chalkboard. It is an unpopular concept in a world where lust of the flesh drives appetites without care for another’s heart or soul. Satan has done well to counterfeit God’s design for relationships, but we are here to share truth where confusion and deception have taken root. Just as a man will never satisfy another man’s soul, nor a woman will ever satisfy another woman’s soul, lusting after multiples will never satisfy the soul either. God’s joyful, life-giving design for male and female relationships is that two equally yoked become one, and whose monogamous partnership reflects God’s love. One woman, one man.  -Nicole

Job‬ ‭31‬:‭1-‬ “I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust at a young woman.” (New Living Translation)

Herbert Bowen, Jr.  Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

1 woman, 1 man. Is this task hard? Yes, but can it be done.  1 man, 1 woman. Each of us deal with carnal cravings, which causes our heads to swivel. Lack of self-control allows our minds to defect from the truth like a rebel. Is this task hard? Yes, but can we move from animalistic attractions to holy courting? Yes. 1 woman, 1 man. Joy inundates the heart when love has made its home. Monogamy comes easier and his/her glances are affixed on each another, which leaves the eyes with no room to roam. Thus, is this task hard? Yes, but can it be done. Yes, 1 man, 1 woman. Therefore, as a man who has found his woman, might I say this is possible. For Irina provides the relief from facing this world alone, like a cool breeze on a hot summer day. Therefore, may we proceed with stout determination to stay the course and watch as God delivers our divine counterpart. (1 man, 1 woman) Amen

About Herbert G. Bowen, Jr.


Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Herbert G. Bowen Jr., accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the tender age of 5. An active member of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, N.C. where he resides, Herbert serves as a youth/discussion group leader, where he has preached and taught Sunday school, as well  as Wednesday night service. In addition, he has preached at Second Baptist Church in Pottstown, Pa., Destiny City Church in Salisbury, N.C.  Herbert is the youngest board member on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Leadership Council, where he serves to lessen the costs of tuition for African American students. Moreover, Herbert serves on the pureHOPE advisory board, where his commitment to “wait until marriage” fits perfectly with PureHope’s mission to bring a Christian solution to an immoral culture.Finally, Herbert through the will of God writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. His devotionals go out to 2,000+ people and continues to grow under the Lord’s watchful eye.  He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management. He provides business expertise to help others start their businesses.