Why did Monica break with “Mr. Nice Guy” Kevin Durant?
Monica Wright, WNBA player, was engaged to be married to NBA superstar Kevin Durant. Then without warning, Monica broke off her engagement with Kevin. It came as a shock to many, but now a couple months later, Monica opens up about her breakup.
“Yeah, in my last relationship [with NBA All-Star Kevin Durant], I had to make a decision about compromising myself as a woman. I had to make a decision to leave a relationship, which a lot of people thought I was crazy to leave. There was a lot of criticism over it. But I think God had my back in it. Because I hold to what I know to be true, that is what God will reward instead of what people on the earth think is a good catch.”
“Relationships are a huge stumbling point for girls right now. Society is not really on our side, or on God’s side, in terms of what He believes His daughters to be. Society is pumping into our brains what we need to think like, act like, and be like. It doesn’t add up to what God says about us and what He feels about us. We are so valuable to Him. I feel for girls in the younger generations because it’s hard to find that value. Every day could be a battle for them. I don’t even know how they do it. I feel like it’s harder for the younger girls, but if my story can help them in any way, then it was worth it.”
Going against popular beliefs because of your faith is always a tough thing, but like Monica said, if her story can help people, then her pain was worth it. Sometimes we have to experience pain, not for ourselves, but for the benefit of others and the glory of God. Stand tall for your beliefs and remember that if you honor God, He will always return the favor.
I’m sure this is exactly what Guide reader Adriana is talking about in her blog. Check it out when you get a chance!