Olympian Lolo Jones says she gets 'teased all the time' for her take on premarital sex
Jones added that her dating life has left her 'so exhausted' and has 'prayed for years with many tears for God please to allow me to find my husband'
Lolo Jones almost "chugged a bottle of alcohol to lessen the pain" after feeling emotionally weary about her love life. The 39-year-old Olympic hurdler and bobsledder wrote a statement to her Instagram followers on Sunday, May 15, saying that guys taunt her about her resolve to delay sex until marriage.
Jones also revealed that she had ended her relationship with a man she had been "talking to for eight months". "Tonight I blocked the guy I was talking to for 8 months. My heart just couldn't take it anymore," Jones stated in her post, "He gave me so many mixed signals. He would talk about marriage and kids but then keep me in the friend zone. He would never make time to see me. My heart is so heavy." Jones went on to add that her dating life has left her "so exhausted" and that she has "prayed for years with many tears for God please to allow me to find my husband."
"I even prayed if God didn't want me to be married to remove the desire from my heart. But as the years grow I want to be married more and desire badly to have a family of my own. And I just keep getting my heart broke," Jones continued.
"I get teased all the time because I won't have premarital sex. Guys will [direct message] me that I'm old. I'm washed up I should just put out already. So I'm just crying out. Where are you God? Your word says John 14:14. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. I'm asking God to please honor the desire of my heart. Your word says two are better than one. Ecc 4:9-12 I'm just asking God to honor my heart because faith is hurting right now. I'm tired of getting teased. I'm asking God my father, my protector, my provider please show up. Please honor me," Jones concluded the post.
Jones followed up with a separate Instagram post the next day, laughing about her upfront note. "Wow did I post that?" she questioned after sharing a video of herself giggling. "I regret nothing," Jones wrote in the comments of her image, which was captioned, "Wakes up the next day sees my messages."
"Now I'm about to get real," the two-sport Olympian wrote, thanking her followers for their "messages and prayers." Jones further wrote, "I was so hurt last night I just wanted to chug a bottle of alcohol to make the pain less and I don't even drink like that! 😢 I felt lonely and my heart hurt. I felt forgotten by God. I don't have the answers and I don't have some fairy tale ending to my story to say 'hey everyone have faith it all works out.' I'm the Israelites in the desert."
"All I can say is last night God helped me get thru the night with a heavy heart. I did not drink instead I read as many encouraging messages I could from you guys, I prayed for other people that sent me messages. I felt many people going thru similar hardships yet still fighting in faith. That encouraged me. Thank you," Jones concluded.