When a man interacts with a woman, his greatest fear is sexual rejection and humiliation.
This causes him to spend as much time and energy (if not more) on defensive strategies to protect against rejection as he does on mating strategies to attract women.
But when 30 hit, let’s just say God and me were in a fight.
You go to youth group, you love Jesus, you meet someone, you graduate high school, you get married, and as the fairy tales say, “You live happily ever after.” When I was 19 I was ready. At 27, I understood and accepted that God was using the last few years to prepare me for marriage.
Puritans in the 18th and 19th centuries were particularly interested in a postmillennial hope which surrounded Christian conversion.