True Woman ’08 is scheduled to be held October 9-11, 2008 in Chicago, IL, but don’t wait to register. The conference is nearing capacity and may sell out this week. To register or to find out more info. simply go to www.truewoman.com. Hope to see you there!
This week I want to dig into a lie that honestly, tends to be rather unpopular among young women (and young men). To be honest, it is an area where I continue to struggle. It is also an area where believing lies can be particularly disastrous.
Are you ready for it? I think we should talk about authority.
Lately, there has been some discussion on this blog about whether or not it is okay for Christians to date non-Christians. We encountered this same conversation over and over as we did research for Lies Young Women Believe. In fact this is one of the 25 lies addressed directly in the book.
The girls involved in the research phase of this book told us things like:
• “ I really want to marry a Christian, but I’m not looking for marriage right now, so I don’t really care.”
• “ I don’t really think it matters if the guys I date are Christians or not. For one, we’re just in high school. I don’t really think that religion is an issue right now.”
• “ If you plant a seed, it can make a beautiful flower. You’re spreading God’s word, whether it works out or not. If you can compromise, think about it…you can impact a non-Christian.”
Some of you have made similar comments here on the blog. Specifically, it seems that some of you are wondering if it’s okay to date non-Christians. The short answer to your question is no. God’s Word urges us not to link our lives with non-believers and the consequences of choosing to do otherwise can be disastrous.
I don’t know about you, but I like to spend the lazy months of summer catching up on great reading (hopefully while laying beside the pool!) You may not have realized it, but we’ve got a list of our favorite books right here on the Lies Young Women Believe website.
Modesty has become a hot topic here on the blog. In fact, almost 150 of you have left comments on our previous posts about the subject (if you haven’t read them yet, check out our archives).
Most of you seem to “get” why dressing modestly matters. In fact, I have been blown away by the number of you who are willing to buck the culture by taking a stand in this area. But one trip down the swimsuit aisle is enough to remind me that finding clothes that are both fashionable and modest can seem like mission impossible.
I am wondering where you are looking for satisfaction?
Do you feel like if you can just get a boyfriend, then you will be satisfied? God promises that He will be with you.
Do you feel like if your family situation changes, then you will be satisfied? God promises that He will be with you.
Do you feel like if you can be a star volleyball player, first chair musician, or straight A student, then you will be satisfied? God promises that He will be with you.
Do you feel like if you can just be good enough, smart enough, thin enough, or pretty enough, then you will be satisfied? God promises to be with you.
This week I am blogging from church camp. I am tagging along with a group of 7-12-graders from my church as they spend the week at our local associational camp (think bugs, bunk beds, uncomfortable mattresses and cafeteria food!).
Last night the camp pastor preached from the story of Nicodemus found in John chapter 3. Nicodemus was a Pharisee, a.k.a a religious leader. One night he snuck away to ask Jesus some pretty tough questions. The truth is, I want to ask the same question Nicodemus did...what are the steps necessary to become a Christian? In other words, what does it take to be saved?
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