The Lasting Impact of Abortion—an Interview with Kelly Roy

Revive Our Hearts recently featured a series on abortion. Kelly Roy was one of three individuals interviewed by Nancy Leigh DeMoss as part of that series. I thought Kelly’s story was especially compelling because she is a Christian who was raised in a Christian home and yet when faced with an unplanned pregnancy at the age of 20, she decided to have an abortion.

Kelly’s story may not be as unique as you’d think. Researchers estimate that as many as 1 in 5 women who have an abortion are Christians. I see this as an important point of conversation for us here on the blog. I asked Kelly for an in-depth interview. Her honest answers are a powerful reminder of the gravity of this issue. Take a look.

Revive Our Hearts Announces Purity Conference for Tweens

Calling all moms, grandmothers, and friends of “tweens.”

If you want to help your tween (7-12 year-old-girl) stay morally pure, but feel inadequate for the task, Pure In Heart is for you! Bring your tween to this day-long conference and captivate her heart before the world does. Ignite a passion for purity in her as she explores her identity as a beloved daughter of the King!

The first Pure In Heart conference will be held Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Harvest Bible Chapel in Davenport, IA. April may seem far off, but seats at this conference are selling quickly.  Also, Revive Our Hearts is booking more Pure In Heart Conferences for 2009.

For more information, simply follow this link, http://www.reviveourhearts.com/pih/.

Don’t Miss Nancy and Dannah on Focus on the Family Today!

Nancy DeMoss and Dannah Gresh, co-authors of Lies Young Women Believe, will be interviewed today on Focus on the Family. This is the second segment in a two-part series where Nancy and Dannah address the content of the book. Be sure to tune in to listen live through your local Christian radio station or by following this link, http://listen.family.org/daily/A000001236.cfm.

Then, come back to this blog and tell us about what you learned. Did God use this broadcast to point out a lie that you’re believing? Did this broadcast inspire you to be a truth speaker to your generation? Did it lead you to a collision with specific Truth? Let’s talk about it.

God is not enough

God promises to satisfy our needs (Philippians 4:19). Even so, 88% of the Christian girls we interviewed agreed with the statement “God is not enough.”

Three main things consistently rivaled God for being enough to satisfy. They were:

1. Friends
2. Material objects
3. Accomplishments

What are your top three?

Are Crushes Okay?

There is one question that has been asked on this blog more than any other—are crushes okay? It seems that many of you are serious about your commitment to remain physically pure until your wedding day, but that hasn’t stopped your heart from racing when a certain fella walks into the room. And you’re wondering “are these feelings okay?”

I’ve read your questions, and realized that this is an important topic for many of you, but I’ve stayed silent for one big reason—I wasn’t sure how to answer. If I’m being honest, I have to admit that I feel as conflicted as many of you seem to.