I’ll admit it; I’m not a teenager. In fact, I haven’t been a teenager for…a while. But, you don’t have to be an expert in teen culture to have the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer on your radar screen. It has become quite a pop culture phenomenon.
Nancy helps us understand that what we say matters! I know that this can be a difficult truth, but it is so important for us to grasp. In what way have you seen the destructive power of words in your own life? Do you sense that the Lord is asking you to change a specific way that you communicate with others? I’d love to hear about it.
I think it’s important that this blog be as practical as it is idealistic. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic, but I’m also interested in hearing about pockets of culture that are doing things right. What shows do you watch that you think match up to a Biblical worldview? What products do you buy as a result of marketing that is wholesome instead of sexy? What can you do to convince marketers that young women, especially young Christian woman, don’t want to be exposed to so much skin? I have no doubt that you can make a difference. I can’t wait to hear from you.
The True Woman ’08 Conference has sold out. More than 6,000 women will gather in Chicago October 9-11 to be a part of a counter-cultural revolution. Nancy and Dannah will join a long list of other great speakers for the event.
Even if you can’t join us, you can still be a part of what God is doing. We want you to be a part of a widespread movement of revival in the hearts of Christian women (and young women!) around the world.
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.