You gals are sharp! You are always asking questions that stretch me and challenge me to dig deeper into God’s Word. I love that about this blog! Recently one of you asked a great question about whether or not God’s Word allows us to enjoy media focused on magic and fantasy. I think this a great question, and to be honest it is one I’ve not thought much about before. Together, let’s explore this topic and see if we can dig up some Truth.
A friend of mine recently endured a painful breakup. Within a few days, all 239 of her Facebook friends knew that her relationship status had changed. In fact, I was one of the hundreds of people who received a mini-feed in my inbox telling me that she was now single. Next to the newsflash was a cartoon broken heart. It seemed like harmless fun, but the reality was that she was really hurting.
All of this made me ask a question that Nancy and Dannah address directly in Lies Young Women Believe, do the benefits of our constant media use really outweigh the harm?
Several of you have mentioned that you want to start a Lies Young Women Believe Bible study. We think this is a great idea! We’d like to help. Check back next week for a post dedicated to this topic, complete with tips and ideas to get you started. In the meantime, be sure to check out our three latest posts!
Recently, several of you have been duking it out right here on the blog about the topic of fashion—specifically cleavage! Many of you are adamant that low cut shirts and short skirts are fine. Others disagree. In fact, the debate has gotten so heated; that many of your comments haven’t made the blog because the way you presented your arguments was enough to make me blush (and believe me, I am not easily shocked or embarrassed).
What’s interesting is that so much debate has been sparked on a topic that we barely mention in the book. But we certainly do want you understand the truth about modesty and the destructive power of immodesty. So, let’s talk about it.
Dannah Gresh is the co-author of “Lies Young Women Believe. She is also the author of “Secret Keeper” a little book that has a lot to say about this subject. She addressed these very issues in an article for Brio Magazine several years ago. Let’s take a look.
As you begin to search your own heart and life for lies, as you begin to replace those lies with God’s Truth, and as you start to seek freedom from the bondage lies have created in your life, are you afraid to share your journey with others? Are you embarrassed that you have been deceived? Does it seem like you are the only one who Satan has managed to trip up? If so, it is important for you to realize a few things.
The blog has been buzzing on the topic of dating. Some of you have come to the site seeking advice on the subject and several of you have weighed in with some great thoughts! It is obvious you are wondering…does God care if you date? Does He care who you date? Is dating even okay? If you’re among the young women asking these questions, you are not alone.
Dannah Gresh, co-author of “Lies Young Women Believe” will be appearing on radio shows across the country to talk about the book. She’ll be discussing issues that girls just like you are facing and presenting the liberating truth of God’s Word. I’d encourage you to check it out. Then stop back by the blog and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you.
I bet you’ve played a version of the comparison game. Maybe you are constantly judging whether or not other girls are smarter than you, or more popular or more athletic. Maybe you find yourself in constant competition with an older sibling or the flawless celebrities that grace every magazine cover. Maybe you’re always on the lookout to see who is taller or shorter, better or worse dressed or more or less talented than you. The irresistible need to compare seems to be a part of our fabric as women.