Long before I was even considering marriage, a Titus 2 woman shared with me the pain of confessing her sexual history to her future husband. “It was hard,” she told me. “We both cried. We both repented. It made us a stronger couple.” I remember being grateful for her openness with me, but also feeling that her story didn’t really apply to me. My romantic … Continue reading Holmes: How to Handle Your Spouse’s Sexual Past
The trailer is smoldering temptingly on computers around the globe. Fans of the book are checking their diaries and booking tickets online. Reviewers are readying their pens and preparing their remarks. In just a few short days 50 Shades of Grey will hit the big screen, just in time for Valentine’s Day. On one level, this is just another in a long line of films with … Continue reading What we can learn from 50 Shades of Grey
The feminists gave us promiscuity and the government gave us sterility. There is a better way. Olivia and Madelyne Meylor are in their early 20s. They still want the world to know what happened to them as teens after they received three Gardasil shots – an HPV vaccine marketed as a way to prevent cervical cancer. Diagnoses of Premature or Primary Ovarian Failure (POF) followed … Continue reading Gardasil Shot Robs Teens of Womanhood
While some have avoided using the term “addiction” in the context of natural compulsions such as uncontrolled sexuality, overeating, or gambling, let us consider current scientific evidence regarding the brain and addiction. This article will seek to answer two questions: (1) Biologically, is the brain affected by pornography and other sexual addictions? (2) If so, and if such addictions are widespread, can they have a societal effect … Continue reading Slave Master How Pornography Drugs & Changes Your Brain
So there’s this guy. His name is Phin, he’s 18, and he’s never had sex before. And he doesn’t plan to until he gets married. No, he’s not ugly, and he definitely seems to have met females before. But he explained his choice really well in a Guardian article (which was originally published in his school newsletter), so I’ll let him do the rest of … Continue reading 18-year old male not having sex. World freaks out.
Tonight, my Beloved showed me a video she found online called the Evolution of Beauty(see video below). It begins with a plain-looking young lady with no makeup sitting down at a mirror. Then time speeds up as make-up artists and hair-stylists work their “magic” for what seems like hours: painting her face, highlighting her eyes, concealing her freckles, hiding blemishes, teasing her hair and making her … Continue reading Flirting with Sexual Sin
One of the most fascinating stories in the Bible is the life of Joseph. He spent many years as a single man separated from his loving father and his older brothers who had despised and rejected him. Although the LORD was with him and gave him favor throughout his “wilderness” experience, Joseph was not exempt from having to face sexual temptation.
Temptation came at him in a fury when he was serving as overseer in Potiphar’s house. Once Potiphar’s wife set eyes on the young, handsome Israelite, she was determined to have him for herself. However, in his battle to stay pure, Joseph demonstrated heroic courage as he withstood her daily advances and asked, “How can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” (Genesis 39:9b)
I suspect that many Christian men reading this are thinking, “How was he able to do that? I can’t imagine that kind of resolve.”
Despite the attempts of Potiphar’s wife to seduce him, Joseph feared God and had a deep resolve, a solid conviction that to yield to her was not an option. This is how he successfully fled from sexual immorality, even though his commitment to do the right thing was costly. Because of her false accusations, Joseph was thrown into prison for some time. But God was with him and made him to prosper in all that he did until he was eventually promoted to Prime Minister of Egypt.
The fact is, I believe that it takes the same kind of courage, conviction, and commitment for any single Christian today to maintain a pure life that is pleasing to God, despite whatever cost may be involved. Continue reading “How Can a Single Person Hope to Live Pure?”
Editor’s Note: This is not posted as an endorsement of the dating culture. I’m a virgin. If the topic ever comes up, it’s always received with an incredulous, “Whaa?” The former mainstay, “Are you a virgin?” has now become, “Are you STILL a virgin?” almost exclusively. Why would anyone want to retain their v-card? (Cue the “Jesus is my boyfriend” jokes dripping with condescension, please.) … Continue reading The 24-Year Old Virgin
Miley Cyrus is an icon of a soul that is a wasteland and she’s taking others down with her. The Dave Ryan Show reports that,
“Miley Cyrus’ controversial performance at the MTV Video Music Awards is now the most-tweeted moment of the year. Twitter announced on Monday that Miley and her provocative dancing with singer Robin Thicke set a record on the social networking site, garnering 306,000 tweets per minute. Four-point-five million tweets about Miley went out during the award show’s two-hour airtime.”
Her immorality and shamefulness seems to know no end perpetuating the idea that empowerment lies in unrestrained license and self destruction. You and I both know people we need to reach out to who are following her lead on the downward spiral. Just this morning I shared the gospel with a young lady who had never heard the message about godly purity, chastity and the sins of Miley Cyrus. She listened. She and seemed to be convicted. While I gave her the Word I also reached for some trusted resources, which I have listed below.
Here they are and a few more if you need to get your bearings and build a foundation. Use them to reach out to others as a doorway to spreading the gospel. We all have to play our part in affecting cultural morality. Spread the word about modesty, femininity, and purity to a world that knows no shame and may have never heard a message otherwise.
The authors, editors, speakers and filmmakers have spent countless hours and their own financial resources putting together these trusted tools. Buy them, use them, give them away.
Want to know what these authors, editors and filmmakers have to say about purity, chastity, sobriety, femininity, marriage and the like?
Join LAF on twitter for a #purity campaign as we treat @mileycyrus followers, adding many wonderful quotes from some of the following books. Retweet to your friends and family who need a vision of godly maidenhood. Add your own favorite quotes that inspire you to Christ-likeness. We want to know what Christ has done for you as a contrast the faulty idea that complete license is liberating. Tweet us your testimony @lafbw. Hope to see you there.
(I probably don’t have to say this but or your soul’s sake, skip visiting Miley’s numerous twitter pages.) Continue reading “Answering The Miley Cyrus Generation”