(Hey and just for fun I will throw some old pictures in of me and PJ. Don't laugh to hard)
Marriage & Divorce
Why is divorce such a big deal to a Christian?
I could go on and on about divorce; but, I would rather just tell you how to avoid it. The best way to avoid divorce is to be so in love with Jesus and have a relationship with Him. He will guide you to the right person who will love Christ just as much as you do. When your marriage is built on Christ and divorce is not an option then God can do something amazing. Now, rough times come and you will always need help in your marriage because none of us are perfect. Keep Christ first!
Disclaimer: Now people can choose to walk away from the Lord and not live for Him at any time. God would never want you or your children to be in physical danger always keep that in mind. God does give some provisions for divorce. Matthew 5:32
When should I date?
Remember Pastor Christina's rules???
#1 Only when you are 30. #2. When you go on your first date you must eat a whole bag of Funyuns!
How far is too far?
I can some this up in one line....."If you don't got it.....don't touch it!" I am also going to add or see it!!!!! Hahahaha I love that line, it is awesome and a great guideline. Before you start dating(when you are 30 tehehehee) set up some rules for your self, let them know your rules and then never break those rules. You will be proud of yourself and you will help yourself remain pure. You will also relieve yourself of a lot of pressure when you are dating. You know what to expect and they know what to expect. As a Christian we also believe that sex is only for marriage. So, I hope you all understand that Pastor Christina is telling you to save sex for the one you marry on your wedding day, it should not even be a part dating. But, I do realize how hard it is to not feel tempted to have sex before marriage and I do realize that there is a lot of pressure to do it so (Romans 6:13)............
Tips on helping not to go too far in dating:
- avoid being completely alone in a car, house where ever.
- if you would feel uncomfortable doing something in front of your parents, you probably should avoid it.
- have your parents keep you accountable for curfews, not letting you be alone with them etc. I know it is crazy to talk to your parents about this stuff ...but you will be glad you did!
- Never, ever, ever hang out in each others bedroom...it is just not a good idea!
Disclaimer: You must always obey your parents and their rules for dating.
Lastly, Nobody has the right to pressure you to do anything you do not want to do. You do not have to do anything to "prove your love" to anybody. And NOBODY has the right to hit you, slap you or force anything on you ....EVER! You are God's creation and you deserve far more than to ever be treated like that. If you are in an abusive relationship....get out, get help. If you can't tell your parents, come talk to Pastor John, Joe, Angie, Kristina or me and we will do everything in our power to help you get safe and be safe.
What are some things I can do to help me be modest?
- Length of skirts and shorts should go past the tips of your fingers when your arms are down at your sides.
- If you bend over and touch your toes no one should be able to see your back end...under your skirt or above your pants.
- When sitting and wearing a skirt keep your knees together.
Do you have any great modesty tips? Leave them in the comments below!!!!! Check out http://www.purefreedom.org/ for a great rescource on modesty!
One of my favorite verses:
Whoaaaaaaaaaaaah, I write too much; but I can't leave any of it out. Girls, I hope our conversations last night helped you all become the women you want to be. Remember, God has a plan for you and wants to do amazing things in you!