The young one. She’s surrounded by a sexual culture and she’s confused.
It’s in her music, on her tv, and any other form of media that she’s used.
She’s heard about the harm that drugs and alcohol can bring
But has she heard us speak about promiscuity and its harsh, cold sting?
She sees the up side of it in comedies on the screen.
She needs to know the down side too, the side not often seen.
When that boy tells her he loves her, but to stay together sex is a must
She needs someone to talk to her about the difference between love and lust.
She posts photos of herself online that wouldn’t be allowed in your average magazine.
She’s addicted to the “likes”, and the “favorites” she gets when they’re seen.
She craves love, so she keeps on playing this game
But she deserves to know that sex is not love, they’re not one and the same.
She needs to hear these things even though it might be hard
We need to get our heads out of the sand and stop playing the “I can’t talk about that” card
Just because you might have been That Girl some years ago
Doesn’t mean that you can’t help her by sharing what you know.
She needs to be inspired and encouraged about her worth
To know that through Christ, she can experience a rebirth.
He forgives. He forgets. He does it endlessly.
His love, grace, and mercy were proven at Calvary.
She needs to know that God sees what lies ahead,
That He talks to her daily as that little voice inside her head.
He has the power to help her stand strong
Will you be vulnerable and honest enough to help her along?
Our young women need us to step up and speak out.
According to Covenant Eyes, 68% of young men and 18% of young women view pornography at least once per week. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reports that 56% of divorce cases involve one party having an “obsessive interest” in pornographic websites. Their research shows that prolonged exposure to pornography leads to:
- · A diminished trust between intimate couples
- · Cynicism that love is needed between sexual partners
- · A belief that marriage is sexually confining
- · Lack of attraction to taking care of family
Those bullet points sound eerily like the typical view of our society toward sex and marriage. Even when not actively involved in viewing pornography, sex is permeating our media and influencing our values.
I pray that we all have the courage to help That Girl see beyond it.
Passages to Ponder:
I Corinthians 6:18- Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.
Isaiah 61:3-4- To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, a festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for His own glory. They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago. They will revive them, though they have been deserted for many generations.
I Thessalonians 4:3- God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin.
Contributors: Karen Bromby, Monica Brown, Susan Haynes, Michele Killion, Kim McClure and Brooke Radnor