Glad you found us! This site has one objective: to help you win the spiritual battle for purity, in every sense of the word. Society encourages us to throw away our virtue; the message sent out by the media is: "everyone's doing it!" We are here to prove that statement wrong! Come in, read some encouraging testimonies, chat with others who strive to remain pure, and reaffirm your belief that purity, sexual and otherwise, is not only possible, but totally worth it!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Are You a Slave or a Son?

John 8:34-36 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” (NKJV).

This verse was heavy upon my heart this week because I experienced firsthand women of all ages struggling with guilt over past sin. I hope this verse gives you a glimpse into the heart of our God. He is not standing by waiting to punish you for making mistakes. Instead, He is waiting to help you get free of your sin, restore a right relationship with you, and help you fulfill the destiny for which you were created.

Sin is such a problem because it’s a trap. Once you give in, it’s not only easier to repeat the sin over and over, but the guilt that follows holds you hostage. A condemning voice speaks to your heart, saying “if people knew who you really were, they’d never accept you,” or “God might be able to forgive some mistakes, but not this.” Even as Christians, we sometimes fall for the idea that we were forgiven once, but we can’t expect God to continue forgiving our sin once we’ve been saved. This is a complete lie, yet so many of us live in bondage to that lie when freedom is waiting in the arms of Christ.

A son abides in the house forever. If you have asked Jesus into your heart, you are a son (or in our case a daughter) of God. Don’t believe the lies that the devil whispers to your heart. If you have sinned, come just as you are to your heavenly Father and repent. You don’t have to get “cleaned up” first, just be honest about your sin and resolve to change. Once you have asked forgiveness of sin, realize that forgiveness is granted! You don’t have to pay a penalty, because the penalty has been paid for you. Walk in the amazing grace of your Lord and share that same forgiving spirit when someone wrongs you. If the Son of God, through His shed blood, death and resurrection, has made you free of sin, then you are free indeed!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Results, Not Excuses

I Timothy 4:12  Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity (NKJV).

How many of you have heard adults say:  "they're teenagers, they're going to do it anyway" referring to sex, drugs or many other harmful activities?  How many of your friends use this as an excuse to get involved in reckless behavior?  Be the exception!  God isn't lowering His standards because you are young.  On the contrary, He wants you to lead; to set an example by your behavior that challenges even the adults in your world. 

Let your words be uplifting and kind.  Let your conduct be upright and God-honoring.  Let your love be sincere.  Let your spirit be filled to overflowing with God's love.  Let your faith, though small, move mountains.  Lastly, be a young woman who is pure in heart, so that you can "see God" (Matthew 5:8). 

God has a job for you, even now, in your church, school, and community.  Don't let people look down on you because you are young, instead, allow God to chart your course and silence your critics!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Proper Passion

Song of Solomon 2:7  I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the does of the field, Do not stir up nor awaken love until it pleases (NKJV).

Song of Solomon is a book of the Bible which describes passionate married love.  This book stands as proof that God completely approves of human sexuality.  He created it, and He desires us to enjoy physical intimacy with our husband.  In this particular verse, the bride is addressing her virgin attendants.  She actually states this charge three times throughout the book (2:7, 3:5, 8:4).  Although she has been expressing to them her passion for her husband, she also gives them some important advice:  Maintain your sexual purity until marriage.  Awakening love (or sexual passion in this case) before "it pleases", or before you are in a proper position to handle the responsibility, leads to heartache and regret.  The bride is able to freely enjoy intimacy with her husband because she waited to express her passion until they were committed for life. 

I urge you to be careful when it comes to physical intimacy.  I pray that you will draw some modest boundary lines so that you do not awaken passion for a guy who won't commit himself to you.  Remember that your boyfriend is someone's future husband; treat him as you would like another young lady to treat the man God has for you.  While you're waiting, develop a passion for Christ.  Let His perfect love strengthen you, and find fulfillment in discovering your future with Him.  Stay strong, and God Bless! 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dried Up or Fruitful?

Psalm 1:1-3  Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.  The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.  For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish  (NKJV).

Let's dig into this a little bit.  According to this scripture,  a righteous young lady keeps herself from three things:  She does not walk in, or follow, the advice of ungodly people.  She doesn't stand with, or count herself a part of sinners.  In other words, she doesn't "hang out" with people who do sinful things.  Finally, she doesn't sit in the seat of the scornful; she does not gossip about, or ridicule other people.  If you'll notice, these activities grow in degree of involvment, from listening to sinners, then hanging out with sinners, to participating in sin.  The virtuous woman of God avoids this slippery slope altogether.

Instead she finds delight in God's word, and she thinks about that word day and night, whether through reading, praying to God, or thinking on it throughout the day.  Here's the blessing that follows:  She will be firmly planted in God's special location, where her needs will be readily met.  She'll have all the "water" she needs.  Her "fruit", or the work God has for her will be accomplished in His perfect timing.  Her leaf will not wither, she won't run out of energy, because she's plugged into the Source (Christ).  Finally, whatever she does will prosper, because she's committing her future to God.  What a promise!

The ungodly are like dried up chaff, basically the useless husk of grain that is separated during harvesting.  They have no worth, no value.  The wind will blow them away.  When we get to heaven and are judged by God, the ungodly won't be counted as part of the righteous.  Because God knows what we're "made of", and He desires substance, not fluff. 

I hope this verse brings you encouragement and inspiration this week.  Avoid the temptation to listen to opinions or advice from ungodly people, even if they're popular.  Don't sacrifice what you believe to be accepted by them, and don't participate with them in activities you know to be wrong.  Instead allow Jesus, the Lover of your soul, to delight you, and be patient when it comes to "bearing fruit".  The dreams God has planted within your heart, whether for a career, a husband, a family or any other goal, will come to pass "in it's season".  Stay plugged into Him and "whatever you do will prosper!"  God Bless!