Today, a Valentine's Day blockbuster romanticizing BDSM (bondage, dominance, sadism, and masochism) will hit the big screens near you. At first glance, it appears downright puzzling that women would consider this to be enjoyable entertainment . . . and flock to it in droves. Here's why.
There is absolute white. There is absolute black. But there is no such thing as absolute grey. The color grey has an infinite number of shades. Not just FIFTY. And that is exactly why this Friday could go down as one of the most morally destructive days in our nation's history.
You may have read about Britain's sweeping reform this past summer. Saying that the "darkest corners of the Internet" pose a threat to children, British Prime Minister David Cameron rolled out a radical and controversial plan to stop porn's influence on his country's youngest citizens . . .
These are great girls who love the Lord and want to know how He calls them to live. But they've got a secret. They're addicted to porn. They write to us about their sin, their secrets, and their shame. Here are their actual words.
"You need to learn to trust men again." When she said this just moments after I admitted I had been sexually abused as a child by a man I trusted, I got mad . . . really mad! She didn't understand the depth of my fear, disgust, anger, and helplessness. She didn't even acknowledge my emotional scars.
A.H. was trafficked to Dallas/Ft. Worth and forced into prostitution
when she was just a teen. Like many other girls, she was beaten, raped,
and enslaved not far from Dallas Cowboys stadium, where the 2011 Super
Bowl will be held.
What would it be like to raise a child to know God's truth
and then watch her choose rebellion? How would I feel if my own children chose
to stay in a pattern of sin for more than a decade? Would I persevere to keep
In this fifteen-minute interview, you’ll hear Tim and Aileen Challies answer questions like "What should a woman do if her husband’s asking her to do things in the bedroom that violate her conscience?" and "Do single women have any hope of getting pure men?"
If Bella were my daughter, I’d warn her loudly and clearly about falling for a counterfeit version of true romance. In the real world, the Bellas who fall for the Edwards usually don’t live happily ever after. In the real world, twilight turns to night.
Sometimes I think we see ourselves as more spiritual than our male counterparts. The Truth is the Holy Spirit lives in men who know Jesus as vibrantly as it lives in our own hearts. Men aren’t given an extra dose of the sin nature any more than we have been given an extra helping of self-control.
“How far is too far?” How much can I mess around with my boyfriend before I cross the line? That’s the question that Christian girls usually ask. But I don’t think a young woman can figure out where to draw the line until she figures out why God created sex and what it’s all about.
Dannah Gresh points out that God isn’t the only one saying purity is important. Feminists realize that if they can dismantle purity in a teen, so many other things can be dismantled: their view of men, children, and more.
As millions of young women everywhere take in the Twilight movies and tune in weekly to vampire shows, I can't help but wonder if this fascination with the dark, dangerous, bad boys featured in these series is fitting for girls who love Jesus.
We’ve received a number of emails at Revive Our Hearts over the past couple of days from women who are confused by Christian media’s seemingly wholehearted embrace of Carrie Prejean as a Christian role model.
Until we present our young women with a new and beautiful vision of womanhood–a biblical vision . . . a high and noble vision that speaks to their true identity and purpose–they will continue to pursue the modern sexualized ideal, and slither further down the slippery slope.
"If I could pray one thing for tweens, it would be that at their age, they can grasp how much Jesus loves them. If they really can grasp that and have that God-confidence . . . man, it will be life-changing!"
Every morning, Maryann wakes up and thanks God for the cross. It’s the centerpiece of her life. Maryann was raised in a Christian family. However, in high school she got absorbed into the drug and party culture, and found out she was pregnant at the age of 17. She had an abortion, which she kept a secret for 15 years, before specifically confessing her sin.
To be modest is to know how to be appropriately embarrassed, to be discreet, to be reserved, to see yourself as you really are, to be ashamed if your attitudes or dress were ever to cause dishonor to Christ.