Thursday, November 19, 2009

An e-mail from my mom.

A letter from Christian Guys....

Girls, could we talk to you right out of our hearts for a few minutes? It is awkward for us to talk about something of this nature, in person, so we thought we would write our feelings. We are young men who have been saved and baptized in the Holy Spirit.
We desperately want to live for Christ and not follow the ways of the world. Since we have been baptized (immersed) in a "Holy" Spirit, we feel in our hearts that we should live "holy" lives. After all, our bodies are the temple, the sanctuary, the place where the "Holy" Spirit lives and makes His home. We know that guys and girls are affected differently, so since we desperately want to follow hard after God, could we kindly and respectfully ask you to help us with a few things? We realize that girls are primarily stimulated or turned on by "touch." Did you know that guys are turned on by "sight?" So when you are “aroused" (sexually awakened) by a guy's "touch," we are in the same way aroused by mere "sight." Let us explain. When we see girls who are dressed in a suggestive, revealing, provocative, teasing, tantalizing manner, our sexual desires are aroused. Our bodies are then affected. To be absolutely candid, let us give you some examples of what we are referring to. If you are wearing a blouse that barely meets the waist of your slacks and some of your skin shows while you are moving around, or simply while you are walking, sitting, or kneeling, our minds are geared to wonder what more of your body would look like further up.....This causes our bodies to respond biologically, and suddenly we are fighting a war in our minds and bodies. And that war of lust is continuing often long, even hours, after you are gone. We hate this, because our "righteous man" wants to think pure thoughts.... When you wear low-cut tops which are in any degree revealing, or when you bend over, and they are revealing, this again causes us big problems in the flesh. Or if the back is out of your top, we automatically think that you do not have the undergarment on, and the Spirit and the flesh begin to fight again. Or when we see any glimpse of your undergarments, such as straps and the like, we have trouble. What we are trying to say is this: If it is not for sale, don't advertise it. We really feel that the still small voice of the Holy Spirit speaks to you and nudges you when it is too tight, too short, too low, or too revealing. Will you listen to that voice? For the Scripture says, "Quench not the Spirit." (1 Thess. 5:19)

Girls, do you know what we would really like? We would like to come among our Christian sisters and not have to fight and struggle in the flesh. We do not need to have to wrestle in the flesh at church or at church activities. We men, whether young, old, single or married, are faced with this every day among girls of the "world." But we would like to have rest in our Spirit man when we come among Christian girls. After all, doesn't the Scripture tell us to "come out from among the world and be you separate, saith the Lord." (2 Cor. 6:17) It also tells us that "all that is in the world, the lust of the eye, and the lust of the flesh, is not of the Father, but is of the world." (1 John 2:15) We are the church, not the world. We know that people often use the verse, "Man looketh on the outward appearance, but God looketh on the heart," (1 Sam. 16:7) to condone anything they wish to wear. This is one of the most misused/used out-of-context verses in the Bible. Conversely, the fact is, if your heart is pure, your outward appearance will be modest....

Girls can be fashionable and modest at the same time? To be honest, we respect you more when your appearance is modest, as the Scripture commands in 1 Timothy 2:9. We really do not want the kind of girl who dresses provocatively, for we know that if we marry her, she will still be that way in the presence of other men once we are married. We know that we have Christian responsibilities toward girls, too. We must be careful to portray ourselves properly. We must treat you like ladies. If we are really committed Christian guys, we will strive to treat you like Jesus would.. After all, you are daughters of God. Thank you, dear Christian sisters, for hearing our hearts on this subject. Once we have conveyed the truth of the matter to you, you become responsible before God for what you do with the truth. We really are "our brother's keeper." (Genesis 4:9.) We know that there is a "cult of conformity" in our generation, but we as Christians "march to the beat of a different drummer." Please, girls, do not say, "I don't care," but help us in these last days to live as close to Jesus as we can. Thank you so much.


Committed Christian Guys

Thank you to whoever wrote this. I didn't write this but i thought it was really encouraging. So Please e-mail it to all or any of your friends and think about what it means.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fairytale Love

well, what better place to start than something that so many teenagers are constantly dealing with? Dating. and, okay, i've never been on a date, but that doesn't mean i haven't heard anything about it or i haven't thought about it or read about it or seen it on tv or watched while all my friends dated. And i've noticed something. People are always getting hurt. you can yell and tell me i'm wrong and say that's so not true, but if you stop and think about it, that is what usually happens. At least, at this age. We are too young to get married so why are we even doing this? i think its because at 13, 14, 15 whatever, we have just discovered guys and everyone's all obsesed about who likes who and you've got guys looking at you and you like them and...well, we just wanna test things out. we wanna see how things work and more than that, we don't wanna be the only ones not in on this game. if you just showed up at school one day and announced that you aren't gonna date until you are of marrying age, people would look at you like you're either A. joking. B. Crazy and insane. or C. a nun. and i'm guessing you don't wnat to be any of those things. and plus, dating's fun. what's wrong with it. you can say, "i am sticking to my convictions" or "i follow my parents rules about this" or "we aren't sleeping together, so what's the big deal?" or maybe you just don't care at all. but...what if, all convictions aside, i could give you a really good reason. it has nothing to do with right or wrong at all. its about a fairytale. ya know, like when you were 5 years old and you thought you'd be a princess and your prince would ride up on that white horse and take you away and you live happily ever after? i know that seems ridiculous, but really, maybe there is fairytale love out there and we are missing it becuase we are caught up in pursuing random guys "just for fun."doesn't make as much sense when you look at it like that. it didn't to me anyway. see, i WANTED to date; my parents wouldn't let me. and they still won't. but the difference is now, i want to hold out for the fairytale love. cause i just think it'd be so magical to be dating the one guy i wanna spend the rest of my life with and have everything to give him. to be a new package with no extra baggage. no regrets. it sounds beautiful to me. that doesn't mean i don't like to read romance books or watch tv shows about love ( i almost cried when Joe and Stella kissed on JONAS the other day!) i still love listening to music that talks about love, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, all them guys that write about love. i still dream about guys and crush (hard) over guys i like. i'm just not dating them. and this isn't all about me too. by not dating them, i am allowing them to keep what they would've given to me. that piece of their love and energy that they can give to their wife someday and if the one of the guys i've crushed on ends up being my husband, i'll still be glad i didn't take something from him that wasn't mine. so, there ya have it, my opinion on dating. hope i didn't overwhelm anyone, and i'm not guaranteeing this is going to work and you'll have a fairytale love. but isn't it worth a shot? what are you really giving up...?


Who I Am :P

hey y'all, its Morgan. i'm 15 and i live in Wi also. uhhh...let's see....what do you need to know about me...? i like country music and playing guitar, and writing and singing, this is my 2nd ike brownies (i know that's random...), i like taking vacations to strange and new places. i like fall, its my favorite season. there's a lot of rainy days here...but that's my inspiration. (my brother's sitting here with me, telling me what to write! i need help!) okay...i think i am done rambling, tell me about your life. leave comments. i'l read and respond. anyway, let's get on with the blogging!~ <3

A little about Me!

Hey girls,
My name is Hannah. I live in southern Wisconsin. And i'm new to Blogger.
Me and my sister Morgan share this blog.
So if you are ever curious who wrote something on our blog. Mine or Morgan's name will either be on the top or at the bottom or SOMEWHERE. Um.... I am 13. and.... IDK?
So anyway yeah... I guess that's all for now.