Maybe my 10 on Tuesday should be a game where you have to guess what day it actually gets posted. Wouldn’t that be fun?! This is such a busy time of year for me. Not just in regards to my business but as the mom of four kiddos things can get pretty hectic as school starts winding down. There’s definitely never a dull moment at my house!
Tonight I will be attending the 3rd annual Spring Fling at my church. Spring Fling is an annual event for Stillwater area girls in 6th – 12th grades and their moms/youth sponsors. The evening includes yummy treats, fun door prizes, and fantastic speakers to help these girls become the Godly women they were designed to be. Self-respect, modesty, purity, and discernment are some of the important topics that will be discussed. I was lucky enough to be asked to help with the program it’s first year and have been involved each year since. This year’s event includes a brief fashion show and I will be providing some fun commentary along with my co-host Seana. And while we are enjoying things at church, the boys will be hanging out across town at The Journey.
I’m so incredibly thankful for this ministry and what it teaches the young people in our lives. I’ve been talking with some friends lately about some kinda heavy stuff. You know how you sometimes hear about things and think that doesn’t really happen? Well, it does. Kids give into peer pressure. Young women are willing to freely give their bodies to boyfriends in search of acceptance. Young men are faced with purity issues just by looking at girls in the hallway who don’t realize how revealing their outfits are and how it affects their male counterparts. As a kid or young adult you may not realize how these actions can affect you as an adult.
But they can.
And they will.
Believe me. I know adults are still dealing with these actions and poor choices today. The sad thing is that many of them just didn’t have someone in their life, or a community of believers, to lead them in the right direction. I’m praying for our young men and women today. That their hearts will be open to the messages that they will hear tonight. That they will remain pure and enjoy their youth without muddling it up with what will become something in the future that they will constantly battle.
A friend recently shared the following links on Facebook and I thought they were awesome reminders to link to for my 10 on Tuesday. Plus, there is one for girls AND for boys. That’s like 20 on Tuesday! Bonus! Read them, share them…enjoy!
Ten Things I Want To Tell Teenage Girls