Fevr.net has a new article entitled, 20 ways to avoid sexual temptation. This can be pretty difficult given that we live in such a sex-sturated society. The author, Mike Everett, suggests:
The internet is a tool for communication,
Jordan Lee has an interesting article on her blog, The Soul Scripts, about Internet Drama. In it, she has two suggestions:
http://fervr.net has a new article about social media by Nicki Gangemi. She points out that we should aim to please Jesus in all that we do (including online). 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, When you eat or drink or do anything else, always to it to honour God. Sometimes we can post "Christian" stuff in a way that doesn't honour God. Nicki has some tips on how to avoid this. You can read the article here.
Promise rings are big in the USA and symbolise a girl's pledge to remain pure until she marries. In this article in Set Apart Magazine, author, Leslie Ludy explains that making a promise and wearing a ring are not enough. She said, I committed to guarding my thought life, not allowing my mind to fantasise about guys, or obsess over what they thought of me. And I stopped allowing my mind to be influenced by the debased mentalities of pop culture through ungodly romance novels, secular songs, popular magazines and immoral movies. I love her commitment to holiness. Ephesians 5:3 says, But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. You can read Leslie's full article in a free excerpt of the April/May 2018 Set Apart Magazine or you can purchase the online version.
I think God is trying to tell me something because this topic keeps coming up - that we need to put our phones down and connect with people face to face. I read this great article at Hope Media by Elaine Fraser about how moments of meaningful connection that happen in person that can't be replicated on Facebook. So, scroll less and show up more. Say hi to the person next to you on the bus, talk to your friends and find out how they're really going, spend time engaging with your family talking or playing a board game, talk to your teachers and ask them how they're going (wait till they're sitting down first or they might fall over)... You can read the full article here.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.