True Love Waits

Discussion in 'Youth Forum' started by ForYourGlory, Mar 13, 2002.

  1. ForYourGlory

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    Are any of our youth here thinking about or actively involved in this. My daughter who will soon be 13 has just completed the course. What are your views on this or your parents views?Thanks for any comments or opinions.

    God bless,
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  2. Grace

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    I took the course several years ago. Several of our youth just did a TLW "retreat" weekend, where they had Bible Studies, and worship services all geared toward purity, and not just physical purity. Purity of the heart and mind were also involved. Several of our youth already knew that they wanted to stay pure, but they said now, they know why . I think it is a great thing. :D
     
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    While searching for a different thread I ran across this and this is such an important issue, so I'll bump it up to the top....hopefully some things can be learned and discussed from this!

    ~Teresa~
     
  4. ForYourGlory

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    As baptistforever mentioned. This is a very important issue. One that needs to be more addressed. For more information of True Love Waits go to their web site at www.truelovewaits.com


    Rebecca St. James has a book called "Wait for Me"
    In 'Wait for Me, ' based on her popular song by the same title, Christian recording artist Rebecca St. James calls young people to remain sexually pure until marriage. There is more information about this book on the same web site.

    Our young people need to hear the message of remaining pure until marriage. They need to be made aware of the pain and consequences that happen to them and their future spouses when they decide to do something that can remain with them for a very long time, such as sex before marriage, unwanted pregnancies and so on.

    Please let's help our young people have a pure and lasting relationship with their future spouses. They will thank you some day.

    God bless!
    FYG
     
  5. keres

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    i just found out about true love waits actually. my parents think it is a great idea and they are getting more information about it. i think purity is a topic that should be addressed a lot more. i'm planning to remain pure, and i would never kiss or anything, but secular views are very different.
     
  6. Margie Kritzer

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    I would like some more information. My daughter is moving up to the youth group this summer. She is only ten, so I don't mind waiting until she actually knows she likes boys!

    I wish there had been a strong support group when I was a teen. I wasn't part of a Baptist youth group, and we really didn't discuss important matters like these. Teens are at a crossroads in their lives. Scripture is important, but teens also need hard, cold truths in a form that hits home.

    Older teens, did completing this course make a lasting difference?
     
  7. Molly

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    When we were members of our former SBC church,my husband and I taught this program for a few years to the youth...I taught the girls and he taught the guys...well,I think a couple of those years,I taught the girls and our youth pastor taught the boys...anyway,we have experience with this program. I think it sends a good message,but I think it lacked a lot of biblical studying for the youth. It was biblically based,don't misunderstand me....but I think a study on what the Bible says about purity would make much more of an impact.(without all the stories and all,some of them made me blush!) Also,I have learned these kinds of studies do help,but nothing can compare with the teaching and guidance from the parents on these issues....alot of the youth we taught would not have discussed these things with their parents,what a shame...I felt we were doing the parent's job for them. The parents would participate in the ceremony,but left the biblical teaching to us. To me,that is really sad. All in all,I would say,it is okay and it does send a good purity message to the youth. I just don't know if it is the best thing to do,though.
     

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