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Holding Hands

Discussion in 'Youth Forum' started by Clean1, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. christianyouth

    christianyouth New Member

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    You have incredible Christian character for a 15 yr old! I have been there, I have been in the public schools, and I can relate to how hard it is being a teenage Christian in them.

    This is your conviction, do not go against it.

    -Andy
     
  2. faithgirl46

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    :applause: :applause: :applause: Jesus is proud of you. I am glad that you have moral standards. Others will learn from your example..
    Faithgirl
     
  3. samarelda

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    I too am posting on here really late but want to make some comments. First off, I would like to applaud :applause: those young people who have posted on here about their high standards. There is nothing wrong at all in staying as far away from temptation as you can. True, the Bible says nothing directly about holding hands, but it also says nothing directly about a number of other things. I was 31 and my husband was 29 when we married--we did not kiss until our wedding when the preacher said "you may NOW kiss your bride". I am so glad we waited for everything. We were both virgins and we had never kissed anyone else. I really wouldn't want my husband learning to kiss from every other woman in the world. We have learned it all together. Is he a good or bad kisser---like that matters a whole lot anyway--I have no idea. I have nothing to compare him to so I am completely satisfied. You will never, ever regret having high standards.

    Personally, I think our system of dating is destructive. Kids date and break up, date and break up over and over and over. It seems to me they are practicing for divorce later on in life. Is it good to get emotionally attached to so many others? I don't have all the answers but I don't want my own kids to become emotional wrecks like I see so many teens becoming because of some boy or girl. 95% of all people have had physical relations with someone before they married. Obviously, something is not working. I don't believe God ever intended our young people, or anyone for that matter, to have to deal with such strong temptation. We expect our kids to stay pure, yet we let them put themselves right in the way of temptation.

    I agree completely with bapmom and PamelaK. They have some really good advice. Pamela's Prayer is a great movie. It is what I would like to see for my own kids.

    Each step leads to the next. While holding hands may be innocent enough, if you never allow yourself that first step you won't need to worry about going too far. There really isn't a need to hold hands anyway. Maybe a desire, but not a need.

    Keep up the good work young people. We are proud of young people like you. :thumbsup:

    Okay, I have my armour on and am ready to be blasted for my comments!
     
  4. Mr. Nice Guy

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    Hi all
    I'm new to BaptistBoard.com
    I agree that the passage you guys have been using in this discussion is referring to more than just hand holding. And I do agree that it can lead to other things, but at the same time it will happen alot quicker if you say they cant do anything at all. You also need to give people the chance to do the right thing.

    I am 17yrs old, still studying and I'm a youth leader at my church in Melbourne, Australia. Most of the people that attend our youth group are from non-churched/christian homes. We have a few couples in the group, and at the start of each term, due to new people coming and things like that, everyone is told the rules and all that administrative stuff. And with these rules it states that there is no kissing, sitting on laps and things like that. Hand holding is allowed. Now, I personally have seen this work, and have also seen someof these young people grow in there faith and personal maturity because they know the boundries, they know that if there is ever a problem that they can come and speak to one of us in leadership at anytime, and they know that we trust them.

    I'm not trying to discredit anything anyone else has said, but I'm trying to say that a little trust will go along way.

    Mr. Nice Guy
     
  5. nwstevens

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    Amen Bapmom. With the way the world is corrupting our kids today. To see someone that has this kind of a personal standard for herself is a very good thing to see.
     
  6. gb93433

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    I sure hope there were not any non-Christians that day so they could go home and name them as idiots.

    It never ceases to amaze me at how stupid some are to think that perhaps there may be non-Christians present and the preacher is talking about things of litttle value compared to eternal issues. That kind of preacher is content to let people walk in and out of church and never addressing eternal issues and let people pass into a Christless eternity.
     
  7. nwstevens

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    I am a father of 4 young children (the oldest is 9) 2 boys 2 girls. I am hoping and especially praying that they will come to develop convictions and Godly standards like you and clean1. In todays society that says there is no absolute right or wrong it is very encouraging to see young people take a stand. I went to a public hs myself and I know firsthand how difficult it can be to take a stand for God there. Sadly, I was not always successful at it. Does the Bible say emphatically that is is sin to hold hands? That topic has been completely hashed out in this thread. To me the thing that is the most noteworthy is that there are still Godly young people that are willing and determined to draw a line and purpose to not cross it (Dan 1:8). I will be praying for both you and clean1 that God will give you the grace and the strength to hold to these convictions that you have set. Make no mistake, satan will come after you with both barrells. He wants nothing more than to see any child of God fall but, I believe especially rewarding to him is to see young christians fall. Thank you for the stand that the 2 of you are taking. I pray my children will have that same desire. We as parents can impose rules and all, but for a young person to willingly take this type of a stand is truly special. You both are in my prayers.
     
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