(Photo from Postsecret)
Fifteen years ago I was on a mission trip with a group of students- I noticed a group of both boys and girls huddled in the back of the van looking at something. I was slightly surprised to find them checking out a COSMO magazine and reading an article about how to really please your man. I realized in that moment that girls are talking and learning more about sex than I had realized. When I saw this postsecret – it only confirmed my thoughts.
So what do we do?
I think we need to AIM HIGHER.
I think we high five ourselves when we get students to make a pledge to purity. But do our students know really what we are asking of them? Because surely we want more for them than just maintaining their virginity. (Believe me – maintaining virginity is a good thing but is it the only goal?)
I want my girls to know that purity is about our heart, minds and bodies.
I want my girls to know that kind of purity needs to be maintained as a single person or a married person.
And as a leader I need to talk about purity in honest and blunt way.
And as a leader I need to know that each girl is created differently and each girl will feel the pressure of purity different. I must be willing to encouraged and exhort.
Purity matters and we must aim higher.
How do you talk about purity with the girls in your life?