Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Be ONE IN A MILLION Parents—Teach Your Child to WAIT til Marriage!

Be one in a million parents! Or if you are reading for yourself, give your love life over to God's control! There is so much out there to help you in this! You CAN give God first place in everything!

Today I want to tell you about some GREAT resources to not only teach your children the birds and the bees, but to teach them about purity from God’s eyes and to WAIT until marriage!

Don't let the world squeeze its views about your child's body and future love life into them. Be a 1 in a million parent and take them with you on a overnight getaway to share God's heart toward sex with your preteen! But first, for some of the young people reading who are older:
I adore Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot. It is great for young men or young women. She tells her love story with Jim Elliot. It is beautiful. She waited 5 years for God to give her the green light, and she says, it was worth the wait! The subtitle reads: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ’s Control.

I also love the stories of hope given in Joshua Harris’ I Kissed Dating Goodbye.

For young children, I highly recommend moms take your girls, and dads take your boys on a weekend getaway with Passport2Purity by Dennis & Barbara Rainey.

I L-O-V-E Passport2Purity by Family Life Today for preteens which is designed to be used for an overnight getaway with your child. I took my youngest, Mary, on a beautiful fall weekend a couple years ago. I’m closing today with my reflections of my weekend alone with my youngest, Mary (blind) to share God’s heart with her about purity, her body, and waiting for marriage. I treasure the memories we have of our special weekend together. You can read about that here.

Here's Mary at the end of our overnight getaway together at our special dinner together! I presented her with a tiara at the end of our Passport2Purity weekend together to remind her that she is a daughter of the King! To read what we talked about click here.

"And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy." ~ Colossians 1:18

"Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character." ~ 1 Corinthians 15:33 

"Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires." ~Song of Solomon 2:7

Walk by Faith,


  1. Oh my gosh!! How beautiful this piece was and to read the story of you and your daughters trip brought my heart so much joy and almost tears. =) I am 30 years old and in a relationship. I am divoriced and have two daughters. My future husband and I have choosen to remain pure until our wedding day. Bother of us have been married before and have children. So for us a lot of people think it's silly, but we are choosing to Honor our GOD, that blessed us with each other in the first place. Neither of us thought God would bring someone so wonderful into each of our lives and we are so blessed that HONORING HIM just seemed natural. I am also so so so happy to be a living exsample to our daughter (he has two also). Praise God for a HIS LOVE and second chances! But most of all because He always chooses these things for us because they protect us in the end. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Oh, Angel! I'm so glad that you wrote. Not only am I so happy for God's grace in your live and in your fiance's life, but because I totally forgot to mention that for anyone reading who has blown it in this area, you can start fresh with God anew and He can restore your purity. I love how you and your fiance are giving God control of your love life and waiting until He calls you together as man and wife! I do not think you all are one bit silly, but honoring God! His way is always best. Besides, if you open your presents before Christmas Day, there is nothing to open on the 25th! Our culture will never say wait, but I applaud you for listening to God's voice above all those other voices! Your sister, Juana

  2. Thank you so much for your encouragment. And you are totally right. It's worth waiting and fighting for! God Bless you and your family, and your boldness to share God's work in your life.


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