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Calling For Reinforcements

Sometimes Christian based homeschooling isn’t enough.  Sometimes Sunday school, youth groups, or attending church aren’t enough either.  Sometimes it’s wise for parents to call for reinforcements.  It can be beneficial to seek other options for the hard topics.  And one of the most difficult  topics, we as parents have to face with our teens is “purity”.

The little time we spend in discussion of keeping oneself pure is not much compared to all the sources pouring impurity into our youths –  books, movies, TV, the internet, magazines, fashion, music and more.  We parents can so easily be viewed as “old fashioned” and our instruction not relevant for today.

E17 went to “The Silver Ring Thing”.  This is a national event tour.  The speakers are young and hip.  The bands are popular and fun.  But the important thing is they dare their audience to defy  cultural norms.  They speak out in truth about dating, love, faith, and sex. These folks are our reinforcements and I’m so glad to have them on our side in this cultural war.

Now when E17 is faced with tough choices about life and love she will have more to base her decisions on than just what mom said or a Scripture verse from a youth group lesson.  Now, she has something more, she has this Silver Ring Thing to reinforce her beliefs and values.  And I’m relieved.

Here is the Bible verse theme from Silver Ring Thing:

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5   The Message (MSG)

1-3 One final word, friends. We ask you—urge is more like it—that you keep on doing what we told you to do to please God, not in a dogged religious plod, but in a living, spirited dance. You know the guidelines we laid out for you from the Master Jesus. God wants you to live a pure life.

Keep yourselves from sexual promiscuity.

4-5 Learn to appreciate and give dignity to your body, not abusing it, as is so common among those who know nothing of God.

And here’s the link to the Silver Ring Thing Promo:

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