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Training Our Daughters in Purity

November 8, 2007

It is no secret that purity is not being taught enough to our young kids any more.  The pregnancy rate among young girls is only getting worse.  And the age of girls getting pregnant is getting younger & younger each year.  Can you imagine your 10 year old daughter pregnant?  I can’t, but they are out there.  Satan is out to steal our children’s purity.  As mothers we must teach our daughters the importance of remaining a virgin in all physical and emotional ways until they are married.  Today, it is to not just keep them pure for their future husband, it is too keep them healthy also.  There are diseases that can be caught just from kissing much less the obvious ones from being with multiple partners.  This is such an accepted way of life, a passage into adulthood, that to teach against premarital sex once again puts me on the outside of normal according to society.One approach we have taken with our children is to talk to them about what they are doing to their future mate if they chose to be in a physical relationship before they were married.  Saving their self emotionally and physically for their husband is like giving him a gift that no one else has opened.  Does he not deserve her whole heart?  When she stands before her friends and family on her wedding day and she says her vows she wants to bring only her whole self to her husband, not just what is left over after giving pieces of it away to other boys.  Saving her body for her husband is part of God’s plan for marriage.  Just like he wants our whole heart, our husbands deserve our whole heart also.

Study these scriptures together.  Discuss them.

§         Proverbs 4:23

§         Proverbs 27:12

§         Matthew 5:8

§         Matthew 26:41

§         Romans 6:12-14

~Activities

§         Study men and women in the Bible who resisted temptation.  What were the blessings of obedience in their lives?

§         Study people in the Bible who yielded to temptation.  What were the results of their disobedience?

§         Make a list of standards for choosing godly friends.  Base you list what the scripture says about friends.  What qualities will you seek in a friend?  What will you avoid?

§         Make a list of sins that you have commit. Now write down ways of escape for each area. How could have these sins been avoided?

Please mothers, keep an open conversation with your daughters about their purity.  Pray for them in this area & let them know that you are praying this.  Pray for their future husbands that they too will remain pure.  If your daughters know that they can talk with you about this they have a much greater chance of remaining faithful to God’s word.  It is time that we have a generation of young ladies that are committed to not following the ways of the world.  It is time that our young ladies take a stand against the immorality all around them by remaining faithful to their God and making him the true love of their life, rather than the next cute guy that comes along.  Be their example, make him the true love of your life also!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2007 1:03 pm

    Dana God Bless you for your passion and burden to teach young women purity and holiness. Our society promotes such a lifestyle of liberty and freedom in sexuality and because of this we are losing many young men and women before they ever have a chance to find out who they really are in God’s Kingdom. Keep up the good work for the Lord.

    God Bless,
    Daniel

  2. January 15, 2008 3:11 pm

    Another great article Dana, people I know don’t believe me when I tell them girls are still deciding to stay pure until marriage. Our girls are staying pure and we have people make rude comments. Well to us it’s rude, I know it’s just because they don’t believe in this day and age, that a girl can abstain.

  3. January 15, 2008 3:38 pm

    Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for your comment. I know that it is possible. God asks us to do nothing that we are not able to do. Our society is so depraved though that the thought of a young lady remaining pure utnil marriage is such an outrageous thought. How sad.

    I have been to your site & really love what you are doing at Growing in Grace!
    Blessings!!

  4. February 8, 2008 9:38 am

    Thanks Dana! How amazing that people in the world today scoff at a girl remaining pure, yet don’t flinch at abortion.

    Your articles are GREAT! Have you ever contributed at Faith Lifts?

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