Friday, August 15, 2008

Our responsibility to stay pure...



Most girls look forward to getting married someday. We thirst for male attention and the slightest notible action makes us blush. I've struggled with flirting, one of my worst downfalls. Sound familiar?

Recently, my mom bought two Josh Harris books: I Kissed Dating Goodbye and Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship. Flipping through I Kissed Dating Goodbye the other day, I came across two sections: A Guy's Responsibility and A Girl's Responsibility. Yay. Reading through, I was amazed. Guess what the guy's responsibility was? To defend the honor and righteousness of their sisters. WOW!!! I had never heard of that. I mean, really, who would think of that?

Most of you are girls so you are probably waiting for the girl's responsibility, right? This is it: to keep our brothers from being led astray by our charms. Joshua Harris tells us to be aware of "how easily your actions and glances can stir up lust in a guy's mind." Now that was really helpful to me! Like most of you young ladies, I have a particular young man in mind who meets up to my standards. Man, I fight all that junk that keeps bugging me when I see him. "Stand closer to him," "Tease him a little; it won't hurt," "Make sure you hug him before he leaves." Ring a bell? So, to hear this bit of advice coming from a guy is SO awesome. Now, when I feel tempted to be a little bit too friendly, I can say to myself, "Both of us are trying to follow Christ and keep ourselves pure. Will me being too friendly help him?"

I want to close with the last paragraph of this section:

"'And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds'
(Hebrews 10:24). It's time to start seeing other people's purity as our
responsibility."
Lyd

16 comments:

Anna said...

You got your flirt gene from your mother (that would be me) and I am glad you are working to master it :^) You will save yourself a lot of heartache & frustration in life if you do.

Keep pressing on!

LOVE YOU. MOM (you can flirt w/me any time..haha)

Anna said...

You can delete my comments any time if you don't particularly want them on your site. You never KNOW what I might say :^).. it's just crazy...crazy.

LOL, LOVE YOU. MOM

Lydia said...
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hilary said...

Hey Lydia! It's Hilary. Haven't heard from you in forever. In answer to your ?, no i don't have a blog....I'll probably get one but i have to decide on the site i guess :P

Lydia said...

HILARY!!! Thanks for stopping by! You might not find any Calvinist posts on here, so enjoy... =D Stop by often... plzz..

love lyd

Anna said...

Lydia!
Of COURSE you will post calvinistic posts on this site (sorry Hillary). Whose daughter are you anyway? Please don't make me think you are on drugs now! LOL
LOVE YOU. You are one of the three best daughters any Mom could ever have and I am soooooo glad you are mine! MOM
PS It's ok Hillary.. we love and respect those who are not Calvinistic too. We are "jolly Calvinists" as they say. Lydia enjoys your debates & it's good for us!

Kari said...

Lydia,

I love that book. I'm actually reading through it right now and blogging about it so that (a) people will be able to hear what I have to say, and (b) so I can dwell more on what the book says. There's some pretty radical ideas in there. It's awesome!

http://www.whencootiesdisappear.blogspot.com is my blog for this book.

Kari

Lydia said...

hey kari.

yeah, i checked it out. it's really great!

cya tomorrow!

lyd

Bethany said...

Hey Lydia! This is your friend Bethany. My "code" name is I LOVE JESUS (but, it isn't going to be such a code since everyone will know it. :) Anyway, I love your blog so keep posting!!!

Lydia said...

which bethie? bethany D.O.T.S??? I miss you cwazily... =D

Bethany said...

hey lydia,
yeah this is the bethy from NY. i miss you lots too!!!!!!! oh, i just realized that i can't use my "code" name because i have a goole e-mail too so i use that which means my real name comes up. oh well. :) haha e-mail me soon!
~Bethy DOTS

Lydia said...

my email is all messed up right now... I can't really email anybody... sry.

I'll catch ya later!

lyd

Bethany said...

If I called you tonight would that be OK?

Lydia said...

yup.. knock yourself out... =D not literally. what time?

Bethany said...

um.. is like 6:00 OK? If not you can just call me.

Bethany said...

i will be calling you from my cell phone and i don't think you have that number so, if i call you at 6:00 and that isn't a good time i will just call you later. :)