But humans are sinful and incapable of satisfying our restlessness for meaning, purpose, and acceptance. SEE ALSO: Parents: It’s Time to Wake Up about Pornography, Sexting, and Your Children. ” You can give your body and mind completely to another person – and walk away like it never happened.
This is a subtle lie woven throughout many of culture’s narratives (think movies, shows, books).
When you married, if you're like most couples, you made a vow pledging your faithfulness.But now you've discovered your spouse didn't take that vow seriously. You don't love me," you only incite negative reactions. I feel like you don't love me" simply reveal your emotions.That we were created for the glorious purpose of loving others?It likely sounds good because it’s got some truth in it.Despite culture’s cry, sex has long-term consequences, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. There’s a lady at my church who has been half-jokingly asking me for years if I have a boyfriend. I’m convinced that teen serial dating is not the path to true romance. Yet this is exactly the model Scripture gives us – parents training their teens to grow up and pursue healthy romantic relationships.
To find “The One,” society expects teenagers to date and date and date until they find them. SEE ALSO: Sex and the Christian College Student Singleness is sad, culture says. It’s so uncool for young people to have their parents hold them accountable, talk to them about love and sex, or put restrictions and guidelines into place. Culture would want you to be ashamed of your parents’ involvement in your love life. Culture considers the Bible’s norms and instructions regarding love, sex, and marriage to be repressive and tyrannical.
Hopefully at least one home can be emotionally safe for him. “I just wish my husband wouldn’t take Josh’s petulance so personally,” Susan shared.
“Josh is just as much a pain to me as he is to Jeff.” While it’s true that some teens can target negativity toward the stepparent, more often than not, Susan’s perspective is right.
This can be experienced as rejection by the stepchild who doesn’t understand why the withdrawal is taking place.
What stepparents need to understand is that only a third of stepchildren ever grow into using the mom or dad label for their stepparent, and that many years together doesn’t increase the percentage.
Read the whole Bible, and you’ll find principles and practices and failures and instructions on godly love and relationships.