Inside: We want to fit in and we want the boys to like us when we’re tweens and teens. Let’s learn the real reasons why God wants us to not have sex before marriage. He’s not punishing us, but rather waiting to bless us.
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Parents: I’ve put together this post to help get the conversation going with your tweens and teens as part of the Raising Godly Girls series. Have your tween/teen read this and then talk about it together.
Imagine your wedding day… I’m sure you have a few times. Will it be in a church, outside, or maybe on the beach? What type of dress will you wear?
We all have thought about it or maybe even pretend played our wedding day.
It’s an important goal for many of us, and somehow on a deeper level, we’re always on the search for our prince.
Even in school, we might not want to admit it, but deep down in our hearts, we want the boy to choose us. Maybe we get frustrated by the pretty girl (you know who she is). She’s the one the boys always flock to, and she makes us feel bad about ourselves.
We think maybe if we do something, the boys will notice us.
How Do We Try to Get the Boys to Notice Us?
Did you know that you’re right in the prime years when boys start to notice girls? The years when we start to do things that we normally might not do, all because we want the attention of boys?
- Pad our bras
- Wear tight shirts
- Put on short shorts
- Even start to wear makeup
We might tell our parents that our friends are doing it too, but the bottom line is we want to be noticed.
Sometimes, I might even say things I wouldn’t normally say just to get the attention of others (mainly the boys).
To read the rest of this post, continue on to Like Minded Musings’ Godly Girls Series
The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You LoveWaiting and Dating: A Sensible Guide to a Fulfilling Love RelationshipWaiting While Dating: Christian Couples Who Kept God First From Courtship to MarriageLady in Waiting: Becoming God’s Best While Waiting for Mr. Right, Expanded EditionTalking with Your Daughter About Understanding Boys (8 Great Dates for Dads and Daughters)40 Days of Purity for Girls (True Love Project)The Bare Naked Truth: Dating, Waiting, and God’s Purity PlanSwipe Right: The Life-and-Death Power of Sex and RomanceBeyond the Swipe: Honoring God, Respecting Yourself, and Finding the Right Match