Inside: The reality is, our kids will feel the effects of being Christians in a sinful world. What is the best way to help our child deal with faith rejection?
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The relationship had lasted nine months, and in the sand, a purity line was etched. All parties had agreed until a summer affair had crossed the line. My daughter had left for a mission trip, and her relationship seemed sound and sturdy, but when they returned, new expectations came into place.
When she declared her toes would not step over the lines of purity, the boy quickly fled to find another girl who would ruffle the sheets of the bed.
As the days and weeks went on, my daughter became labeled as the “good Christian girl” who wouldn’t sleep with a boy.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
We know words and labels do cut, and hearts do break.
Rejection causes pain which can last longer than any physical pain will.
Standing Out for Christ
My husband was the only Christian boy on his public school bus route. On two different occasions, he was beaten up by an older kid on the bus.
The reason: he was Christian.
Nowadays, with the attention brought to bullying, we are led to believe stuff like this doesn’t happen. While we hope it doesn’t, we know from my example of my daughter, it still does.The reality is, our kids will feel the effects of being Christians in a sinful world. #rejection #livingoutfaithClick To Tweet
So how do we encourage, inspire and protect them as they grow in faith?
What does God say about standing out?
In His word, God tells us that we are to stand out. We shouldn’t fit in with culture, it’s what makes us Christian and set apart.
We weren’t meant to fit in; we were made to fulfill God’s calling. #livingforJesus #Jesus #ChristianClick To Tweet
(Romans 12:2, NLT).
2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
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