Monday, December 16, 2013

Tossing The Purity Ring

The Jonas Brothers grew up in a Christian home. Their father is an ordained Baptist minister. The boys became famous when they were young by singing together. Fame and Christianity never seem to be a good mix, especially for children when they are younger.

Joe Jonas admits to tossing his purity ring and losing his virginity when he was 20 years old.  He admits to having some hook ups since then and now is with a steady girlfriend. It is extremely difficult for single men to keep pure in this society today. It's heartbreaking to see these young adults who have grown up knowing Truth turn away from it and be conformed to the world and it's ways.

Brad Furges wrote a wonderful essay on this very topic.  He writes ~

As singles we face an onslaught of pressure and challenges daily. We are in a real battle to stay pure in a very impure world. The Internet, TV, the entertainment and music industries, pornographers, the news media, our educational system…the list goes on…are keeping countless singles saturated in an intoxicating, lust-filled atmosphere.

The world, the flesh and the devil work relentlessly together to ensnare and rob us of the purity of heart the Lord desires for us. But we have HOPE in the midst of such a decadent culture, beyond even what Joseph had, because of what Jesus Christ did on the Cross and because of the power of His grace. His grace is truly amazing.

Yes, it is difficult but with God all things are possible. It is easy to find the world and it's ways attractive but in the end, it all leads to dissatisfaction and ultimately death. Dennis Prager has a male/female every Wednesday. Last week, he once again talked about the male sex drive and how women should try to be understanding towards their husband in this area.

He said men will always love to look at beautiful women and the more flesh a woman shows, the harder it is for men not to lust. However, most men are happiest if they can shop at only one store instead of many. Yes, he admitted it is in a man's nature to want to try out many different shops but they are much happier if they can shop in one.

Even Dennis Prager, who is not a Christian but a Jew, understands the value of monogamy and its impact on men. Yes, the world is enticing but deadly. Teach your sons Truth while they are young.  Don't pursue fame for them. Instead, encourage them to pursue Jesus, purity, and holiness. In the end, they will be much happier. God's ways are always better.

Oh, and teach your daughters to cover up and dress modestly. Encourage them to want to protect their precious Christian brothers instead of entice them.  Then be extremely grateful when your husband only wants to shop in your store!

For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang.  But flee from these things, you man of God; and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.  Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
I Timothy 6:10-12