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The Hook-up Culture

February 17, 2015 by  
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Western culture has stopped protecting its girls. So the question for those of us involved in ministry to young women and their parents: How can we help our young women live holy lives in a “hook-up” culture?

BY DR. ROBERT E. FOWLER

DR. ROBERT E. FOWLER

PARENTS: TALK TO YOUR STUDENTS

Sex and relationships are uncomfortable and difficult topics, but as parents, you cannot delegate to the wider culture your role as a child’s primary teacher. We weren’t trying to be legalistic by setting a dress code; we were just trying to help encourage modesty. The mom was modeling immodesty before her daughter instead of encouraging modesty that is appropriate for those who profess God (1 Timothy 2:9-10).

BE CAREFUL LITTLE EYES, WHAT YOU SEE

What we see impacts what we think about and how we think about things. I believe one of the reasons we have become such a sex-saturated culture is that we have become numb over time to the images we see in movies, TV and other media. A young woman in high school, whom I worked with a few years ago, told me that it was hard not to have sex with her boyfriend. Why? He kept telling her that “everyone was doing it,” and all the shows that she watched showed teenagers having sex. She just felt so much pressure and alone in her stand. We can’t and shouldn’t shut our students away from the world, but we must help them set standards in what they put before their eyes.

SET APPROPRIATE STANDARDS FOR RELATIONSHIPS

Living holy lives in a hook-up culture is difficult, but not impossible!

Help your daughters and the young women you work with see that God has a beautiful plan for sexuality and a setting for it to be expressed — within the boundaries of marriage.

For additional infortmation, visit Victory Missionary Baptist Church at 500 W. Monroe Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89106, or call (702) 648-2286.

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