How can young girls protect themselves from sexual advances
By: The John Ankerberg Show
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|How can a man or woman live pure in the real world of temptation? What is God’s standard for Christians? From television programs to the Internet, books to movies, commercials to billboards, men are constantly assaulted and with sensual images. They are impossible to avoid, but possible to rise above.
Copyright: 2007, Number of Programs: 4, Cat. No. CFM
Keywords: God’s standards of purity, Character
- Ankerberg: Steve, you wrote the intro for her book; and man, you came on strong. You started by talking about how the guys were and how they looked at girls when you were dating, and then you brought it into where we are at today. Just kind of go through that, and then I want Shannon to comment.
- Arterburn: When I was dating we saw girls as a goal, as an object, as something to be acquired, attained and conquered. Today you still have that kind of scenario going on; but you also have a lot of girls who have reversed the role and they are going after the guys. I have a 16 year old daughter, and the stories that I hear from her about the promiscuity of girls versus guys, it just kind of boggles my mind. It is not the challenge that it used to be. Women, young women, have to decide that they are going to have this thing that I certainly lacked when I was growing up, and that is character. What is character of a young women? And that is one of the things that Shannon has laid out so well in this book. It is not going away from something, but it’s actually building something within you that will help you enjoy the rest of your life. My daughter is committed to virginity when she is married, and she is 16 and I am thrilled about that. But I see this as more than just achieving some level of virginity at marriage. It is about trying to find God’s standard. And there is nothing that you will see in the public schools or nothing that you’ll see in the media today that comes close to God’s standard of purity. You have got girls dressing like sluts. You have got girls out there doing things that only guys were doing years ago. And we have really seen society hit about as far down as they can go. But in the midst of that, the good news is there is a counter sexual revolution going on of girls saying, I want to be pure. And a New York Times article just recently came out showing that actually the drop in teen pregnancy is more a result of young guys who have decided to stay sexually pure or remain virgins than women. But you have got this counter sexual revolution emerging from all of this saying, we have lived like Shannon, or we have lived like Steve or Fred, and we are not going to do that any more. We are going to take this and we are going to live a life of purity and integrity and character.