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Of Highest Regard

Bracelet pure messgaeHi!! So in the next 4 days of the Scripture Writing Plan, we’re taking a little trip to the Old Testament.  I included these scriptures because I wanted us to take a look at just how seriously sexual sin was taken during this time.  Virginity was held in very high regard and was what defined a woman, and determined her eligibility for marriage. All parties were held accountable, the young woman, her parents, the man and even the elders of the city. Virginity was a big deal and being found not having her “virginity” intact was a disgrace to the woman and her family.

During this period of time, the bedding that was used during the wedding night, was kept by her parents as proof of her fidelity.  The blood showed proof that her husband was her first sexual partner because of her hymen that was broken during their first sexual experience.  Once this was examined and proved by the elders of the city, the husband was fined because he accused her of not being a virgin or not satisfying him anymore, therefore giving her a bad name.

God gave the responsibility of protection to the men, her father and her husband.  Before marriage, it is the duty of the parents to protect the purity of their family, especially the man. How terribly different our world is today!! There’s no regard for purity, virginity at all! None! Our men are taken out by various sins, hurts and ignorance, never truly knowing the great call that has been placed on their lives as priests and protectors.

I won’t go into too much detail because I want Holy Spirit to reveal much to you and I pray that we as daughters of the King come to understand just how strongly God feels about us, about our purity, bodies, how precious virginity is.  For some of us, not knowing this has caused us to learn a lot of things the hard way but praise God it’s never too late to start treasuring our bodies and thank Him for redemption and restoration!! It is now our responsibility walk worthy and accordingly and teach our sisters and daughters the TRUTH of who they are and were created to be! I look forward to hearing what revelation you get on this journey!!

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon


Be Mine Conference 2015

Be Mine is a one-day Christian conference open to all 6th – 12th grade girls focusing on their identity, self-confidence, and beauty. The goal is to have every girl experience an amazing day by helping them understand their worth, value, and give them affirmation of who they are. Our hope is to teach them lifelong lessons that will only guide them to make good choices for their future. The conference will be held on Saturday January 31,2015 at The Bridge Church in Lawrenceville, GA.

Yours truly will be speaking on purity of course! So, if you or someone you know would benefit from this conference or if you’d like to volunteer or sponsor a young lady who may not be able to pay to attend the conference, please follow the link below for more information!

Be Mine Conference 2015

be mine conference

Hope to see you there!

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon


Nothing New Under the Sun!

So, I just watched this episode of The Golden Girls and I am ticked!! Ok, so this episode was about Rose and she’s been dating this guy for a month and “no action”.  :-/ Nothing, he’s made no attempts at sex and it was kinda bothering her.  So, they go away for a weekend and Rose is hoping things will change in their relationship but while they’re away on their romantic weekend, he tells her that he’s impotent. Say what??!!   She tells him that she’s ok with it and they move along in their relationship.  Well, all this changes when they go out to dinner and Rose says that she thinks that people put too much emphasis on sex in a relationship and then they both proceed to list all the cons of sex and instead of deterring the issue, she and her boyfriend get all hot and bothered and low and behold, they finally have sex!!

Well, Rose is over the moon and she talks about how much she likes or might even love him (really?) and they go on a picnic, only for him to dump her in the end.  He thanks her for her patience and for “helping him with his problem” and that he was gonna go back to his ex-wife and see if they can work things out because his problem was fixed!!!! Rose said she understood!! WTH???!!! Ok, I know it’s only a TV show but it’s from almost 20yrs ago! Nothing’s changed! Women fall for this same trap everyday! You give up your body and then on to the next as if nothing happened! This guy just totally dismissed Rose! No consideration for her feelings at all!

See how desensitized we’ve become? Of course when I watched this when I was little I didn’t know what was going on, but now that I do, I think of all the people who’ve watched this show over the years and have laughed at the constant sexual innuendos, laughed at Blanche’s insatiable desire for men and sex and this show just made it all seem like a normal, healthy, funny part of life! All the while, the enemy is rejoicing at how many women are led astray, how many are deceived into thinking that sleeping around, giving your body away is the thing to do!

Ladies, keep your legs closed and your eyes and ears open! LET GOD DO THE MATCHMAKING!!! Even though this was a TV show, this stuff’s going on today and the ages are much younger.  You can’t make someone love you by having sex with them!  You don’t have to see if you’re a perfect match sexually, that’s God’s job as well!  He created you and He knows what your “needs and desires” are! Hint, hint!!  Love and marriage first.  It’s not the old-fashioned way, it’s God’s way and it’s His way for a reason!

Value yourself!!! You are a DAUGHTER OF THE KING, THE MOST HIGH GOD!!!! You’re worth dying for, not just a one night fling with some guy who doesn’t give a damn about you!!! Yep, I said it!!! YOU ARE WORTH MORE!!!!

Ok, I’m done now! 🙂

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon


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