How to be “Just Friends” With Guys

"Your intentionality will help set up you and your guy friends for friendship success." (Love Defined page 146). We're finally here, girls. Because the topic of guy friends is a big one for many young women, we're going to focus only on chapter 10 today. This chapter would have to be one of my top … Continue reading How to be “Just Friends” With Guys

5 Christian Books to Get on Your Shelf This Year

Life is full of choices. Should you go right or left? Talk to him or her? Read this book or that book? We end up settling for, what seems to be, the better option. Half the year has gone by and it won't be long before school starts back up again. Why not dive into … Continue reading 5 Christian Books to Get on Your Shelf This Year

Trusting God and Thriving as a Single Girl

"Trusting God is one of the simplest but most difficult concepts to live out. " (Love Defined page 120) Let's face it. We're all growing up. Some are starting college. Others are getting new jobs. Many of our childhood friends are even entering romantic relationships. Where does that leave us single girls? How can we … Continue reading Trusting God and Thriving as a Single Girl

It’s Time to End the Merry-go-Round Method of Romance

Hi girls! I'm posting our first discussion article early due to the fact that I will be out of town this week.  "Until we, as modern women, intentionally choose a Christ-centered approach, we will continue spinning in never-ending, nauseating circles." (Love Defined page 47) How many times have you noticed yourself falling into the same cycle … Continue reading It’s Time to End the Merry-go-Round Method of Romance

Should Christian Girls Listen to Secular Music?

"...talking to the moon, trying to get to you..." "...I'm gonna stand by you, even if we can't find heaven..." "...I'm in love with the shape of you..." These popular songs are top hits on secular radio stations. They're catchy and easy to learn. And, of course, everyone's singing them. Many people...let me re-phrase that. … Continue reading Should Christian Girls Listen to Secular Music?

When Your Mouth Gets You Into Trouble

This morning, as I was driving through town, something on the radio caught my attention. "...I'm supposed to be a Christian. Well, I am, but there are just some people who make me have to bite my tongue..." Isn't that the truth? Usually, I can keep my cool, but there are some times when I … Continue reading When Your Mouth Gets You Into Trouble

Summer Book Club Details

Summer is nearly here, which means that Embrace Purity's summer book club is on it's way! We will be reading specific chapters from the book, Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships by Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird, founders of GirlDefined Ministries. I'm so excited to be leading this study and I hope … Continue reading Summer Book Club Details

5 Tips to Making the New Girl Feel Welcome

It's a typical Sabbath morning and you're off to church. As your family pulls into the parking lot, you see a girl, about your age, that you don't recognize. After casually walking through the large glass doors, your friends swamp you and immediately engage in conversation. Out of the corner of your eye, you notice … Continue reading 5 Tips to Making the New Girl Feel Welcome