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Modesty Myth #4: Modesty is about clothes.

WEARGirls, we can’t wear anything we want. God’s words says that if we love him, we will obey him and he wants us to wear certain things and not others. And HE...not the guy...is the ultimate reason we live modestly. I realize that all too many books on modesty & purity risk suggesting that if you’re just a good Christian girl who wears her chastity belt and a silver ring on her left index finger, your prince charming will come. Without even realizing it, you might make a deal with God: I’ll give my heart to You, and You send a husband my was. But RESPECT FOR GOD, not a guy is the goal. The point of modesty and purity is not to showcase yourself for a godly guy, but to showcase GOD to the world!

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Modesty Myth #3: Guys are off the hook.

LUSTThe feminine modesty texts are about sexual allurement and direct a woman to demonstrate self-control and respect in the way she presents herself. But does this mean men are off the hook? And am I saying that if women dress modestly, men will not lust. Girls, it's great if you read this, but today I want to talk to guys. And moms of guys. And girlfriends of guys. And sisters of guys. And any woman that can influence one. If any guys happen to be reading this I should probably start with this: don’t dress like the Abercrombie guy and for the love of all things decent pull your pants up over your boxers! (Imagine deafening eruptions of cheers from the women reading this!) But that's not what I really want or need to communicate today. Because it’s not what God’s word instructs me to say. Here's what I really have to say, guys: your lust is your responsibility. Period.

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Apply For A True Girl Internship With Dannah Gresh!

Here’s the thing. We don’t have "interns" at Pure Freedom. Event speakers, content writers, social media specialists, web designers, road managers, and administrative professionals, yes…but no interns. Interns follow orders and get coffee. We think there are more important and creative things to be done! So although we may send you on the occasional Starbucks

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Myth #2: Modesty is a form of misogyny.

RESPECT2Is Christian culture sometimes formed more by secular lines of thinking than by biblical truth. Third wave feminism has posited the thought that teaching purity and modesty is a form of misogyny BECAUSE it is largely directed at women. They have even gone on the record that teaching modesty promotes rape culture. Does teaching modesty promote “rape culture”? A better question to begin with is this: does “rape culture” even exist? Last year, a TIME Magazine article declared that it was “Time To End Rape Culture Hysteria.” Writer Caroline Kitchens championed the report of the nations leading anti-sexual violence organization, RAINN, which rebuked the overemphasis on the concept of “rape culture” as a means of preventing rape, citing that 90% of rapes on college campuses are committed by 3% of the male population. RAINN argues that rape is the product of individuals who have decided to disregard the overwhelming cultural messages that rape is wrong. The fact is rape crime is on the decline. The National Crime Victimization Survey indicates that rape occurrence in the 1980’s was 2.4 per 1000 people. Now it is .4 per 1000. Even RAINN reports that sexual assault has fallen by more than 50% in recent years. That makes it no less vile, but it does mean we aren’t living in a rape culture. The “modesty promotes rape culture” idea is a feminist dogma. It is scripture that should be informing the Christian conversation on sexuality, modesty, purity, and sex crimes; not the leading voices of third wave feminism.

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Modesty Myth #1: The modesty movement forbids the expression of feminine beauty

RESPECTRespect is at the heart of God's intention for sexual expression. Lean in while I unveil to you one of the best-kept secrets in the Bible: a single word. The Hebrew word for sex. The Old Testament uses the word yada for sex. It means "to know, to be known, to be deeply respected." God's very definition of sex transcends the physical act and emphasizes emotional knowing and an exchange of respect. Respect of others, and even of ourselves, requires self-control. This is one, though not the only reason, that our sexual lives must be characterized by self-control. Morality aside, sex thrives in an atmosphere of control and respect. A study referenced in Sex in America found those having both the hottest and most frequent sex were not college co-eds with a variety of sexual partners but middle-aged people who embraced mutual lifetime monogamy out of respect for themselves and their partners. Another study concluded having more partners in their lifetime actually predicted less sexual satisfaction for men. Sexual self-control makes sense for both moral and practical reasons. You wanna have a great sex life? It’s got to begin with self-control.

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Love Feast Day #2: Get Lost In His Pursuit

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Welcome to day two of the Get Lost Online Love Feast designed to help you feast on the love of God for ten days in an effort to overcome the angst of craving a guy!

Each day I'll post worship music to focus your heart, a key Bible verse, and a prayer to pray just prior to a short devotional that'll bring your heart to the banqueting table of God for a fulfilling and relevant teaching on what your heart truly craves! (Each of these is an excerpt from a love feast chapter in Get Lost: A Girl's Guide To True Love where you can have the full experience.)

Today we're going to get lost in His Pursuit. Do you know that He's chasing you down like an enthralled and captivated lover? He is and I'm praying you find out just how true that is today as we feast on His love.

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Love Feast Day #3: Get Lost In His Words

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Welcome to the Get Lost Online Love Feast designed to help you feast on the love of God for ten days in an effort to overcome the angst of craving a guy!

Each day I'll post worship music to focus your heart, a key Bible verse, and a prayer to pray just prior to a short devotional that'll bring your heart to the banqueting table of God for a fulfilling and relevant teaching on what your heart truly craves! (Each of these is an excerpt from a love feast chapter in Get Lost: A Girl's Guide To True Love where you can have the full experience. )

Do you wish there were a different experience with love in your past? Is your heart broken by sexual pain? Today I'll show you how to cooperate with the Spirit of God to turn our negative past into a positive strength.

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Love Feast Day #5: Get Lost In His Strength

happybirthday!Welcome to the Get Lost Online Love Feast designed to help you feast on the love of God for ten days in an effort to overcome the angst of craving a guy!

Each day I'll post worship music to focus your heart, a key Bible verse, and a prayer to pray just prior to a short devotional that'll bring your heart to the banqueting table of God for a fulfilling and relevant teaching on what your heart truly craves! (Each of these is an excerpt from a love feast chapter in Get Lost: A Girl's Guide To True Love where you can have the full experience. )

Every feel like just quitting? Like the work before you is too  hard? Guess what? It is. BUT GOD has given you His Spirit and His Strength. Let's learn how to tap into it today.

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Love Feast Day #6: Get Lost In His Friendship

happybirthday!Welcome to the Get Lost Online Love Feast designed to help you feast on the love of God for ten days in an effort to overcome the angst of craving a guy!

Each day I'll post worship music to focus your heart, a key Bible verse, and a prayer to pray just prior to a short devotional that'll bring your heart to the banqueting table of God for a fulfilling and relevant teaching on what your heart truly craves! (Each of these is an excerpt from a love feast chapter in Get Lost: A Girl's Guide To True Love where you can have the full experience. )

What would your friendships look like if you treated them the way you treat God? "Can you do this for me today? And this? And then, this?" It's time to change the way we do friendship with God.

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