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Why Christian Girls Should Take The Bible Seriously

By: Bethany Beal

There’s a message that has been on my heart for awhile. Actually it’s more like a passion. This passion is the very reason Kristen and I launched this blog. It’s the reason we publish three posts a week and update our social media sites daily.

This passion is what keeps the fire burning.

When I look around and see the direction that most young women (even Christian women) are headed, I see the need. I see the need for a better answer. I see the need for young women to make better choices. I see the need for a better outcome.

I’m saddened by the skyrocketing numbers of women experiencing unnecessary insecurity, depression, heartache, pain and confusion. I see young women going to church and putting knowledge in their head, but not translating it into action. I see Christian girls professing to believe in the Bible, but doing very little to implement its teachings.

And that is where my passion for truth kicks in.

I want young women (like you) to know that God’s ways are soooooo much better than our culture’s. I want you to know that if you apply His truths to your life, you will reap a much more satisfying outcome. You don’t have to experience all of the struggles stated above. God has answers in the Bible that truly have the power to change your life for the better.

Unfortunately, a lot of modern Christians disagree with that mindset. Kristen and I have received several e-mails and comments from guys and girls warning us of how dangerous our ministry is to young women.

They say our message is hurting young women and making things even harder on them. They say when we promote purity, we are only shaming young women and making them feel worse for the bad decisions they’ve made. They say that young women would be way better off if we would stop challenging and just love.

Young women are struggling more than ever before and I believe it’s because of that mindset.

Yes we need love, but we also need practical help and guidance. Yes, we need grace, but we also need life changing truth. Life is hard and confusing. Without down-to-earth help on how to apply Scriptures to our everyday decisions, we as young women will be lost.

I want each of you reading this blog post to know that Kristen and I care about you so much. We want so much more for you than what the culture is offering. We want the outcome of your life to be satisfying and impactful. We want you to rise above the shallow lifestyle our culture encourages you to pursue.

That is the reason we take the Bible seriously. That is why we talk about purity, modesty, music, movies, guys, relationships and many other practical topics.

We know that if you can conform those areas of your life to God’s Word, you will rise above the struggles that most young women are dealing with today.

I recently heard a quote by Max Lucado that really hit home with me. He said,

“God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus.”

Yes, God does love you so much. Yes, He does offer unending grace and forgiveness. Yes, He cares about you so much that He sent His son, Jesus, to die for you. He desires to spend eternity with you. And He wants you to be just like His son.

God desires that each one of us continually conform our lives to the image of Christ.

If you, as a Christian girl, want better results in life, you need to take God’s Word seriously. You need to apply His truths to your life. Don’t do it out of dread, but out of a love for Jesus and a desire to glorify Him.

With Resurrection Sunday just around the corner, now is the perfect time to refocus on what Jesus did for you. If you’ve never accepted Him as your Savior, now would be a great time to do that. We would love to answer any questions you may have. You can e-mail us here.

For those of you who have already accepted Jesus as your Savior, I want you to think about this verse.

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY” (1 Peter 1:14-16 Emphasis added).

Let’s not be ignorant young women who stay in our lost ways.

Let’s look at our Savior and (by His strength) become like Him. Let’s take every aspect of our lives seriously and strive to conform more and more to His image.

Let’s talk about it…

  • Do you take God’s Word seriously? If so, how?
  • In what ways do you practically apply Philippians 4:8 to your daily choices?
  • What specific areas of your life do you need to work on?

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16 Responses to Why Christian Girls Should Take The Bible Seriously

  1. Heidi says:

    Thank you so much for this post! It really made me think! God bless y’all!! <3

  2. Elizabeth Williams says:

    Y’all do such a great job on this blog! I follow many blogs and I love them all for different reasons, but with your blog, I like it so much because of the way you interact with your readers. That’s something you don’t see a lot. It means a lot to me that you feel the importance of investing into young girls like me that you will take the time to respond to e-mails, comments, etc. I’m sure many others feel the same way!

    • GirlDefined says:

      @disqus_5YpbXzg7FS:disqus We love getting to interact you girls in the comments section. It makes the blogs so much more personal 🙂 Thanks for being such a faithful reader!

  3. Allie says:

    I LOVE your blog and the messages you are sending and sharing! Please don’t let the devil’s tricks stop you from this beautiful ministry that God is creating through you. Keep up the good work! I know I speak on behalf of so many girls when I say THANK you from the bottom of my heart! Hugs!

  4. Jesusfreak17 says:

    Amen. Since I started reading this blog and Lies Young Women Believe’s, my life has literally transformed. I think I would still be a dedicated Christian without it but your practical advice has helped me avoid lots of heartache and was one of the tools God used to set me free from one of my worst sins. There’s still so much room for growth of course, but it’s awesome because I’m motivated to be more and more obedient to God and like Christ. Don’t ever stop writing!

    • Elizabeth Williams says:

      How awesome! It has definitely helped me to have a strong foundation for my faith as well. So thankful for them and also for all the different girls who comment on here 🙂

  5. A says:

    This is definitely a post to ponder. Thank you for the Max Lucado quote:

    “God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus.”

    If people would understand this truth, it would do wonders in our society! Why does everyone think that unconditional love leaves no room for change? I have to admit, I struggle with the thin line between learning to accept less-than-stellar aspects of yourself, and simply settling down in defeat. My mama likes to say (about anything), “There’s always room for improvement.” And when it comes to us, I’d have to agree. No one is going to be perfect until Jesus comes back, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive to be like Jesus.

  6. Azi says:

    I wonder if a lot of our unwillingness to change is the lack of understanding that change is possible. We think of the sin of “sloth” as being lazy, but the more I’ve thought about it, “sloth” goes beyond that–it extends to hopelessness, that the world or ourselves can’t change and therefore doing nothing is better.

    And also, what IS satisfaction, really? Is it just being happy? Or does it mean a mindset where you don’t have to keep needing more? Some things to think about.

    • Janelle says:

      I think satisfaction is when you know you don’t need anything more than just God and his Word. To not buy into society’s empty lies because those are nothing close to satisfying for sure! Saying that doesn’t really go “WOW YES” if you haven’t experienced that, i think it’s a learning process?? That’s a good question though!!

  7. Aimee Anderson says:

    A few years ago I went through a depression, and it lasted a couple years. Having grown up a Christian girl who loved Jesus and worshiping him, it came as a total shock to me to find myself tangled up with emotions I couldn’t help and couldn’t fix. I decided to leave the deliverance up to God rather than medicine, and in so, found how the practical advice from scripture benefits us in maintaining our spiritual, mental and emotional health. It was through worship and daily scripture meditation that I found peace and joy. By “thinking on these things,” “setting my mind on things above,” by “rejoic[ing] always, pray[ing] continually, giv[ing] thanks in all circumstances…” I found the heaviness lifting. I found the depression lightening and realized how God wanted to lead me to good things; health and happiness if I’d just take the initiative of seeking Him out. Every story is different but this is mine, and scripture has worked enormous miracles in my life. It didn’t happen over night, and the depression was severe. There were days I wanted to reconsider the medication. I had to walk it out and choose to follow God every day for what seemed like forever. But it was worth the wait because the lessons I learned in the process are priceless.

  8. Omle Uche says:

    I love your blog. I think I’ve read almost all the articles since yesterday…I thank God for using you greatly this way. And this piece is my best so far, it has given me so much understanding. Please can I also share this piece on my blog as well? I’ll be so grateful. Thank you

  9. Beth Ann Vallender says:

    Keep standing strong. You are an integral part of GOD’s plan. ~Annie (Ruby Gals)

  10. Majlin says:

    I love your blog, you speak on very valuable and important topics. You’re a great blessing to me, thank you for that:) I have a question – could I share your blog in Poland (that’s where I come from)? I mean, translate your posts into Polish? I think Polish girls and women who do not know English would benefit from it so much! Please, answer me on: [email protected]

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