I have had a passion for investing in teen girls lives for about 15 years. Unfortunately, most girls don't ask for/think they need a mentor until they have a sin induced life crisis. Most girls don't come running for help until they have made life altering sin choices that have their life in shambles. The weird thing for me is that I don't always connect with them because I was too afraid of getting in trouble when I was a teenager, so I don't have much "experience" with teenage struggles. I will never give up on these girls, I will always invest in them & offer any advice and guidance that I can.
When I was in high school, I always remember having "testimony envy." I would hear speakers at various events and always think that since I had never made any "huge" mistakes, that Christ's redeeming story in my life wasn't as good. Now, as an adult, who made it through those years virtually unscathed, I have a different perspective. I feel like more stories of people who don't have what would be considered "huge" sin issues in their life.
1)Sin is sin....our world tries to put it on a scale. Certain things worse than others etc...truth is "all have sinned & fall short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23. But certain sins/mistakes rank higher on the "scale" because they are more visible and have greater consequences. Therefore, it's better to avoid as many of those as possible.
2) I want girls to know that it is possible to make it through high school & college & life in general without making those "life altering sin choices" I think too many girls get caught in a trap of thinking that they have lots of years to make mistakes & so many of the influential women in their lives have made "HUGE" mistakes(sin choices) and they have turned out ok.
Anyway, my brain & heart are stirring & dreaming of a ministry geared to empower girls to be confident & make wise choices. Join me in prayer & thinking about how to mentor and reach these girls who have yet to make those "life alter sin choices" and to help them avoid the years of guilt that follow from moments of pleasure in high school or college.