By Brienne Murk

In our postmodern international, we're so pushed via our feelings that during "living for the moment" we have forgotten to protect our Most worthy treasure—our hearts. kids would possibly not understand it, yet acts that seem innocent—such as e mail and rapid messages—can entangle our feelings and lead the guts to locations it may no longer move. most folks provide their hearts away lengthy sooner than they provide their our bodies away, so it really is central that youngsters study the significance of emotional purity, the way to steer clear of the stairs that too usually bring about a actual downfall, and the way to stay natural lives. Like chatting with an immense sister who is long gone earlier than them, analyzing Eyes extensive Open will supply adolescents the required keys for making judgements approximately purity, love, and romance. She additionally indicates them the best way to collect a thirst for purity as they are aware of it is not only one other rule, yet a direction that results in a size of deep and clean residing the place they could really thrive.

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I can’t think of a better example of this verse than my friend Jake. Jake grew up in a non-Christian home and was abused as a child. Because he never experienced the love he needed, he spent his teenage years looking for love and acceptance in all the wrong places. He got involved with the occult and participated in pagan religious ceremonies. I met Jake when he was in his early 20s and invited him to church. Within a month, he accepted Jesus as his Savior and started growing by leaps and bounds.

We never had sex, never kissed, never even held hands—but as tears streamed down my face, I had to admit how strong an emotional bond we had created. Crossing an Invisible Barrier At first, everything seemed harmless: We were just two good friends having fun. But as the months passed, we got closer than I thought possible. Every day, I rushed through my homework so that I could be at the computer when he got home from school. It felt so good to have a friend I could talk to about anything! We instant-messaged for hours, and when we weren’t IMing, we sent e-mails back and forth—sometimes more than 20 per day.

I’ve met scores of people who have messed up in the area of sexual purity and suffered disastrous consequences. Every single one has told me that their failure came because they started pushing the line, ignoring the twinges of guilt and discomfort until it got easier and easier to rationalize their behavior. Before they knew it, their heart was rubbed raw and bleeding. I know countless girls who thought that having sex with their boyfriends would draw them closer together and cement their relationship, but it only drove a wedge between them—often destroying the friendship they once had.

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