My relationship with my mom isn’t bad, but I don’t feel like I know her. How can I get to know her better?

My relationship with my mom isn’t bad, but I don’t feel like I know her.  How can I get to know her better? This is such a hope-filled question.  Truly, it is a blessing to experience a peace-filled relationship with mom.  However, it can hurt right down to the core to feel like you don’t know her either.  For some reason, when someone holds themselves back from us, it always feels like that must be because there is something wrong with “me” instead of “them.”  Usually, however, it is just the opposite.  When a mom or friend guards her heart…

How far physically are we allowed to go?

How far physically are we allowed to go?   I remember this was the first thing I wanted to know after becoming saved. I wanted my next relationship to be right in God’s eyes. I began by using the concordance in my new Bible to find some answers, but none seemed to give me a clear direction. I could find verses about sex, but what about kissing? Holding hands? And all the other things we know about that include keeping clothes on and taking them off, without actually having sex? Much time has passed since I first searched my Bible,…

If we are in a relationship with a guy, how much time should we spend with him? What is considered to be a bad boyfriend?

These are really wise questions to be considered, so kudos to the gal who wants to know! However, let me offer a disclaimer in that I don’t believe it is a good idea to have a boyfriend or spend lots of time with a guy while still in high school. My thoughts on this subject stem from issues of intimacy and a desire to remain pure emotionally and physically until marriage. Yet, that being said, for the benefit of those who already have a boyfriend, or who want guy friendships, it is good to know what to look for and…

How should we act at parties? Like dancing and stuff?

I have to admit, I like a good party as much as the next girl. I love to dance and laugh and have a good time. Don’t forget, Jesus was at a wedding in Cana (see John 2:1-11). Back then, the celebrations lasted days! I bet it was a blast! Lots of dancing, laughing, and fun. But I suspect you are not question whether we should dance, but rather how should we dance.   Here are a couple of Scriptures that can help us settle this matter: Romans 13:13-14 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and…

I know that God and prayer shouldn’t just be something we throw into our schedule for a few minutes, but at school this doesn’t really seem to be working out because of all we have to do. How do we make it work?

I know that God and prayer shouldn’t just be something we throw into our schedule for a few minutes, but at school this doesn’t really seem to be working out because of all we have to do.  How do we make it work? Finding the time to devote to our relationship with the Lord, and specifically prayer, is always difficult.  It is so easy to think that at another time in life, it will be easier, but to be honest, it is not. At your age, the challenges are school and friends.  In a few years, it might be internships…

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