A few months ago, Kristen and I began praying about a theme for our upcoming summer conference. We talked, prayed, talked some more and still came up empty handed.
We wanted to host a conference that would meet the greatest needs of the girls who would attend…we just weren’t sure what that was.
The two of us agreed that we didn’t want to settle on a topic just because it seemed interesting or exciting. We wanted a topic that would genuinely help and challenge the girls attending.
After hours of thinking, we decided to give the brainstorming a break.
A few weeks went by and then we met back up to discuss topics. After a few minutes of chatting, we decided to scroll through our email inbox for inspiration. We wanted to know what topics and questions were trending.
That’s when the topic of sexuality and purity hit us straight between the eyes.
Email after email was filled with a similar tone of desperation. “I’m struggling in the area of purity. Nobody knows I’m dealing with this. You’re the first people I’ve told. Please help.”
It was in that moment, that Kristen and I realized the desperate need to bring the topic of God defined sexuality to the light. Sexual struggles aren’t just a guy problem, they are a human problem. Sadly, many Christian girls feel like they are the only ones that struggle and feel scared to reach out for help.
My prayer is that we can debunk this myth.
We, as Christian girls, are very much sexual beings. We were designed by God with bodies, minds, and emotions that connect deeply with the opposite sex. It’s His plan and design, not ours or Hollywoods.
Sadly, many of us, as Christian girls, don’t know how to view our sexuality in a biblical way. We are afraid or ashamed to talk about this area of our lives. As a result of this kind of “hush-hush” mindset, many of us have struggled (or are currently struggling) all by ourselves.
Instead of opening up and reaching out for help, we keep it inside and struggle all alone.
This sort of “hush-hush” attitude is the very reason Kristen and I decided to plan a conference on the topic. My prayer is that this conference will open up a conversation and help young Christian women know that they are not alone. You are not alone.
Instead of struggling quietly alone, let’s open God’s Word and talk about sex from a biblical perspective. God isn’t shy about the topic (just check out Song of Solomon) and we shouldn’t be either.
I am beyond excited for the Radical Purity Conference happening this July 14-15 in San Antonio, Texas (my hometown). I’m incredibly excited and grateful that God has provided the resources needed for Girl Defined to host this event.
Having the opportunity to talk about sex and purity from a biblical perspective is something I’m thrilled to do.
I would love to personally invite you to join me at Radical Purity ‘17.
Having the opportunity to chat with you and meet you in person would be a huge privilege for me.
You girls are so amazing and I love any opportunity I get to spend time together. Not to mention Texas is pretty awesome. If you haven’t been here, you should totally come!
For more details, check out Girl Defined’s latest video where Kristen and I talk about the event.
Despite whether you can come to the conference or not, I want you to know that you are not alone. You are not alone in your struggles. God isn’t surprised or shocked by what you’ve done (or are doing).
God created you as a sexual being and has a good purpose for your sexuality.
With the proper understanding of your sexuality, you can live in a way that is joyful and Christ-centered. Your sexuality doesn’t have to be a scary and/or shameful aspect of your life. It can be a beautiful and exciting aspect of your life.
I encourage you to check out these other blog posts that we’ve written here at GirlDefined. We are some of your biggest fans and truly want to see you grow in wisdom in this area.
I would love to hear your thoughts and questions on this topic.
If you could ask us to write anything on sexuality or purity, what you ask us to write?
What are your biggest questions or concerns on the topic of your sexuality?