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Christianity--Tips for Ministers: truth, silly notion, many different ways
silly notion, many different ways, private interpretation: Hi Carol, Thanks for this question. One could write a doctrinal thesis on your question, but I will try to keep it very simple. Feel free to come back with follow up questions if you have not found what you are looking for. 1. Truth is found in God...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: truth, jesus is the way, lord jesus
jesus is the way, lord jesus, yahoo messenger: Dear Miss/Mrs Dissmeyer, Shalom! Since Lord Jesus is the way, the TRUTH and the life of all the world, the answer to your question appears to be straightforward. God Himself is the truth. One who loves God lives the truth. Bye, Rev. Eslam tomeslam@yahoo.com...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: vestments, academic robes, academic robe
academic robes, academic robe, clergy robe: Great question. First of all, not all ministers do wear robes. Some preach in business suits, blue jeans, or other clothes that emphasize the similarity between them and the people they serve. Often the ministers who do this understand themselves as leaders...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Women Being Pastors, women preachers, galatians 3
women preachers, galatians 3, women in the pulpit: Hi Imani, Thanks for this great question. You are right! Scriptures are very clear in this matter. 1 Timothy 2:11-13 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man,...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: women being pastores, male leadership, pastor don
male leadership, pastor don, 1 timothy 2: Hi Luke, Thanks for this great question. When answering a question like this it is important to note that what we think, or what I think is irrelevant. What matters is what the Bible says.... no matter what culture is doing these days. The Bible...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: writing sermons, shasta bible college, greatness of god
shasta bible college, greatness of god, sermon preparation: Dear John: You know of course that there are whole books on sermon preparation. I mention this to show what a task you have asked me to do. However, being able to summarize is part of expertise, so I will tell you a way but obviously not all ways. Here...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: youth pastor/ asst pastor, voluntary youth, pastor don
voluntary youth, pastor don, hebrews 13: Hi Steve, I am sorry for this late response. It would be wise to voice your concern to the pastor because he is over the flock nomatter who his son is. Hebrews 13:17 17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for...

Christianity --Youth Issues: 1 Question, analagy, care trust
analagy, care trust, young ladies: One thing I know I would like, as a teenager, would be someone who can relate to me. Try and use stories from your own life to interest them. If you just tell them, Don t do this, Don t do that, they don t care. Trust me their only thought will be what...

Christianity --Youth Issues: addictions, sexual immorality, missions trip
sexual immorality, missions trip, going on a mission: Hi Julia. First thing that you need to know right now is that God still loves you, and will never stop loving you. He loves the sinner, and hates the sin. And second of all, none of are perfect. We may look at people from the outside and think, wow, they...

Christianity --Youth Issues: About a boy, root work, step dad
root work, step dad, bad person: Hi Kt..... I hear you love, so bear with me as I try to reveal the truth to you in this matter..... Jesus gave examples, I ll give you one...... A man and woman are married. The woman becomes a Christian, but not the husband. But the husband forbids her to...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Does christianity find my relationship situation acceptable?, born again christians, different girls
born again christians, different girls, christian background: Hi JC Thanks for writing. I ll give you the best advice I can. 1)Can i enter into a serious relationship with this girl even though she is pregnant? Of course you can. If you believe as a Christian that you both are forgiven for past sins, then...

Christianity --Youth Issues: confused and terrified, teenagers having sex, sensitive topic
teenagers having sex, sensitive topic, sexual relationship: Hi Julia- Thanks for having the courage to write about a difficult and sensitive topic, espcially as a girl to a guy. I ll do my best to help. The first thing you should know is that you are not the first person to ever have this addiction, and you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Denomic Posession, drug alcohol abuse, minnie the moocher
drug alcohol abuse, minnie the moocher, liquor establishments: Margaret- I don t think he s possessed by a demon. I honestly think he was bored after retirement, and he found a new hobby. Drinking and singing karaoke is not a problem I d be worried about unless he gets drunk every night - then I d worry that he d...

Christianity --Youth Issues: depression, genuine emotion, dear sister
genuine emotion, dear sister, emotional state: Dear sister, I believe that I can, at least to some degree, understand what you are going through. Occasionally bouts of depression can strike people for no immediately apparent reason; when ones strike -with- reason, the effect can be even harder to shake....

Christianity --Youth Issues: French Kissing, french kisses, walking in the spirit
french kisses, walking in the spirit, marriage bed: Jane- I try to answer specific questions the best I can, but I generally tell the older teens a lot more - it depends on the situation, the teen, the question. I ve actually written an essay about How Far is Too Far? Perhaps you haven t seen it in my...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Friends, crude jokes, losing a friend
crude jokes, losing a friend, true friend: I think you need to tell your friend all of that. Let her know what s going on. She may not realize what she s doing to you. Pray to God and ask him to help you find the right words to say to her. If she denies what you tell her, let her know that you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: French Kissing, girls breast, sexual intercourse
Christianity --Youth Issues: French Kissing, girls breast, sexual intercourse, virginity

Christianity --Youth Issues: Is God in the Relationship?, relationship question, guy friend
relationship question, guy friend, dear sister: Hello again. It sounds as though your guy friend s relational status with this girl is somewhat up in the air, as far as you can tell. Now, this could mean any number of things--it could mean that he s trying to be discreet about it (which sort of makes sense,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: homosexualality, homosexual orientation, relationship with god
homosexual orientation, relationship with god, close to understanding: Hi Allen, Thank you for this question. I am sorry for your pain. I am sorry that I have been so long in responding to you. I do not believe that homosexuality is a curse given you because of your parent s sin. I do believe that the Bible is clear that...

Christianity --Youth Issues: marriage issue, genesis 11, marriage issue
genesis 11, marriage issue, issue question: Dear ems.... Your right, there is no male or female in the spiritual rhelm. No Jew, or Greek either! But, maybe you haven t noticed, we are not in the heavenlies as yet, but are still in these earthly vessels..... And as you have stated yourself, even Paul...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Relationship with God.. and kid on campus, relationship with god, worship band
relationship with god, worship band, youth group: Hello, dear friend. I can see that you want to build a relationship with this beautiful person you know, and in that I see nothing wrong. I also see that you want to become a better Christian, and in that I see nothing wrong. Therefore, I fail to see your...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual oreintation, homosexual orientation, oreintation
homosexual orientation, oreintation, relationship with god: Although I am straight, I also have a homosexual friend. I do not discredit the fact that some people want to be gay or feel the need to be gay as they can t satisfy women, as in your case. However I do know that homosexuality is due to loneliness. Only God...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual orentation, homosexual orientation, testament believers
homosexual orientation, testament believers, orentation: IS HOMOSEXUALITY A SIN FOR NEW TESTAMENT BELIEVERS?[Does Jesus condemn or condone homosexuality?] It may seem strange and even foolish that I should even ask such questions. Aren t the Scriptures clear on this subject? Apparently not, if you listen to the...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual orientation, christian preachers, homosexual orientation
christian preachers, homosexual orientation, sexual orientation: Dear brother, You seem to be of the opinion that I, like many Christian preachers, authors, etc. of our day, believe that there is only one sexual orientation, and everything else is outright sin. This would be a misrepresentation (or perhaps a misperception)...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual orientation, homosexual orientation, relationship with god
homosexual orientation, relationship with god, close to understanding: First claiming to be a homosexual has nothing to do with divorce. It is possible to have a family or genetic curse run through a family that causes children to desire to be gay or homosexual. I think that it is a choice to feel the void of wanting to be loved....

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual orientation, homosexual orientation, relationship with god
homosexual orientation, relationship with god, righteous way: Hello Allen, I will try to answer your questions as kindly & straightforward as I can. Please understand that I have no notion to put you down in any self-righteous way. None of us have a sure standing with God sown up without the possibility...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual orientation, homosexual orientation, relationship with god
homosexual orientation, relationship with god, close to understanding: Hi Allen, First off I want to tell you that I am LDS(Mormon). So most of what I think has come from what I have been taught in my church. I m going to tell you what I think based on my church s views and my opinions from those views. If you don t like...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual orientation, homosexual orientation, prediliction
homosexual orientation, prediliction, relationship with god: Allen- I can t explain why God made you the way He did, but I truly believe it was not punishment. Virtually all of us are born with a prediliction for sin, just different ones. You have the desire for sex with a man. I can t explain that any more than...

Christianity --Youth Issues: How sould we handle this?, sexual impurity, boyfriend and girlfriend
sexual impurity, boyfriend and girlfriend, sex before marriage: Kerri- I do understand your frustration, and I pray that after all the waiting that sex is not a disappointment to you. Yours indeed is an unusual situation, and I applaud you for the commitment that you ve made to one another, and also am happy you are...

Christianity --Youth Issues: teenage son, evil doings, power of a praying parent
evil doings, power of a praying parent, answers that work: Hello Deb, It is good that you are indeed trying to reach your son as reasonably as possible, these 2 Chapters from the 287 page book QUESTIONS YOUNG PEOPLE ASK--ANSWERS THAT WORK might be a tool that you can reach his heart with right principles: ...

Christianity --Youth Issues: wearing spandex, wearing spandex, kool
wearing spandex, kool, tendency: I don t think any clothing is sinful. but if the clothing causes someone to sin then I wouldn t wear it. Some people wear spandex and then a pair of shorts over it that s fine all spandex was designed for was to stay either kool or warm in any condition. but...

Christianity --Youth Issues: bad thoughts, hateful thoughts, sinful life
hateful thoughts, sinful life, bad thoughts: Hi LeRoy, Thanks for this great question. I am very sorry for my late response. If you have trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior, you have the Holy Spirit, and therefore can get victory over sin and sinful thoughts... but it will be a battle. 2 Corinthians...

Christianity --Youth Issues: bad thoughts, hateful thoughts, sinful life
hateful thoughts, sinful life, bad thoughts: Dear beloved of Christ... Believing the gospel allows the Holy Spirit to clean the vessel, and do away with the old nature, and makes the vessel ready to receive the Spirit of Christ/Holy Spirit...the New Nature. By the vessel I mean you! The old testament...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Confused, erotic clubs, nudist clubs
erotic clubs, nudist clubs, sexual thoughts: Josh- It all depends on your reaction to the naked body. Many people believe that the naked body is beautiful, as it is a creation of God. I agree. But if your reaction is to go hide in the bathroom and masturbate, then your priorities are all wrong,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Devout Christian parents upset over tattoo, tattoos, Christians and tattoos
tattoos, Christians and tattoos: Hey Jennifer! Thank you very much for your question. This is an area of interest for me, I ll tell you why in a bit. The verse that your parents are referring to is Leviticus 19:28: Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves....

Christianity --Youth Issues: A disagreement, dr s radhakrishnan, out of body experiences
dr s radhakrishnan, out of body experiences, hindu world: HI Jimmie, you said-- GOD DISAPROVES ANYONE WHO COMES INTO CONTACT (SPIRITUALLY) WITH, OR TO WORSHIP ANY OTHER SUPER BEING BUT HIMSELF, GOD, CORRECT? There is only ONE “super being” & that is the Almighty Creator of all things, so anyone else folk try...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Education, spiritual words, spiritual thoughts
spiritual words, spiritual thoughts, pulpits: Dear Samuel......... All your studies are fine for this world, even *theology*! However ministers of God are to be called and equipped by God in/by/through His Spirit, and with His power Paul, who wrote most of the new testament, under the instruction...

Christianity --Youth Issues: evil thoughts, obsessions, insulting God
obsessions, insulting God: Dear brother, The concept of trying to insult God seems an odd one to me--I don t often hear about it--but rest assured that it can be overcome. In a way, all of our sins are like insults to God because we are doing what He has told us not to do, even though...

Christianity --Youth Issues: bad thoughts, images of god, bible verse
Christianity --Youth Issues: bad thoughts, images of god, bible verse, jesus

Christianity --Youth Issues: evil thoughts, martin lutero, spiritual powers
Christianity --Youth Issues: evil thoughts, martin lutero, spiritual powers, behavioural therapy

Christianity --Youth Issues: Heavy Metal., black sabbath, isue
Christianity --Youth Issues: Heavy Metal., black sabbath, isue, few opinions

Christianity --Youth Issues: Muslim and Christian marriage, freedom to practise, muslim husband
Christianity --Youth Issues: Muslim and Christian marriage, freedom to practise, muslim husband, prophet muhammad

Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, desolation, couple days
Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, desolation, couple days, time period

Christianity --Youth Issues: Relationships, parents care, helpmeet
Christianity --Youth Issues: Relationships, parents care, helpmeet, christian mother

Christianity --Youth Issues: Heavy Metal., heavy metal, hell
heavy metal, hell, sin: Hi Jo, Thanks for your question. No, you are not going to hell because of your musical tastes. It is sin that causes us to be destined for hell and listening to music (whatever the style!) in itself is not a sin. However, if listening to Megadeath causes...

Christianity --Youth Issues: If Jesus had arrived today in 2008., gods righteousness, new creation in christ
gods righteousness, new creation in christ, gift of god is eternal life: Hi William; He would be greeted the same as He was greeted back then! Some would believe, some wouldn t, and many would wait and see, and some would look to kill him. Same as today. Some believe in Him, some don t, some have rejected Him, and others have...

Christianity --Youth Issues: jesus, faith, divinely inspired
faith, divinely inspired, Judaism: Hello, dear sister, Your questions are interesting ones, and it is my hope that what answers I can provide will bring you some peace and reassurance, even though I am merely a fallible human. In answer to your first question, Christ was born into the Israelites...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Love your enemies?, honorable intentions, odd problems
honorable intentions, odd problems, private christian school: Hello again! Just as a quick response--if there is still a problem, continue to let your parents know that the problem exists. You should always (in any situation in life!) make use of whatever resources and support are available to you, and in this case...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I a lesbian now?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, sexual orientation: I think that you are a little curious and confused. You have feelings that you really do not want to have. This has made you very confused. You know that the feelings are wrong, but you at the same time kind of like the feelings. This is why I am saying confused....

Christianity --Youth Issues: Could I be a lesbian?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, having sex: Dear Corrina, I got your question a second time, and it got me thinking more about how you re doing. Is everything still the same, in your struggles? Are you starting to get some clarity about the issues? I really want to help, but I...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Muslim and Christian marriage, christian marriage, muslim women
christian marriage, muslim women, personal question: Hello, Ayesha, Your name is beautiful ! I have never heard it before. Christians who endeavor to follow the Bible need to become married only to another believer in Jesus Christ. There are a couple passages that relate : Do not be unequally...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masterbation and porn, mouth confession, response jesus
mouth confession, response jesus, heart man: Hi Bob, Thank you for this very personal question. I am very sorry for my late response. Jesus tells us that not only is sex outside the boundry of marriage a sin, but so is lustful thinking. Matthew 5:27-28 27 Ye have heard that it was said by them...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, nocturnal emissions, sexual tension
nocturnal emissions, sexual tension, 40 days 40 nights: Zack- you will not go crazy from sexual tension. If you stop masturbating, your body will get rid of excess semen through nocturnal emissions, called wet dreams. As for quitting, I recommend that you go to this site: http://xxxchurch.com Click...

Christianity --Youth Issues: mormonism, mormon websites, mormon beliefs
mormon websites, mormon beliefs, mormon church: Hi- Thanks for your response, and you certainly are forgiven for being irritated with me. We are obviously going to have to agree to disagree, but probably only on one point - whether or not Mormonism is a cult. I believe it is, and I base my answer...

Christianity --Youth Issues: non-active christian boyfriend, christian background, resentment
christian background, resentment, believer: Hi Aubry, Thank you for your question. From the outset, I should be fair and tell you that my husband isn t a Christian yet so I come to your question with my own bias which other Christians may not agree on. However, unlike yourself, I entered our relationship...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Premarital Sex, premarital sex, pressured to have sex
premarital sex, pressured to have sex, sex before marriage: Hey Shivaughn, I really appreciate your question. It s great that you re seeking truth on this rather than just giving in to what your boyfriend wants. You are right that the old testament laws applied to old testament Jews. That being said, your boyfriend...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Relationships, God's will, romance
God's will, romance, incompatibility: Dear Fernanda, You have encountered a rather unusual situation in this; I find it interesting that your friend believes he is directly hearing messages from God. Few people lay claim to such a thing, these days! Nonetheless, God does often work in mysterious...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Is it really..., social networking sites, pastor don
social networking sites, pastor don, facebook: Hi Sophie, Thanks for this great question. I am not as familiar with Bebo as I am with Facebook, but I have kearned a little about it. As with any social networking sites, there are dangers. Have you asked your parents? They are the ones that God has...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship, fickleness, realtionship
fickleness, realtionship, evil one: Mat 5:37 But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil one. Jam 5:12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by the heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath: but let your yea be yea,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship, sabbath laws, principalities and powers
sabbath laws, principalities and powers, sabbath days: Hi Vern, Thanks for this outstanding follow up question. Finding God s will is not as difficult and mysterious as one might think. Here are several ways to determine God s will. 1. Follow clear scriptural principles. If God says that something is...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationships, serious intent, complicated question
serious intent, complicated question, wrong impression: Young People Ask . . . How Can I Avoid the Hurt of Flirting? “WHAT are you? Are you made of stone?” Hurt and confused, Michelle demands to know how Eduard could have led her on the way he did. After having lavished romantic attention on her, how could...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sex, wickedness, female servant
wickedness, female servant, pornographic images: Aashu- Thanks for writing. Sex outside of marriage is a sin: (Exo 20:14 NLT) Do not commit adultery. Sex with a whore is a sin, same reason. (Lev 19:29 NLT) Do not defile your daughter by making her a prostitute, or the land will be filled...

Christianity --Youth Issues: having sex with prostitute is a sin, "ABSTAIN FROM FORNICATION"
"ABSTAIN FROM FORNICATION": EXODUS 22:16 The reason that law was given to the Israelites--This was a case of pressured seduction and/or fornication. If an unscrupulous man felt at liberty to have sex relations with a virgin, she would be the primary loser. Besides the possibility...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Are these signs from God?, God's will, romance
God's will, romance, signs: Hello again. First, you re quite welcome--I enjoy being able to try to help out, and I appreciate that you and others are taking the time to ask others for advice instead of becoming crippled with indecision or taking choices without first considering the...

Christianity --Youth Issues: What is a sin or not?, scripture passages, paul and silas
scripture passages, paul and silas, pastor don: Hi Stephanie, Thanks for this great question. I want to complement you an your attitude. You seem to want to do what it takes to please God. Good for you! I could go through your list and tell you what I think is sinful and what is not, but that will...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I straight or not?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, having sex: So Corinna, did you get anything from what was written? OR are you still *unsettled*? Sincerely In Him Mr. B...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Thanks again, an update and yet another question., vanny, question thanks
vanny, question thanks, good heart: Dear Taryn (N.G.) --- wondering, how do you get NG out of Taryn? Your name is so pretty - sounds like a princess! I m very impressed by your mature decision that you have to try and get over your crush. Yeah, just live God loud in front of Him,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Unpardonable Sin, websters new collegiate dictionary, hebrews 10
websters new collegiate dictionary, hebrews 10, 1 timothy 2: anyone that continues to practice sin after he knows the truth is not forgiven? What then does it mean to be a back-slidden Christian? back sliding & practicing are two different things,while its true that God is the final Judge of wrongdoers & all...

Christianity --Youth Issues: unclear, prayer, pray
prayer, pray, Jesus: Hi Colan, Thank you for your question and praise God that He has opened your heart to knowing Jesus and having a personal relationship with Him. I pray daily for people in the church who, like you, have gone to church all their life but don t yet know Jesus...

Christianity --Youth Issues: why not?, affort, obediance
affort, obediance, three witnesses: Hi Iveth! Tell me, what part of obediance, and submission do you not understand? He said, No ! God said, No ! Your parents said, No ! By two or three witnesses, let all things be confirmed! Seems you have had three witnesses, and you still are...

Christianity --Youth Issues: why not?, God told me, relationships
God told me, relationships, family intervening: Hey Iveth, Thank you so much for your question! This is interesting. I always have a red flag go up in my head when I hear God told me. We can sort of get a sense that God is guiding us in a way and can test it against the Bible, sort of having a knowing...

Christianity --Youth Issues: why not?, God's will, romance
God's will, romance: Hello, Iveth. Many times in life things happen that we do not like; we think we know what we want, and we get frustrated when we can t get what it is that we want. It can be anything, from small things to big things--and it often makes us wonder why God...

Christianity --Youth Issues: breaking off, camp friend, romantic relationship
camp friend, romantic relationship, new girl: Hi Nathan, Relationships are always tricky, and never cut and dry, but I ll give it my best shot! :-) Since you only see the one girl in the summertime, and she lives so far away, it s hard to know where she s coming from, and why you and she stopped...

Christianity --Youth Issues: different faiths, proverbs 31 woman, different faiths
proverbs 31 woman, different faiths, jewish scripture: Hi Brett- It IS against the Bible, but there is a wide interpretation of the verse in question: (2 Cor 6:14 KJV) Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Friend trouble, many a time, lash
many a time, lash, young boys: The best thing you can do is to just be the bigger person as you are doing. They are the ones with the problem and your 11 year old would just have to many questions if you said he could no longer have contact. If this family is as you say they are then the...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I lied to best friend please help!, true forgiveness, unforgiveness
Christianity --Youth Issues: I lied to best friend please help!, true forgiveness, unforgiveness, heartache

Christianity --Youth Issues: How To Stop Masturbition, scripture reference, relm
Christianity --Youth Issues: How To Stop Masturbition, scripture reference, relm, tim 2

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sucking Dicks
Christianity --Youth Issues: Sucking Dicks

Christianity --Youth Issues: helping my teenage son with spirituality issue, young people, doubts
young people, doubts, parents: Dear Caren, Your explanation was thorough and I am glad of it; I am much more pressed when people give me a short description of an issue and expect me to somehow read between the lines for their answer. While sometimes it works, at other times I have to...

Christianity --Youth Issues: homosexuality., homosexuality and christianity, pentecostal church
homosexuality and christianity, pentecostal church, bold claim: Chelsea- Thanks for writing and trusting me with this sensitive issue. Homosexual sex, a man having sex with a man, or a woman having sex with a woman, is banned as an abomination in the Bible. (Lev 18:22 NNAS) You shall not lie with a male as...

Christianity --Youth Issues: How can I strengthen my faith?, ALL SICKNESS SOON TO END!!
ALL SICKNESS SOON TO END!!: I THANK YOU FOR ALL WHAT YOU RE CONTRIBUTING IN BUILDING UP MY CHRISTIAN LIFE. My pleasure :¬) living in this conclusion of the system of things with the dark clouds of the great tribulation gathering rapidly. (Matt. 24:3, 13, 21) It is urgent for all...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Love, God's will, soulmates
God's will, soulmates: Hey S! Thank you for your question, I ve wondered about this many times before. There isn t anywhere in the Bible that supports the idea of soulmates. God does have a plan for each of our lives as is said in Jeremiah 29:11 I know the plans I have...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Lying to best friend, lying, trust
lying, trust, broken relationships: Dear Danielle, It can always be very difficult to regain lost trust--especially with those who have trusted you deeply. However, there are always opportunities for those who genuinely wish to repent. The first thing you should probably do is pray for help....

Christianity --Youth Issues: I have lied, peoplke, low self esteem
peoplke, low self esteem, lieng: Hi Danielle- The first thing we need to talk about is your lying. Compulsive lying generally starts with a person with low self-esteem - you want to be as good as or better than someone else, so you lie about things. Just ask God to help you with this...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I lied to best friend please help!, bad mistake, personal secrets
bad mistake, personal secrets, pressure situation: Dear Jarelle, My heart aches for you, it must hurt so much. Good friends are definitely not easy things to lose -- especially when you know it was because of something you did and can t take back. I m not totally sure what to say, but...

Christianity --Youth Issues: lonely?, lonely feelings, elisabeth elliot
lonely feelings, elisabeth elliot, matter of degrees: Hey fer , Thanks for your question. It s normal, and human to be lonely. You will never be so close to God that you will never struggle with loneliness any more. God made us to live in relationship to Himself, but also to other people. Are you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Was I molested as well?, barbie dolls, incest stories
barbie dolls, incest stories, litte girl: Corrina- I think you may have been molested when you were young. It s unusual for a 6 year old to have sexual thoughts otherwise. I think you need a lot more help than I can give you. I think you should sit down with your mom and tell her about your...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Prayer and hearing God's voice, prayer time, jam down
prayer time, jam down, unfortunetly: Hi Casey I don t know where you heard that God is supposed to communicate to us in prayer time, but unfortunetly that isn t always so.... God can and does speak to us most all times, but we need to know HIS VOICE, from all others.... Prayer is a communication...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Rules and Regulations, jewish feast days, principalities and powers
jewish feast days, principalities and powers, sabbath days: Hi Bobby Thanks for this great question. YOu are right that ceremonial laws were nailed to the cross and we are no longer bound by them. Moral laws still apply. Here is a list of the ceremonial laws that were nailed to the cross: Colossians 2:14-16...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexual purity in your late 20's, 1 corinthians 7, sexual purity
1 corinthians 7, sexual purity, t touch: Hi Daniela, Thank you for this great question. I am so very sorry for my late response. You are in danger!!!! Do not open that door of sexual promoscuity even if you think that you are committed not to have intercourse. Paul gave only two options...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexual purity in your late 20's, sexual purity, sexual needs
sexual purity, sexual needs, submitting to god: Dear Daniela, Oh, I m SO sorry..... I wish you didn t have to go through the pain. Hard just doesn t do it justice. But I believe you really did the right thing, and it will only strengthen your relationship with the Lord. I have been praying for...

Christianity --Youth Issues: How To Stop Masturbition, masturbation, accountability
masturbation, accountability, dependence: Hello there, brother. This is an issue many young men face, and one that many do not attempt to change; it is admirable that you recognize that it is slowing you down and wish to change. The first step, which is probably the ideal first step in any change,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sucking Dicks, pornography pornography, 1 corinthians 7
pornography pornography, 1 corinthians 7, sucking dicks: Hi Kelly, Thanks for this very candid question. You seem to be under the impression that the only thing that is sexual is intercourse. This is not a Biblical concept. The word for sex before marriage is fornication. It comes from the Greek word pornea...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sucking Dicks, sucking dicks, sex before marriage
sucking dicks, sex before marriage, hiv aids: Kelly- I think you know the answer to the question already, and are merely seeking permission to continue dangerous behavior. Bottom line, oral sex is sex. Oral sex is not mentioned in the Bible, but adultery and sex outside marriage is. Some non Christians...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sucking Dicks, sucking dicks, sex before marriage
sucking dicks, sex before marriage, sucking dick: Dear Kelly, Forgive me for taking so long to answer your e-mail! Your enjoyment of sucking dick is a God-given drive, but He means it only to be used with your future husband. Yes, it is a sex act. Sex is so much more than just intercourse. And...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sucking Dicks, sucking dicks, sex before marriage
sucking dicks, sex before marriage, premarital sex: To me, this is a sin. Sexual relations of any kind before marriage is not a good thing. A lot of people would consider this oral sex, not the usual sex people think of. I know that it will be hard to stop but this isn t a good thing. You could really get hurt...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sucking Dicks, pre marital sex, sexual immorality
pre marital sex, sexual immorality, sucking dicks: Kelly, I have to say that you could have chosen to use better language. I will just over look it for now. You are having oral sex so yes this would count as pre marital sex. Just because you are not having intercourse does not mean that what you are doing...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I saved or not?, blasphemy against the holy spirit, spirit of jesus
blasphemy against the holy spirit, spirit of jesus, attributes of god: It would seem Corrina, that you think God must not be a very good God, if someone sins, and then repents and He won t forgive them. If you do, then you are very wrong. As I have tried to relate.. God knows those who will blaspheme against the Holy spirit,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I saved or not?, weir, christians
weir, christians, fears: The person who would blaspheme the Holy Spirit wouldn t want forgiveness Corrina... They don t believe in the Holy Spirit! They don t believe anything about the consequences of rejection, and don t care. Mat 12:30 *He that is not with me is against me*,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I saved or not?, holy spirit, young lady
holy spirit, young lady, forgiveness: Beloved of Christ Jesus. If I were Jesus, would you have the same feelings/urges? Sexual fantasies are a common thing amongst teenage girls, and even college girls, and guys. But as mentioned in a previous post, one must be careful of their sexual desires,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I saved or not?, weird type, corrina
weird type, corrina, son of god: No Corrina, I don t think you are a freak of any sort! But I think we have gone outside the boundaries of ALLEXPERTS agenda... I think you have been helped in receiving the answers you needed to move on with your life, and that is what this forum is about....

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I saved or not?, porn addiction, aa program
porn addiction, aa program, common phrases: I remember an alcoholic who once was approached from some men from the AA program. And what this one man from the AA program said to this alcoholic was so simple the alcoholic had never even thought of it before he was told.... And this is what the AA man...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I saved or not?, god dwelleth, romans 10
god dwelleth, romans 10, spirit of god: To deny the Holy Spirit dear one, you first must know the Holy Spirit, and secondly to know what the Holy Spirit has been asking of you! Do you have any of that evidence? No! You don t! So your not in trouble, nor in danger. You were drawn unto belief in Jesus...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I saved or not?, head girl, repentance
head girl, repentance, 1 john: ANSWER: Well here I am, talking with you still. So that can dispell another fear of yours about making me angry and not wanting to talk with you.... RIGHT? Uh Corrina, have you not read my posts to you about not being angry with you? Did you not read...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I not saved anymore?, personal saviour, different denominations
personal saviour, different denominations, holy ghost: Corrina, if it is okay, and you understand, then why be sorry that you mentioned it? You keep going over and over and over and over that you don t know if your saved, or not. But this and but that, and this one says this, and this one says that. And...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I not saved anymore?, personal saviour, different denominations
personal saviour, different denominations, holy ghost: Corrina- You have not blasphemed - if you truly did denounce God or sell your soul to the devil, you wouldn t be asking all these questions. You re concerned about your salvation, and because you are, you ARE saved. You ARE forgiven. You are not doomed....

Christianity --Youth Issues: The Tattoo.., old tattoo, heart attitude
old tattoo, heart attitude, cross of jesus: Hi Jovanny... If a girl has an out of wedlock baby, and then gets saved, should she get rid of the baby? If a christian has a tatoo of 666 on his forehead, does that really mean he is serving satin? By outward appearances it might! But if it doesn t, and...

Christianity --Youth Issues: trouble in school, searching the bible, dear kelly
searching the bible, dear kelly, trouble in school: Dear Kelly, Do you mind if I share this concern with my husband, and get his take on it? I m somewhat at a loss as to know what to say as far as gangster-involved conflicts go, and I want to make sure I say what will best help keep you safe! You...

Christianity --Youth Issues: trying to help a friend, christian counselor, getting a divorce
christian counselor, getting a divorce, proper perspective: Hey Julia, You don t have to tell her the nitty-gritty details of your sin struggle. You can just generally say that you ve been in some pretty bad places yourself, and nothing shocks you - or something like that. Your other friend who is still trying...

Christianity --Youth Issues: what should I do?, hymns and spiritual songs, flesh profits
hymns and spiritual songs, flesh profits, nice voice: Well HI Michelle. I can see why you would be confused beloved... Trying to give unto Caesar that which is Caesars and unto the Lord that which is His....LOL! First the talents one has aren t of the Lord at all. IF HE gives a talent, one would never have...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Dating, WHO & WHEN TO DATE
WHO & WHEN TO DATE: HI Sam, you asked-- WHAT DOES HAVING A RELATIONSHIP THAT HAS GOD AS THE HEAD REALLY MEAN? WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN TO HAVE A GODLY RELATIONSHIP? WHEN ARE WE ABSOLUTELY READY TO DATE? I enclose this bible based article as it will help answer some of your...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Muslim and Christian relationship, inter racial marriages, muslim woman
Christianity --Youth Issues: Muslim and Christian relationship, inter racial marriages, muslim woman, christian faith

Christianity --Youth Issues: Can God help me become what I want?, dreams, family trouble
dreams, family trouble, school: Dear Joo, From the sound of things, you ve already accepted Christ into your life, which would be step 1. It s a start! The next step is to build a good connection with God--pray often, even if it s about things of little consequence. Build a rapport with...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Hell and Evil, sinful temptations, believing in jesus
sinful temptations, believing in jesus, spanish teacher: Hi Cole.. Yes Cole, there are alot of questions here, and it will take some dialogue to answer them. You are not alone in your queries, and I understand your confusion. BUT.....there is an answer, and answers that satisfy the soul..... So rather than filling...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Im new to Christ and I have many ?, weed, drinking
weed, drinking, new baby: Hey Anthony, Welcome to the family! :) I m very glad that you and your fiancee have given your lives to Christ. Your little boy is very blessed. For your first question, I would encourage you two to remain abstinent until the wedding date. I know that...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I a lesbian now and am I saved?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, homophobe: Dear Corrina, Well, I think it s _possible_ that you were either raped or molested when you were young - that memory of someone grabbing your leg and not being able to get away. When you say your dad came over... was he divorced from your mom, or living...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Muslim and Christian relationship, marriage relationship, muslim culture
marriage relationship, muslim culture, christian relationship: Hi Faith- I would go very, very, slowly. A muslim lifestyle and culture is WAY different than western, American, culture. If he is very strong in his faith, it s hard for him to let go of that, and in a Muslim culture, women do not have the same standing...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masterbation, lustful thoughts, holy spirit
lustful thoughts, holy spirit, bible: Paul, I have to say that it would be considered lust and yes it would be a sin. I would also have to say on the other hand that it something that most guys would say that they had done at one time in their life. If you want to stop from doing it then you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Is masturbation really a sin?, god god, sexual thoughts
god god, sexual thoughts, sexual desire: Many married people continue to masturbate after they get married. As far as sinful behavior is concerned, if they are lusting after their spouse when they masturbate, it s probably not a sin, but if they are fantasizing about someone else, it probably still...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Was I molested or not?, mental obsession, sex with my mom
mental obsession, sex with my mom, childhood sexual abuse: Dear Corrina, How are you? Please forgive me - I ve taken way too long to reply to your most recent questions here. I also told you I would find some things online that give symptoms of childhood sexual abuse , and I thought that was going to be hard...

Christianity --Youth Issues: The Nature of The Christian God, GOD OF ORDER NOT CONFUSION
GOD OF ORDER NOT CONFUSION: “IS GOD THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION OR IS HE NOT? 1 Cor 14; 33--“God is [a God], not of disorder, but of peace” Confusion is caused by the many religions that muddy the clear waters of Bible teachings with fallacies and legends. When you ignore the traditions...

Christianity --Youth Issues: just need some advice, personal convictions, search the bible
personal convictions, search the bible, honest conversation: Dear Christina, Sorry it s taken me so long to get back to you. It s been so busy - I know that s a usual excuse , but truly. I trust and pray this response will help you sort things out a little for yourself. Honestly, did it bother you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: i need help, meaningful time, committment
meaningful time, committment, couple times: I don t think that religion should be that deciding factor if you want to be with someone. You are just 16 so it probably won t last forever. It would be great if it did but in most cases it doesn t. So in most realities, this isn t a life-long committment....

Christianity --Youth Issues: Obeying your parents, college, parents
college, parents, strictness: Dear Matthew, I went to a pretty strict college myself, and believe you me, they can definitely be tough! But I do have some advice for you. Generally speaking, when it comes to college, it s best to finish up what you re doing if you can manage it. If...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationships, new girl, different places
new girl, different places, good friends: Hey Nathan, I understand. Well, I guess I would be honest with her, but gentle at the same time. Don t assume that she is head over heels for you or that she s going to be crushed (I know you wouldn t, but I m just giving you some guidelines to go with...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Severe Bulimia, parotid gland infection, myelf
parotid gland infection, myelf, wiles: Hi Sara.... I understand your dilema... Listen to me carefully, and follow what I am going to tell you to do....Okay? Here is a sample of what Jesus dealt with and how He overcame, and how He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.... Your help lies with...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I straight or gay?, sex with a guy, homophobe
sex with a guy, homophobe, lesbianism: Of course you re forgiven. I just make it a practice to not answer personal questions because people can take the answers out of context and cause me a lot of pain. Trust me, you ll know when you are straight or bi. Even if you re straight, there s a...

Christianity --Youth Issues: addicted, for good?, accountability partner, school counselor
accountability partner, school counselor, going on a mission: Julia- God still loves you, He never stopped. It s good that you have recognized that this is an addiction - that s the first step to recovery. It will be a difficult road, but you have to start by NOT watching the porn - unfortunately, the best way to...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Is it allright to be pleased sexually before marriage?, pre marital sex, bible christians
pre marital sex, bible christians, sexual tension: Jasmine- It seems to me that you answered your question before you asked it. You make some very valid points, but I disagree with some of your thinking. The simple, direct, answer to your question is that it is NOT okay to be sexually pleased before...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Curse on my dreams, reoccurring dreams, self esteem issues
reoccurring dreams, self esteem issues, recurring dream: Hello, sister. Your inquiry is a fascinating one, and on a subject that I have long found interesting--namely, dreams and their nature--and so I am glad that you have elected to address me with the topic. I will begin by saying that I don t believe that...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Homosexuality, sex with god, interpretation of the bible
sex with god, interpretation of the bible, debatable issue: Marissa- You re already saved, it s not a debatable issue. You believe that Jesus died for your sin, it s a done deal. The Bible does NOT say that being bi or homosexual is a sin. What the Bible says is that practicing homosexual sex is a sin. There...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Masturbation, galatians 5 22, dealing with guilt
galatians 5 22, dealing with guilt, christian meetings: Young People Ask . . . How Can I Conquer This Habit? “I began masturbating when I was eight years old. Later I learned God’s view of the matter. I felt terrible every time I gave in. ‘How could God love someone like me?’ I asked myself. I felt sure that...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Music, going to heaven, bad stuff
going to heaven, bad stuff, god: Hello Bobby, I think that you have to make that choice. I don t know what the songs are saying about death but if it s bad stuff then I don t think you should listen to it. If it s just talking about going to Heaven or not wanting to die and stuff like that...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Why is masturbation being singled out?, sexual immorality, pregnancy out of wedlock
sexual immorality, pregnancy out of wedlock, sexual intercourse: Dear sister, Such confusions are not uncommon when interpreting areas of the Bible that seem somewhat nonspecific to our examination. I ll give you my opinion on the matter, but realize that I certainly am only human--I can t speak directly for God on the...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Relationship with god, prayers god, answer prayers
prayers god, answer prayers, saints john: HI Vanessa, you said-- I AM A YOUNG PERSON AND MY PARENTS ARE NOT CHRISTIAN, I’M A CHRISTIAN BECAUSE I WANT TO BE You’re to be commended for that, well done!! GOD DOESN’T ANSWER MY PRAYERS, EVEN IF IT’S NIGHT AFTER NIGHT THAT I PRAY. I have met...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Trying to move on, two different worlds, teenage hood
two different worlds, teenage hood, sole custody: Tanisha- Thanks for the update. I m glad to see that things are a little better. Only time will tell you if it is true love. There s no real way to tell, just that you know . The sex he had with the other girl is obviously just lust, but since you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: terrified of going back..., accountability partner, getting software
accountability partner, getting software, hope 1: Jules, I answered this question before. Did you callthe hope line? I seriously think you need to do that if you don t want to talk to your youth minister. Their number is 1-800-394-HOPE (1-800-394-4673). Here s my previous answer, which still applies....

Christianity --Youth Issues: wearing spandex, wearing spandex, kool
wearing spandex, kool, tendency: I don t think any clothing is sinful. but if the clothing causes someone to sin then I wouldn t wear it. Some people wear spandex and then a pair of shorts over it that s fine all spandex was designed for was to stay either kool or warm in any condition. but...

Christianity --Youth Issues: How to work through finding out my 15 yr old just lost her Virginity, 15 yr old girls, old mom
15 yr old girls, old mom, ugly war: Hello Joyce, This had to be a shock to you. I know that if I told my parents something like this, they would go crazy. I am so sorry that this happened to you. First of all, you are right. Don t be too harsh at first. She needs to think that you aren...

Christianity --Youth Issues: How to work through finding out my 15 yr old just lost her Virginity, 15 yr old girls, ugly war
15 yr old girls, ugly war, ministry experience: Hi Joyce- I promised you a longer answer. After pondering this for a couple days, not having had this conversation with anyone but my daughter (which is actually quite amazing since I really do have 30 years of youth ministry experience), I realized that...

Christianity --Youth Issues: adolescent boy, red eyelids, sexual impurity
red eyelids, sexual impurity, william masters: HI there Karen, When my kids were young we used to discuss a book called; Questions Young People Ask, Answers that Work it is a bible based publication, so that way you get the highest authority s opinion (God) so we cant do any better than that can we?...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Baptism, infant baptism, holy communion
infant baptism, holy communion, basics of christianity: Hello there! You have several questions here, and so I will attempt to answer them in order, but forgive me if perhaps the answers overlap. Typically the baptism of a child occurs as early as possible; some specific churches have specific time periods in...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Baptism, tongues and prophecy, baptism question
tongues and prophecy, baptism question, gifts of the holy spirit: Hi again Michelle, beloved of Christ. Uh, to be clear, it wasn t Mary who had a virgin birth. It was Jesus whose birth was from a virgin... Mary was a virgin. The angel came and told Mary that she would find herself pregnant with child, (jesus), and...

Christianity --Youth Issues: A few quick questions about Jesus; some personal questions, bible teacher, wonderful day
Christianity --Youth Issues: A few quick questions about Jesus; some personal questions, bible teacher, wonderful day, asl

Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, amazing book, young man
Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, amazing book, young man

Christianity --Youth Issues: *Sigh*, kent hovind, crimes
Christianity --Youth Issues: *Sigh*, kent hovind, crimes

Christianity --Youth Issues: Being scared, story of moses, desert
Christianity --Youth Issues: Being scared, story of moses, desert, israel

Christianity --Youth Issues: A few quick questions about Jesus; some personal questions, e mail address, fellow believer
e mail address, fellow believer, son of god: Hello, sister. In answer to your questions, I ll address them serially. 1. I find it amazing that Jesus is said to be God incarnate; though we classically do not assign God anything less than omnipotence, the thought of God becoming more or less an ordinary...

Christianity --Youth Issues: can i ever be forgiven??, absolute purity, missions trip
absolute purity, missions trip, going on a mission: Dear Julia, Yes, as soon as you go back and say, God I messed up, I m so sorry He totally forgives you, and to Him it s as if you d never done it. He loved you even while you were in the act of masturbating. You are His child, right? I mean,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Gabby, how are you doing with this?, big bang theory, first law of thermodynamics
big bang theory, first law of thermodynamics, evolution evolution: Dear Gabby, Just looking through my allexperts page and wanted to send you a note to ask how things are going - ? I hope school is starting out okay, and that you re feeling more resolved about some of the issues we talked about earlier. I d love to hear...

Christianity --Youth Issues: God? Science?, big bang theory, first law of thermodynamics
big bang theory, first law of thermodynamics, evolution evolution: Hello Gabrjiela, Excellent questions that indeed have answers, I will post a previous answer I supplied and you can tell me if it covers some of the points you posed. Then, if you wish , I can clarify more deeply any thought that you want expanded. Hope...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Help I have a way too Overprotective mama, catelyn, smoking pot
catelyn, smoking pot, spanish club: The only other way that you can do it is to sit down with her and tell her how you feel. Explain to her that you feel that she is doing what she is doing. At no time do you need to raise your voice or get heated as that will complicate things. All you can...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Help I have a way too Overprotective mama, catelyn, smoking pot
catelyn, smoking pot, spanish club: Well, I d highly recommend you NOT go the stripper route. Just be patient, graduate, get your car, get a job and move out. Hopefully mom will then realize what she s missed by being so over-protective, because you won t be so willing to come back to visit....

Christianity --Youth Issues: incest sex, sexual perversion, incest sex
sexual perversion, incest sex, dear michael: Do what s right, and trust in God to take care of you! No, don t have sex with other women, and wait till you re married to have sex with your fiance. Anything else is called fornication in the Bible, and totally not God s desire or plan. Only heartache...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Music, religion,life, godspeed you black emperor, secular bands
godspeed you black emperor, secular bands, artic monkeys: Hi, Thanks for this follow up question. I am not sure about this specific term if it refers to a specific sect or not. If you mean a disciple of the true God in a general sense, there would be no difference because the true God sent Jesus to pay the price...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, relationship with god, time karen
relationship with god, time karen, honest don: Hi Karen- The bottom line is that they re going to masturbate. Statistics show that 95% of guys do (and it s rumored that the other 5% lied on the survey). It s good to not give them a lot of hassle about it. I personally think that you can t masturbate...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Persicution from ur Dad, ephesians 3 20, god deal
ephesians 3 20, god deal, many blessings: Hi Alycia, Bless your heart. I know this hurts. And the reason I know is that my dad used to do the same things when I first became a Christian. I would sit in my car and cry and God would continually remind me of the verse that says rejoice when you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Relationship., pre marital sex, answers that work
pre marital sex, answers that work, eyes of god: Hello Karen, --It is commendable you want to please God, but you have already answered your own question, when you said you should not be unevenly yoked. In my opinion you it would be hard to find someone else as unevenly yoked as you and your friend are!...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Seeking the right thing to do?, time cause, 7 months
time cause, 7 months, boyfriends: Hi Amanda, Thank you for this great question. I am sorry for my late response. I have been very sick for a week, I am just now feeling a bit better. Let me start by giving you some general principles then some specific truths. 1. Jesus Christ...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexual immorality in general, sexual immorality, lifetime partner
sexual immorality, lifetime partner, sex before marriage: Jade- Bottom line - they re going to do what they re going to do. Our approach has been to tell them the consequences of having sex before marriage - but it s their body, and it s their decision. If, after your talk, you convince just one kid not to,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: *Sigh*, king james bible, science and the bible
king james bible, science and the bible, dr hovind: Hi Marco, Thank you for this great question. I am sorry for my late response. I am glad that you are reading a Case for the Creator. This is a great book! I two simple suggestions for you. 1. Read the Gospel of John through. There is nothing more...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Being scared, baptist student ministry, mission arlington
baptist student ministry, mission arlington, situations where others: I m sorry to say that I don t have many biblical references for you, however, I will give you my advice. I try to tell people what I think God wants them to know. Obviously God seems to be pushing you to be a leader. You need to trust Him and His plan. ...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sins, pawn shop, sorry god
pawn shop, sorry god, asking god for forgiveness: Hi Austin-The first thing you have to do is return the stuff to its rightful owner. If you no longer have it (e.g., if you shoplifted food and ate it, or stole something and took it to the pawn shop), then you have to make restitution, i,e, pay for what you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: spandex wearing, wearing spandex, tight spandex
wearing spandex, tight spandex, males and females: Chente, No I don t wear spandex but a lot of the people I work out with do. I didn t think to ask you where you wear spandex but you already answered your own question by saying you were going to wear it no matter what. Have a Blessed Easter!!! ...

Christianity --Youth Issues: brother - sister masturbation?, sex before marriage, dangerous territory
sex before marriage, dangerous territory, brother sister: Sarah- You are treading on dangerous territory. Nudity in families is sometimes acceptable, but generally frowned upon by society in general. But your issue goes beyond that, because it has become sexual. If the nudity doesn t bother you or your parents,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Christian friend, advance god, christian friend
advance god, christian friend, holy spirit: Hi Adria. I want to tell you first, that it is so nice to hear that you are so concerned with your friend, and truly care about her growing in the Lord. You must be a great friend. She is lucky to have you. It seems like you are going through the right steps....

Christianity --Youth Issues: brother - sister masturbation?, hell god, heaven hell
Christianity --Youth Issues: brother - sister masturbation?, hell god, heaven hell, masturbation is a sin

Christianity --Youth Issues: Music, religion,life, godspeed you black emperor, secular bands
godspeed you black emperor, secular bands, artic monkeys: Hi, Thanks for this follow up question. I am not sure about this specific term if it refers to a specific sect or not. If you mean a disciple of the true God in a general sense, there would be no difference because the true God sent Jesus to pay the price...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Shiva, talking to adults, plant seeds
talking to adults, plant seeds, world weather: Dear MFA Shiva is a principal god in Hinduism. You can find out more at Wikipedia.com: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism About 1,000,000 people in the US practice Hinduism, less than 1/2 a percent. See...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Trust, girl in the world, trip to florida
girl in the world, trip to florida, beautiful girl: Lindsey- I strongly recommend that you spend some time with a psychologist before you talk to your dad. Try to find a female psychologist, that will work better. If you don t want to see one face to face, be sure to work with one of those websites (you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: talking to my friends, dear sister, better solution
dear sister, better solution, wonderful things: Dear sister, Your question is a good one; better to ask and consider it than to simply be discouraged by the issue and give up on it entirely! However, I must say in advance that I have no specific answer for you. The reason is because your friends are unique...

Christianity --Youth Issues: willfully sinning, jehovah, remorse
jehovah, remorse, forgiveness: No; Down through the centuries, many have been touched by God’s invitation: “Come back to me with all your hearts.” (Joel 2:12) That was said to a people who had known Jehovah, but it also reflects God’s interest in those who are just learning about him....

Christianity --Youth Issues: willfully sinning, hebrew term, psalm 19
hebrew term, psalm 19, moral error: Hello Ty, If you got a chance to look up the scriptures in the subject of sin, you would have found that God indeed extends forgiveness for the greatest of sins, thus we need not suffer unnecessary & uncontrolled guilt feelings. Sometimes, teachings...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Youth Group, dead ears, secret desire
dead ears, secret desire, christian speakers: Hello, Julie. You have quite an opportunity ahead of you--one never knows when the seemingly simplest of messages may hit home in more than one heart! That being said, it is also true that many messages delivered with the intent to touch hearts seemingly...

Christianity --Youth Issues: bdsm, sexual immorality, sadism masochism
sexual immorality, sadism masochism, bondage discipline: Hi Java- Thanks for trusting to me to try to answer your question. I must admit that I ve been doing this for many years, and this is the first question that I recall about bdsm. I think that you re the one that has to answer the question as to whether...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Confusion, bloom of youth, sexual desires
bloom of youth, sexual desires, reproductive organs: I think its hormones. what do you think? Yes without a doubt--During the bloom of youth, sexual desires become strong. Powerful hormones are released that affect the reproductive organs. A youth thus becomes aware that these organs are capable of producing...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Two doubts, gods creations, dim memory
gods creations, dim memory, purpose god: Hi Jeya, THanks for this great question. There are some things that I cannot explain. THere are some things that we cannot comprehend. Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. Isa 55:9 For as...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Two doubts, ephesians 3 20, special needs kids
ephesians 3 20, special needs kids, gods creations: Jeya, This is an excellent question! We have ideas of what people should be like but God is much different. People that have special needs kids will tell you that they are one of the biggest blessings ever. Happy, simple yes, but so happy and loving....

Christianity --Youth Issues: "A Gentle And Quiet Spirit", gentle spirit, quiet spirit
Christianity --Youth Issues: "A Gentle And Quiet Spirit", gentle spirit, quiet spirit, word meanings

Christianity --Youth Issues: Heaven And Hell., nothing new under the sun, there is nothing new under the sun
Christianity --Youth Issues: Heaven And Hell., nothing new under the sun, there is nothing new under the sun, wrong way

Christianity --Youth Issues: Masturbating, frigidity, fourteen years
Christianity --Youth Issues: Masturbating, frigidity, fourteen years, self control

Christianity --Youth Issues: rasta, sayers, african americans
Christianity --Youth Issues: rasta, sayers, african americans, prayer

Christianity --Youth Issues: "A Gentle And Quiet Spirit", gentleness, joy
gentleness, joy, wrath: Hello, dear sister! You raise an interesting question, but I think that I have an answer for you. In the Bible we often see reprimands to those who are boisterously loud, pompous, and overbearing, as well as to those who have an overabundance of anger and...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Heaven And Hell., heaven, hell
heaven, hell, salvation: Hi Karen. First of all I want to apologize this took so long to answer. But my internet was down for a while, so I had no way to get back to you. Now for you questions... please don t fear! God promises He will forgive us. No matter the sin, as long as we...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Jesus Christ, God's son and our saviour, jesus christ god, christian witness
jesus christ god, christian witness, way to heaven: HI Eleanor, you asked-- IF YOU BELIEVE THAT ONLY A SELECT GROUP CAN HAVE THE OPTION OF HEAVEN, WHY DO SO MANY JW S DO SO MUCH DOOR-TO-DOOR EVANGELISM? The bible tells us there are 2 hopes; a heavenly one & an earthly one, Jesus spoke of the heavenly group...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Lust/ Sexual Immorality, weird sensation, outgoing personalities
weird sensation, outgoing personalities, sexual immorality: Hello Gabriela, Sometimes our weird sensations about provocative people can be the beginning of fantasies that may be on the verge of sexual desires developing and we may not know it! Many times young people can start to have those feelings toward rock...

Christianity --Youth Issues: What is lesbian lust? Since lesbians don't have sex., Lesbian lust sexual activity
Lesbian lust sexual activity: Gabriela- Lesbians don t have intercourse, but they do have sex - oral sex, mutual masturbation, rubbing genitals together - that is considered sex. Any thoughts about those activities would be considered lesbian lust. Lesbian lust would be no different...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Masturbating, sexual stress, marriage bed
sexual stress, marriage bed, touchy subject: This is a very touchy subject. masturbating itself isn t the sin. It s the thoughts that accompany the actions. If you are thinking of women and masturbating to the images that you see or that are in your head then you are sinning. Now it is not if it is your...

Christianity --Youth Issues: The Only Guarantee?, 1 corinthians 7, sexual diseases
1 corinthians 7, sexual diseases, going in the right direction: Hello Peter, For a young person, you indeed have yourself going in the right direction. It is sometimes very difficult to maintain oneself in the Christian way of life having to do with marriage & sex. The Bible makes clear that sexual relations for...

Christianity --Youth Issues: piercings, ritual scarification, tattoo and piercing parlors
ritual scarification, tattoo and piercing parlors, 19th century women: Here is a bible based article dealing with that very subject-- The Bible’s Viewpoint Body Decoration—The Need for Reasonableness “Vanity is the quicksand of reason,” wrote a French novelist. Certainly, reason has had little to do with many of the...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Relationship, bloom of youth, religious family
bloom of youth, religious family, accurate knowledge: HI Sarah, Well I could say do this or that but first Im going to say; Jesus spoke of 2 roads, the broad road the narrow road now I could say to handle the situation a certain way, but no matter how you handle it, you will still be on the broad road so...

Christianity --Youth Issues: rasta, rasta, rastafarianism
rasta, rastafarianism, persecution: Hello there, Bob! I can see how the issue you re facing would be an unpleasant one...rejection is never a fun thing to face. The reality of the fact is that children tend to be very outspoken in rejecting those they feel are different from themselves....

Christianity --Youth Issues: self image, ugliest person, honest answers
ugliest person, honest answers, best of friends: Dear Julia, I think we talked before. I m so sorry I can t answer in more detail right now; it s pretty busy. I m going to have to resign from allexperts because we are in the middle of a move into a house. Just one thing though. I really think you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: self image, drugs and alchohol, image question
drugs and alchohol, image question, mission trip: Hi Julia. I am so glad that you responded back. And I am glad that you realize that you can get through this! It will be one day at a time, and with the help from the Lord, you can do it. You will need to rely on His strength and not your own. The problem...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Teen life in general, cancerous brain tumor, lifelong friends
cancerous brain tumor, lifelong friends, youth minister: Caitlin, After many years as a youth minister I have heard a lot. when dealing with friends the best way to handle them is to be careful not to take to much. If someone is having serious problems then you need to get them to an adult for the right kind...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Is it against the christian religion?, masturbation, sex
masturbation, sex, sexual urges: Kayla, Thank you for your question. I ve had a few other similar questions, so know that you are not alone. There is nothing wrong with sexual urges. They are God-given and, when used in a holy way (marriage), are beautiful. However, it s when we...

Christianity --Youth Issues: concerts a sin?, christian musicians, pastor don
christian musicians, pastor don, college grad: Hi Kia, Thanks for this great question. I am sorry for my late response. Are you still living with your mother at age 26? If you are and you are still under her authority, then you should follow her direction. If you are living on your own you can make...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Final Thought, accountability partner, gay pornography
accountability partner, gay pornography, gay thoughts: Hi Frederick- First of all, I m not a priest, so there s no need to call me Father. You can call me Carl or Mr. Carl, your choice. You re just starting puberty, and there are tons of hormones acting on your body, and your brain hasn t really caught...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Following Jesus as Savior !, Jesus, saviour
Jesus, saviour: Hi Indraraj, Sarah has made your question available for others to answer so I shall try my best to help. (My names s Eleanor by the way. I m a Christian living in Wales in the UK) Your question is a very good question and one to which there is no easy answer....

Christianity --Youth Issues: Is it against the christian religion?, mastibation, masterbating
Christianity --Youth Issues: Is it against the christian religion?, mastibation, masterbating, religions

Christianity --Youth Issues: Pre-Seminul Fluid, teaching of christ, fiance
Christianity --Youth Issues: Pre-Seminul Fluid, teaching of christ, fiance, sperm

Christianity --Youth Issues: Hi., new Christian, Bible
new Christian, Bible, John: Hey Tria! Well first, welcome to the family! I m glad you have decided to accept Christ as your Savior. I would start reading John if I were you. Find someone in your church that is a strong Christian that can help you undersatnd some things as well (preferably...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Masturbation, masturbation
masturbation: Hello there! The issue you re discussing is one which has caused an incredible amount of debate in Christian communities. Scads of arguments for and against the use of masturbation have appeared in countless books and columns, and no doubt will until Kingdom...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Methodist Doctrine, infant baptism, baptism
infant baptism, baptism, christening: Hi Tan, My understanding of how baptism was conducted in the New Testament is that people were fully immersed in water. Matthew chapter 3 describes Jesus baptism: 13Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14But John tried to...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I need help., private middle school, spiritual issue
private middle school, spiritual issue, religious environment: Samie- Bulimia is a serious issue, and I m glad that you re getting help for that. I m not trained well enough to give you advice there, and it s up to your therapist to help they physical/emotional issue with that. As for your spiritual issue, God...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I need help., bravery, bulimia
bravery, bulimia: Hello, dear sister. I am glad that you have chosen to approach someone about your concerns rather than keeping them forever bottled up inside; doing so is a brave measure and I salute you for that. Those who overcome hardships in their lives with the help...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I need help., private middle school, religious environment
private middle school, religious environment, samie: Hey samie, First one of the characterizations of Bulimia is self esteem. I believe that is your issue to overcome. Not waning to go to church for e fear of loneliness of rejection. Good news. God is the solver of those issues. God is not punishing you. you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I need help., bulimia, prodigal
bulimia, prodigal, church: Samie, You are so brave. You have been through a lot and you are able to talk about it openly, and I commend you for that. As Deuteronomy 31:8 says: The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Pornography Addiction., pornography addiction, gay pornography
pornography addiction, gay pornography, homosexual thoughts: Gerald- You wouldn t have to worry about the different types of porn if you didn t look at ANY. You really ought not to be looking at it for a lot of reasons, which I think you already know. In many cases, it IS real sex, but that s all it is - sex. ...

Christianity --Youth Issues: PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION, indwelling of the holy spirit, things of the spirit
indwelling of the holy spirit, things of the spirit, spirit of god: Hi Tan, Thank you for this great question. One must be born again, having the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in order to understand fully the scriptures. 1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Pre-Marital sex, pre marital sex, tobacco smoking
pre marital sex, tobacco smoking, sinless life: Dear Beloved of Christ. Your experience as a christian is not unfamiliar. There are two main things that keep a christian from victory over the flesh and its desires. (1) They don t read their bibles. (2) They have never received the Holy Spirit...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Pre-Seminul Fluid, wet dream, best sex
wet dream, best sex, fiance: Zam- It s nothing to worry about - you re young, and healthy, and just talking with your fiance, you get excited - that s a good thing, to be so in love with your fiance. It s not physically harmful - if your body really needs to get rid of semen, you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Problem, sensitive nervous system, egg cell
sensitive nervous system, egg cell, sperm cells: Perhaps the change that most often is a source of disturbance for boys growing toward manhood involves the organs of procreation, the genitals. During puberty these not only attain their full size but also begin to function. The Bible, at Leviticus 15:16,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Profane and Blaspheme..!, jesus christians, ephesians 3 20
jesus christians, ephesians 3 20, hindu religion: Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk (ever) come out of your mouth, but only such (speech) as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Trouble with my girlfriend, building the ark, likeness
building the ark, likeness, circumstance: Dearly Beloved of the Lord; Noah was promised a flood, the reason for building the Ark, but it didn t happen for near 125 years. Abraham was promised a son, which didn t happen for near 25 years. David was promised a Kingdom, which didn t take place for...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Is he for me or not?, homegirls, right choice
homegirls, right choice, monday night: Maria, When it comes to giving advice to young people I really enjoy helping. When my daughter was thinking about dating she made a list of what she would want in a husband. We called it her dating standards. She made them and we discussed them after she...

Christianity --Youth Issues: How much is too much?, dry humping, sexual organ
dry humping, sexual organ, body doesn: Rochelle- YOU are in charge of your own body. If dry humping is wrong in your mind, then it is wrong and your boyfriend must respect your wishes. If he doesn t, then he s not much of a boyfriend. There s also nothing in the Bible about oral sex, either....

Christianity --Youth Issues: advice me, sexual fulfillment, passionate men
sexual fulfillment, passionate men, marriage bed: Hi Frank- Pornography is a serious problem that can become addictive, and it sounds like your girlfriend may be addicted. Ask her why she watches - if it is for sexual fulfillment, tell her that real sex is so much better, and that if she continues ...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Baptist and lutheran, lutheran church missouri synod, homosexuality and the bible
lutheran church missouri synod, homosexuality and the bible, evangelical lutheran church: A lot depends on which Lutheran church he belongs to. There are three major Lutheran churches (just like there are many Baptist church groups (like the Southern Baptists). In general, Lutherans practice the same practices as did the early church - infant...

Christianity --Youth Issues: How do i break away my desires for women ?, god is on your side, horseplay
god is on your side, horseplay, bisexuality: Jenny- You have to make the decision every day to not go back to where you were. Physiologically, if you think you were gay at 6 years old, then most likely you are, and you won t change. However, you CAN choose celibacy. The sin is not the being, the...

Christianity --Youth Issues: a certain scripture, scatter stones, peace hope
scatter stones, peace hope, dance 5: Hi Ashley, Glad to help. I was just off to bed but can give you a nice easy answer real quick: Ecclesiastes 3 A Time for Everything 1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: 2 a time to be born and...

Christianity --Youth Issues: How do i break away my desires for women ?, voice of god, heart
Christianity --Youth Issues: How do i break away my desires for women ?, voice of god, heart

Christianity --Youth Issues: father molested me, cold shoulders, honest relationship
Christianity --Youth Issues: father molested me, cold shoulders, honest relationship, furniture business

Christianity --Youth Issues: non believing children, loving parent, belief
Christianity --Youth Issues: non believing children, loving parent, belief, mom

Christianity --Youth Issues: piercing, wickedness, version states
Christianity --Youth Issues: piercing, wickedness, version states, whoredom

Christianity --Youth Issues: father molested me, summer skirt, gravel road
summer skirt, gravel road, left breast: Tiffany, My heart is so broken for you, my sweet sister. You have been through so much and have been victimized horribly by the man that you are supposed to be able to trust, and you have made it through it. I am so proud of you for being the strong young...

Christianity --Youth Issues: God's Forgiveness, time david, issue at hand
time david, issue at hand, good person: David, When we ask God forgiveness then He is quick to forgive and forget. You have to forgive yourself because it appears that that is the issue at hand. You need to find an adult that you can trust with this information about wanting to quite. You will...

Christianity --Youth Issues: God's Preference for youths, blessings, preference
blessings, preference, insight: Hi Vera, Sorry, but I don t understand your question. Does God prefer one youth over another? No. Does God prefer youth over older people? No. God loves all of us the same. Feel free to rephrase your question, and maybe I can give you some more...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Holy Communion, holy communion, faith life
holy communion, faith life, blood of jesus: ABSOLUTELY!! The point, in Communion, is whether or not the individual has a real understanding of what they are doing -- That the bread and wine/juice represent the actual body and blood of Jesus Christ. No one, no matter how old or young they are, should...

Christianity --Youth Issues: hi, god blessings, qestion
god blessings, qestion, word of god: It doesn t say that Judas is not forgiven and it doesn t say that he is forgiven, either. He obviously feels guilty but instead of doing anything about that, he kills himself. We don t know if he was forgiven or not. Good question though, I appreciate that...

Christianity --Youth Issues: how to keep a godly relationship with girls, sexual immorality, godly relationship
sexual immorality, godly relationship, colossians 3: emmanuel, I am going to give you a set of scriptures that I hope will help. These scriptues will help you in those moments that you think you are going to think of women in a bad respect. I try to think of women my age as my sister. I think of older women...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Liquid, christian perspective, natural solution
christian perspective, natural solution, quick reply: Rafs, Well, that liquid is semen. Semen is the liquid that is released from the penis during ejaculation. I don t understand him saying that this is giving him pain? It s not a problem unless he is having more problems physically, then he needs to go...

Christianity --Youth Issues: mormons/LDS church, jack mormon, mormon church
jack mormon, mormon church, secret ceremonies: Hi Lily- It looks pretty obvious to me that you have read little of what I suggested you read, particularly on the http://exmormon.org site. If you re not going to read what I suggest, then there is no way I can help you. You ve made up your mind that...

Christianity --Youth Issues: non believing children, southern baptist church, oh goodness
southern baptist church, oh goodness, single mother: Dear Jenn, I thought of you today when I was reading something. My husband and I are part of a parenting class at church - We re reading through the book Shepherding a Child s Heart, by Ted Tripp. It s excellent, so far. Chapter two is what I d highly...

Christianity --Youth Issues: PLEASE HELP. THIS IS KIND OF AN EMERGENCY!!, burning sensation, christian girl
burning sensation, christian girl, arguement: If it is Voodo then 1st apologize to your sister if she gets mad at you then accept ask her for forgiveness and then ask God. Even if your sister doesn t forgive you as long as you ask her for forgiveness. and then God will take of the rest. finally DON T...

Christianity --Youth Issues: what about when two partners love each other, hinderances, two partners
hinderances, two partners, better future: If they both love each other that much, they should be able to wait until they are married to be that intimate. It is a sin to have sex before marriage. They both need to remember that. If they feel nervous because of that, that means they know they shouldn...

Christianity --Youth Issues: piercing, nose piercings, bible times
nose piercings, bible times, cauls: Hi Anna, Nose piercings are a cultural thing. In Bible times, it was considered to be a mark of beauty. Today most see it as a mark of rebellion. You have to decide which it is. In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Relationship before the navy, relationship, pressure
relationship, pressure, romance: Hello there, brother. You ve encountered an issue that many men, young and old alike (and many women, for that matter), have run into in the past, and that is the difficulty of mismatched expectations. It sounds like you were dating Stacy mostly to be...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual activity, sexual purity
sexual purity: Brad, I commend you for saving sex for marriage. I have a load full of verses for you to really meditate on when it comes to messing around or sexual acts before marriage. Acts 15:20; Romans 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:13,18; 7:2; 10:8; 2 Corinthians...

Christianity --Youth Issues: telling a lie, ephesians 3 20, sad at times
ephesians 3 20, sad at times, colossians 1: Ryan, God says If we confess our sins He is just and faithful to forgive us 1 John 1:9. Yes God will forgive you. But the more lie or compromise in other areas, the easier it is to keep doing that more and more. God loves you and soooo delights...

Christianity --Youth Issues: My 16 year old friend loving a older man, minors, romance
minors, romance, underage: Hello, Chris. This is a tricky situation to explain, to be certain, but it is one that is not going to be able to be resolved easily, either. Chances are good that your friend has fallen in love with the idea of this person, rather than the person himself,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: My 16 year old friend loving a older man, religious sense, older man
religious sense, older man, soulmate: Hi Chris, I m not sure that there are any rules about this in a church. I also don t know if it s God s will for her. Personally, I think it s a little strange that at 16 your friend already has her whole life planned out. And it s based around a 28 year...

Christianity --Youth Issues: My 16 year old friend loving a older man, religious sense, piece of advice
religious sense, piece of advice, infatuation: This is tough. Although an age difference like this doesn t automatically doom a person to hell, it is a bit of a concern when the girl is 16. The biggest piece of advice that I have for you is that if you have concerns, let her know about them, just in a...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Animals and Christianity?, God loves animans, pets
God loves animans, pets, animal welfare: Hi Brittany, Many thanks for writing and your interesting question. To be totally honest, it s not something I ve ever thought about when reading this verse but I can understand why you might reason it like this. These verses are warning of the dangers...

Christianity --Youth Issues: anger at God, god has a reason, angry with god
god has a reason, angry with god, evil king: Show her the verse in the Bible about Hezekiah Second kings 20:1-6 and then read 2Kings 20:21 - 21:2 Note 15 years were added to his life and Manasseh was only 12 when he was made king. Also note that Manasseh was the worst king to ever live as king. Point...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Break up, good personality, job interview
good personality, job interview, couple times: It s hard for me to give you an answer to this question without knowing you AND her, as well as what your relationship was like. But the one thing that I did catch was that you said that you don t think you ll ever marry her. That s an important point to me...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Christian Relationships, spirit wars, christian relationships
spirit wars, christian relationships, spirit of god: Awesome, Katy -- So you have let him go , and aren t pursuing a romantic relationship any more? Just clarifying - that s what it sounded like, except I guess I was confused by the phrase my man - maybe that s just an expression! God bless you! Please...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Dateing A Older Male, pastor don, ye children
pastor don, ye children, bible: Hi Christopher, Thanks for this great question. Your friend is correct that there are no age limits in the Bible, but there are clear warnings about listening to your father. Pro 4:1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Forgiveness, God, Jesus
God, Jesus, the Good News: Hey Emily, Thank you for your honesty. I m gonna lay out the gospel for you: God sent His Son, Jesus, perfect in every way to die in the place of sinners, which is each and EVERY one of us. I capitalize that so that you recognize that we all have sinned...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Animals and Christianity?, stronger than anything, supernatural being
Christianity --Youth Issues: Animals and Christianity?, stronger than anything, supernatural being, female friend

Christianity --Youth Issues: Christian Relationships, almighty creator, loving parent
Christianity --Youth Issues: Christian Relationships, almighty creator, loving parent, deadly sins

Christianity --Youth Issues: hey how can i serve god better, loving parent, god
Christianity --Youth Issues: hey how can i serve god better, loving parent, god

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship/prophet, courage
Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship/prophet, courage

Christianity --Youth Issues: My Son Says He's Agnostic, self esteem, confidence
Christianity --Youth Issues: My Son Says He's Agnostic, self esteem, confidence, anger

Christianity --Youth Issues: my friend, loving god, hindus
loving god, hindus, mankind: First let him see how you love God and how god has changed you for the better. Do not force him to make a decision. Most Christians try to make people believe in God but Muslims do the same thing as do the Hindus. The only way for someone to truly repent is...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Help, bloom of youth, pleasurable sensations
bloom of youth, pleasurable sensations, reproductive organs: HI Nathan I enclose a bible based article for you-- Young People Ask . . . Why Is It So Hard to Avoid Masturbation? “HABITS are like a soft bed—easy to get into but hard to get out of.” So goes one saying. And how true this is of masturbation! One...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Homosexuality, exodus international, ephesians 3 20
exodus international, ephesians 3 20, colossians 1: Peter, There is a group called Exodus International geared specifically for people struggling with homosexuality. The link is http://www.exodus-international.org/. They can help you and walk along side you in your journey. And they too have walked...

Christianity --Youth Issues: helping people, friend tyler, religoin
friend tyler, religoin, mike thanks: I got Tyler s question and responded to him, so thanks for sending him this direction. Just tell him your story with Christ. You don t have to have all the answers, just be honest. And if you can, get him involved in your church with someone older like a youth...

Christianity --Youth Issues: hey how can i serve god better, hang ups, pet sins
hang ups, pet sins, personal relationship: Hi Mike, That s cool that you want to be a missionary. Yeah, we all sin even once we know Jesus personally. Remember, His grace is for our walk too, not just our eternal destination. I mean, you can t earn your sanctification, growth in Christ,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, masturbation, adolescence
masturbation, adolescence, lust: Hello, brother. You raise an issue which is very common in adolescence. The Bible does not say, at any point, you shall not masturbate, period, if that s what you were wondering. That being said, there are miscellaneous reasons why people object to it...

Christianity --Youth Issues: non believing children, southern baptist church, oh goodness
southern baptist church, oh goodness, single mother: Dear Jenn, I thought of you today when I was reading something. My husband and I are part of a parenting class at church - We re reading through the book Shepherding a Child s Heart, by Ted Tripp. It s excellent, so far. Chapter two is what I d highly...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I possibly have seen signs from god Is this true?, sign from god, confusing situation
sign from god, confusing situation, pastor don: Hi Christopher, Thank you for this great question. It is obvious that you are very much overcome by this girl. She is in every one of your thoughts. You will see her name everywhere, even in the clouds. However, the Bible does not speak of this kind...

Christianity --Youth Issues: realtionship/prophet, prophets, relationships
prophets, relationships, college: Hey Brian, Thanks for your question! This is a tough situation. Clearly she is going to be afraid to get serious with you, Brian, if she thinks that you are going to ruin her life. She probably is trying to keep you at a distance now, since she thinks you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Did I recieve A Sign from god, sign from god, confusing situation
sign from god, confusing situation, jeremy camp: Chris, If you feel that you are receiving signs from God then you may. The Lord uses people and His word to get through to us. He uses our dreams and also just that gut feeling. The Holy Spirit is in us guiding us all the time. If you have accepted Christ...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Did I recieve A Sign from god, sign from god, angel of light
sign from god, angel of light, confusing situation: Chris, You didn t mention your age but I am guessing you are still in high school. Our emotions are so wonderful, so powerful, so amazing. I can t tell you whether those signs are from the Lord or from the evil one trying to appear as an angel...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Did I recieve A Sign from god, signs from God, relationships
signs from God, relationships, unrequited love: Hey Chris, Thanks for your question! This is a tough question to ask, because no one can tell you without a doubt whether or not God is giving you a sign. That being said, I m about to give you some tough love. I don t know why you feel you need...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Did I recieve a sign, sign from god, confusing situation
sign from god, confusing situation, jeremy camp: It is certainly possible that you have been given a sign (or many signs!) However, I don t feel as though it is really possible for me to tell you for certain. You should find a person whose wisdom you trust to help you discern this. I do see how this can...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship, shy guy, conversation topics
shy guy, conversation topics, going to college: First off you need to know if this is a girl you could marry and if so then be the best friend you can be. don t worry about physically doing anything. because girls like best friends whereas guys want a physical buddy. When you can to the point of her turning...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship/prophet, eachother, 4 months
eachother, 4 months, prophet: It took me six years to get the girl I believe that God had for me and so I understand where you are and I understand what your friend is going through as well. So I will sum it all up like this. If you really love then don t date her...Just be the best friend...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship/prophet, eachother, 4 months
eachother, 4 months, prophets: Hi Brian It seems that she is more *into her *christianity* than you, wouldn t you say? She has been prophesied over and told of a disaster in this relationship by a prophet. Now, unless she is seeing some other boy, this would mean, to her at least, that...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship/prophet, eachother, 4 months
eachother, 4 months, prophet: Brian, You didn t say if you were a Christian or not, but one thing I can assure you of is that if God wants you together NOTHING will stop that! I would encourage you to fall more in love with Jesus and God every day. Be her friend. Encourage her...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship/prophet, gift of prophecy, prophecies
gift of prophecy, prophecies, eachother: Hi Brian, Thank you for this great question. I am very sorry for my late response. I wrote a response a couple of days ago, but apparently it did not transmit. God used the gift of prophecy, or, direct revelation, before the Bible was completed. Once...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship/prophet, heartache, eachother
heartache, eachother, 4 months: Hello Brian, Was she seeing you at the time? Was she seeing anybody? You said she is very religious and so are you so maybe you both need to pray and find out what it meant. You both need to find out if it would work at all. I recommend this anyway when...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship/prophet, biblical god, hocuspocus
biblical god, hocuspocus, fortunetellers: GREAT! This is wonderful news, and it makes me feel happy to hear. Just make sure you are looking to God for the personal and loving relationship, not primarily the girl you like so much. How is that going, by the way? Have you had a chance to talk with...

Christianity --Youth Issues: rock music, pastor don, oppinion
pastor don, oppinion, philippians: Hi Matthew, Thanks for this question. My oppinion does not matter. Consider the following verse: Philippians 4:8 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: My Son Says He's Agnostic, agnosticism, parenting
agnosticism, parenting, college: Dear Cris, I understand that you must feel very confused and worried regarding this new direction in your son s life. Such a change can seem like an immense wall that separates your son from you, or perhaps as though he s betrayed his upbringing. Fortunately,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: stuff..., devil, forgiveness
devil, forgiveness: Hi Nikki, Many thanks for your message. I m not sure if you re asking me if I think you ve already sold your soul or if I think God will forgive you for saying the things you ve said. In either case, it is never to late to get yourself right with God....

Christianity --Youth Issues: teen issues, luck bro, teen issues
luck bro, teen issues, masturbation: First off the issue of masturbation isn t an addiction it s natural for us to want pleasure. But the secret to quitting isn t a once I get victory then I never have to battle it again issue. Sorry to say it is constantly nagging you. If you can withstand...

Christianity --Youth Issues: teenage relationship, late night conversation, sister relationship
late night conversation, sister relationship, group outings: Mary, The brother sister relationship is a different and dynamic thing. The best thing about having a close relationship with your sister is you are able to really open up and allowed to be yourself. My own kids spent time together and I found it to be...

Christianity --Youth Issues: wat to do, Christian family, missionary
Christian family, missionary, youth pastor: Hi Mike, Many thanks for your question. Your enthusiasm to want to serve God as a missionary and youth pastor is great. The best and most powerful thing you can do now is spend time praying to God about this. He alone knows the plans He has for you and your...

Christianity --Youth Issues: weird dream HELP!, school counselors, dream dreams
school counselors, dream dreams, scary dream: Kori, Sometimes a dream is just a dream. You could have had something to eat that did agree with you. You may also be worried about someone that you know that you get a strange feeling about and it has got into your subconscience and has made a dream. Dreams...

Christianity --Youth Issues: how can i do more?, holy ghost, pastor don
holy ghost, pastor don, harvest field: Hi Mike, THanks for this great question. Every great missionary starts out being involved in his local church. God sends missionaries from the local church. Acts 13:1-4 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers;...

Christianity --Youth Issues: ALCOHOL DRINKING, binge drinker, binge drinking
binge drinker, binge drinking, inhibitions: Denis- Well first of all, I ve got to tell you to stop, because it s against the law at your age. It s against the law for a reason - your body, and your mind, are not mature enough to process the alcohol. It doesn t sound like you re binge drinking,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Cat out of the bag, jeremiah 29 11, hope and a future
jeremiah 29 11, hope and a future, isaiah 55: Hi NG, This is a very interesting question :) The easiest way to answer you is to direct you to Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Christian and a non-Christian marriage, hebrews 11 1, some statistical data
hebrews 11 1, some statistical data, promise god: Hi Jonathan, Thanks for your question and apologies for the delay in replying but as far as I can find, there is no statistical data available such as you describe. This is probably due to the fact that God alone knows His plans for each of us and who are...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Christians response to an alcoholic, alcoholic
alcoholic: Love. I don t know the context of the relationship, but the Christian s response to anyone in sin should be one of love. Above all else, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. -1 Peter 4:8 Wishing you the best, Aliss...

Christianity --Youth Issues: closet christianity, distancing, Christian lifestyle
distancing, Christian lifestyle, lost faith: Dear sister, I d like to start by thanking you for attempting to approach someone about the issues you face. It is never a good thing to face difficult times alone, and this matter is no exception. Have you heard of the tactic divide and conquer? It is...

Christianity --Youth Issues: The Devil, satan, devil
satan, devil: Hi Victoria, Many thanks for your thought provoking questions. To be honest, much of the time I try to avoid answering the unanswerable questions like these but I ll give it a go! The first truth you must hang on to is that God is all-knowing (the posh...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I am fat and depressed, porn stars, happiness
Christianity --Youth Issues: I am fat and depressed, porn stars, happiness, validity

Christianity --Youth Issues: I am fat and depressed, food doctor, best exercise
Christianity --Youth Issues: I am fat and depressed, food doctor, best exercise, time god

Christianity --Youth Issues: I am fat and ugly and it's not fair, clown luv, faith journey
Christianity --Youth Issues: I am fat and ugly and it's not fair, clown luv, faith journey, baby carrots

Christianity --Youth Issues: fornication, niv study bible, 1st corinthians 7
Christianity --Youth Issues: fornication, niv study bible, 1st corinthians 7, fleshly desires

Christianity --Youth Issues: Why did God make me fat?, financial help, celebrities as role models
Christianity --Youth Issues: Why did God make me fat?, financial help, celebrities as role models, natural health alternatives

Christianity --Youth Issues: I am a good person who is fat and ugly --why?, dremas, perfect women
Christianity --Youth Issues: I am a good person who is fat and ugly --why?, dremas, perfect women, positive thinking

Christianity --Youth Issues: I hate the way I look, and it's not fair, good nutrition, losing weight
Christianity --Youth Issues: I hate the way I look, and it's not fair, good nutrition, losing weight, health

Christianity --Youth Issues: Inappropriate dress, periodic group, strong belief
Christianity --Youth Issues: Inappropriate dress, periodic group, strong belief, saviour

Christianity --Youth Issues: is kissing a sin?, god tonight
Christianity --Youth Issues: is kissing a sin?, god tonight

Christianity --Youth Issues: I am fat and depressed, overweight teenager, faith in god
overweight teenager, faith in god, perfect christian: Lara- When God looks at you, He sees a beautiful young woman. Struggling with weight is a tough problem - I have it, too - but you need to understand that God loves you no matter what you look like or what you weigh. It may seem like the Porn Stars are...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I am fat and depressed, overweight teenager, faith in god
overweight teenager, faith in god, perfect christian: p.s. I know somewhere has said, Being good is its own reward -- and I believe that to be true. And NO reward even comes close to matching the joy of having an intimate relationship with your Creator, the one who knows you are beautiful...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I am fat and ugly and it's not fair, overweight teenager, faith in god
overweight teenager, faith in god, perfect christian: Lara, Bless your heart - please know that a LOT of people struggle with things in their lives that are overwhelming. I know that when we struggle with our weight we feel ugly and unattractive, which is not the way God sees us. But He DOES care. I...

Christianity --Youth Issues: fornication, sex with my girlfriend, bad feelings
sex with my girlfriend, bad feelings, going to heaven: Edgar- The question you re asking I normally get from girls, not guys. For example, my boyfriend wants to have sex all the time and I don t and I think it s wrong and feel bad when I do it. Welcome to reality. Sex feels good, and it sometimes feels...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Why did God make me fat?, overweight, envy
overweight, envy, celebrities: Dear sister, I realize that right now you are likely feeling confused and probably even angry about the injustices you are perceiving to exist in the world--why others have a different appearance and build, ones more desired by our society s standards of...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I am a good person who is fat and ugly --why?, overweight teenager, faith in god
overweight teenager, faith in god, perfect christian: Hi Lara, Thanks for this great question. I am very sorry for this late response. I am also sorry for your pain. There are some things I cannot explain. I was always the ugly kid. No one wanted to have anything to do with me. For a while I just wanted...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Hard to love., whic, many a time
whic, many a time, youth group: Dear N.G., I m so touched by your question, as it shows a sincere desire to reach out to someone hard to love. Remember Jesus said, If have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance, and , It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Help with youth group, adult group, youth leaders
adult group, youth leaders, trouble makers: Haley, I admire you for wanting to do something to help. This girl needs to be sat down by the youth leaders and told whats up. If she is causing a rift then they should step in and take care of her. You could maybe get together some of the other youth...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I hate myself, Christian weight loss, lose weight
Christian weight loss, lose weight, weight loss: Hi Lara, I totally understand how you are feeling. I became a Christian when I was 12 but had been very overweight from a young age. I remember weighing over 140lb at the age of 9. By the time I was 18, I d stopped weighing myself very often but was around...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I hate the way I look, and it's not fair, eating, body image
eating, body image, overweight: Hey Lara, I appreciate your questions. The thing is, you have the answers to them. You know that we are living in a fallen world. Nothing is perfect here anymore, and that means our bodies suffer as well. God never promised that we would be beautiful in...

Christianity --Youth Issues: homosexuality, homosexuality
homosexuality: Hey Carrie! Thank you for your question. It is a hot topic in our society today and I would love to discuss it with you. The main place where it talks about homosexuality in the new testament is 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the wicked...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Inappropriate dress, modesty, dress code
modesty, dress code: Hey Lin, Thanks for your question! This is tough because there isn t much that you can do as a student. As a youth leader, they can set guidelines as to a dress code if necessary. I have had to do this before and it is hard, but at times necessary because...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Interracial marriage, interracial marriage, marriage
interracial marriage, marriage: Hello there! The short answer is generally not. Most worldviews in developed countries do not believe that interracial marriage is ethically wrong, and many even consider it a unique benefit of multicultural societies that such a thing exists. To elaborate...

Christianity --Youth Issues: is kissing a sin?, personal values, unbeliever
personal values, unbeliever, boyfriends: Hi Jen. No where in the bible does it say that kissing is a sin. What the bible does say though is that we shouldn t be yoked together with an unbeliever. So if you were dating someone who is not a christian, than maybe it would be considered one. When...

Christianity --Youth Issues: lust and kissing, lust, adultery
lust, adultery, ten commandments: Dear Jen, Ah, an interesting question! The 10 Commandments do not say that lust is a specific sin; what they -do- say is that you shall not commit adultery. However, lust is considered by many (and I believe a reference to this concept is in the New Testament)...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masterbation, fighting god, romans 7
fighting god, romans 7, apostle paul: Hi Jeffery, Forgiveness comes when you ask for it! Any feeling that makes you think that it does not is fighting God s revealed word! 1 John 1:9 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness....

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship, god god, personality traits
god god, personality traits, kind of man: Dear Tania, I m so sorry it has taken me a couple days to respond. I have been mostly away from my computer. But your question does stir my heart. From the way you described things in your question, I personally believe that this guy is probably...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationships, perfect girl, best of friends
perfect girl, best of friends, new girl: Crushes are hard bro. This is what I will tell focus on God and the things which are priority such as school and work (if you have a job) The girlfriend thing is only a distraction and keeps you from heartbreak. I was a close friend to this girl for years...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sleeping with my girlfriend, abstinence, college
abstinence, college, shared bed: Hello, brother. Your concern is actually one that has been on the mind of human culture for a long time, and is one that has met with many different responses due to the fact that there really isn t a clear answer. To wit, in older times, unmarried couples...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Tha cat is out of the bag, amazing age, angel of light
amazing age, angel of light, wonderful person: Hi Taryn, You are at a wonderful, exciting, amazing age and you have a LOT of wonderful things ahead of you. IF, and I emphasize IF, God has revealed that to you, all you have to do is keep your eyes on Jesus, falling more in love with HIM every day...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Thanks and another question, christian god, vanny
christian god, vanny, question thanks: Dear N.G., Not at all, please don t worry about it. Ask as many crush questions as you want. I remember the confusion and frustration of those days. Now that we are married, my husband and I sometimes say to each other how glad we are that we...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Unsure, personal righteousness, belief in god
personal righteousness, belief in god, real faith: For Matt, ~~ I really appreciated your thoughtfully honest question. I don t know if people generally just don t think about life after death, or if they just try to push it aside, because it is certainly something we would need direct revelation...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Youth Dress, galatians 6, biblical principle
galatians 6, biblical principle, male members: Dear Lin, That is a wonderful question, and one which people should be asking more often!! I m assuming Lin is a female name? (I know in some cultures it could be male) I think it s really important for whoever approaches these girls to be of the...

Christianity --Youth Issues: confused and hopeless, family stress, god doesn
family stress, god doesn, adult leader: Hi Kiyonna, First of all, know that God DOES love you and is crying right along with you about your stress. No one deserves to be in your situation. Know also that your siblings need you and depend on you when your mom is not right, so try to do what...

Christianity --Youth Issues: How to deal with love of a friend, intimacy, caleb
intimacy, caleb, blessings: Caleb- If you love each other as much as you say, I m not sure that you can stop your intimacy. My only suggestion is prayer, and a lot of it. As a practical suggestion, when you find yourselves in private, remove yourself from that situation. Sorry...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Engagment, bible study groups, campus crusade for christ
bible study groups, campus crusade for christ, couple ideas: Dear Courtney, I m so sorry I have taken this long to get back to you! How are things going?? First of all, it s really good that you ve made the choice to stop having premarital sex. Besides other reasons, it really gets the focus off...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Family Problems/Religion, assembly of god church, teen mom
assembly of god church, teen mom, brain surgery: Hi Linzi. I want to apologize up front for taking a while to answer this. I wanted to ponder all you said, and pray before I responded back, but then i got the stomach flu, and couldn t really get to my computer. So please accept my apologies! So first,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Rastafari, haille selassie, son of jah
Christianity --Youth Issues: Rastafari, haille selassie, son of jah, king james bible

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexual Immorality, hebrews, implication
Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexual Immorality, hebrews, implication, intercourse sex

Christianity --Youth Issues: sleeping with my boyfriend, sexual temptation, sex god
Christianity --Youth Issues: sleeping with my boyfriend, sexual temptation, sex god, 1 timothy 3

Christianity --Youth Issues: illegitimacy, unmarried parents, illegitimacy
unmarried parents, illegitimacy, hav: Jess- If the topic makes you uncomfortable, I think I would talk to your mum, and perhaps the two of you could have a conference with the teacher. It s possible the teacher doesn t even know of your situation, and I d be highly surprised if she were being...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Why isnt God Listening?, heart in your life, faith in god
heart in your life, faith in god, target: Dear Jordan, I can hear the pain in your voice almost. God feels your pain too, even though it seems like He s totally ignoring it. A verse that I can not quite remember the reference to, but which refers to the Israelite people (who many times...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Lie to Best Friend?, lying, repairing friendship
lying, repairing friendship: Hey Edgar, Thank you for your honest question. I truly appreciate it! Lying is clearly not alright, but I understand the intention behind what you did. You didn t want to just rat out your friend and what she did, and that is admirable. I would think that...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Life vs. God, army veteran, flak
army veteran, flak, morals: Hi Nathan- Go Army! I m an Army veteran, and I, too, found it difficult to follow the right path when I was in the service. I think you ll find that there are plenty of Christians in the Army - you just haven t found them yet. I would recommend that...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Mom wants me to disown best friend, walking in darkness, step dad
walking in darkness, step dad, 2 corinthians 6: Absolutely. Too many Christians get a bad name because they have a tendency to shun those who are non-believers. I believe that we must reach out to them and witness to them, even if our only witness is being their friend. I have an atheist friend who is...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, GOD KNOWS BETTER THAN ANY PHSYCOLOGIST
GOD KNOWS BETTER THAN ANY PHSYCOLOGIST: Hi there Valerie, I enclose a bible based article dealing with this subject. Young People Ask . . . How Serious Is Masturbation? “I’m wondering if masturbation is wrong in the eyes of God. Will it affect my physical and/or mental health in the future...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, open question, adultery
open question, adultery, pancho: Hi Pancho Thanks for this very honest and open question. Although the Bible does not mention masturbation specifically, Jesus tells us that it is sinful to lust after women in your mind. Most masturbation involves some kind of lustful fantasy that Jesus...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Where to meet others., google search, christian friendship
google search, christian friendship, term friendship: Gabriela Hi. Thanks for writing. The obvious place is church, as you mentioned. If you live in a big enough city, shop around for churches and try to find one with a singles program. Do a google search with the keywords: Christian friendship to find...

Christianity --Youth Issues: mutal masterbation, sexual impulses, sexual manipulation
sexual impulses, sexual manipulation, sexual intercourse: We cannot properly flee from fornication if we do not really know what it is. Some in today’s world have adopted a false idea as to the meaning of “fornication.” They imagine that they can satisfy their sexual impulses outside of marriage as long as they...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Pregnant Teens, poor decisions, adult class
poor decisions, adult class, pregnant teens: Deanna- A lot of people would choose throwing her out as an example of poor decisions. I m not in that group. I think she needs the love of Jesus now more than ever, and the best way to show that is to welcome her into the group. As a counselor,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: pornography, pornography
pornography: Hey Chan, What a great question. There are many reasons I suppose that teens do resort to pornography. Maybe feeling anger, frustration, or sadness about things and having no outlet of expression. It could be curiosity that leads someone to look at...

Christianity --Youth Issues: pornography, sexual feelings, serious stuff
sexual feelings, serious stuff, significant others: Teens go to pornography because it s easy access to what they want. Sometimes getting out sexual feelings on your own or with someone else isn t always an option. Pornography is just a way to get out those feelings. The effects are 1)they get the feelings...

Christianity --Youth Issues: pornography, sexual addiction, smoke pot
sexual addiction, smoke pot, unrealistic view: Chan- Pornography is forbidden fruit . Why do teens drink? Drive irresponsibly? Stay out past curfew? Smoke pot? All the same reason - they know they re not supposed to and want to find out what it s all about. What does it affect? It gives an...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Rastafari, cocoa tea, peace with god
cocoa tea, peace with god, god man: Methinks you think rightly! :-) Keep focusing on your Hero, Jesus, and I am positive that you will find the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth ! I m glad you are really thinking. biggest thing to keep in mind, as you think: Take...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Regret and shame, traumatic stress disorder, post traumatic stress
traumatic stress disorder, post traumatic stress, post traumatic stress disorder: Hey Daniel, Thank you for your openness and honesty with me. I know that this must have been very difficult for you to write. I have heard of these kind of effects that you are experiencing. It sounds to me like a form of post-traumatic stress disorder....

Christianity --Youth Issues: Resentment towards God, Jesus, God
Jesus, God, salvation: Hi Sarah, Thanks for your question. I can understand your concerns because the idea of giving your life into the hands of another person is scary and fraught with danger. However, there are two things I would encourage you to bear in mind. The first is...

Christianity --Youth Issues: SAlvation., word made flesh, many voices
word made flesh, many voices, true answer: Yes Corinna, you got it! But not only read it, but believe it. When it says, I will never leave you nor forsake you! Believe it. When it says it is God who will complete the work He has started in you! Believe it... When it says, Greater is He that is...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexual Immorality, sexual immorality, bible
sexual immorality, bible, sexual sin: Hey Kristymarie, Thank you so much for your question! Unfortunately the Bible does not give a clear cut definition of sexual immorality. However, there are some areas that show us what it means. Hebrews 13:4 says, Marriage should be honored by all,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: SLEEPING WITH MY BOYFRIEND, 1 corinthians 7, lord jesus christ
1 corinthians 7, lord jesus christ, pastor don: Hi Kathy, Thanks for this great question. I believe that you may be playing with fire. If you love each other, you will be naturally physically drawn to each other. If you are touching, kissing, hugging, and sleeping together, you will naturally be...

Christianity --Youth Issues: salvation, faith groweth, having hope
faith groweth, having hope, pie in the sky: chris-19-England Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think as to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to each man a measure of...

Christianity --Youth Issues: salvation, mad at god, question god
mad at god, question god, jesus christ: Chris- Okay, that s a lot clearer, and what I thought you meant. Simple answer? There is no simple answer, that s why it s called fake. If you continue to seek His will in your life, spend time with reading the Bible and going to worship, and even...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sleeping with my boyfriend, pre marital sex, tempting fate
pre marital sex, tempting fate, god thanks: Kathy- I know of no Bible verses about cuddling. And cuddling can have a lot of leeway in its definition. I m proud of you for wanting no pre-marital sex, but I think you may be bordering on risky behavior - cuddling leads to more, and you may be tempting...

Christianity --Youth Issues: suicide, hara kiri, university in the philippines
hara kiri, university in the philippines, far eastern university: Hi June- In japanese society, hari-kari is a matter of honor, not having anything to do with religion. Those who commit hari-kari would be honored by their family. Why do they do it? I don t know, it doesn t make sense to me. I suggest you do some research...

Christianity --Youth Issues: suicide, university in the philippines, far eastern university
university in the philippines, far eastern university, god dwelleth: Hi June; (1) Does committing suicide an act of sin? 1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1Co 3:17 If any man destroyeth the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Why?, ladder day saints, son jesus christ
ladder day saints, son jesus christ, latter day saint: McKenna, No, it s not my website. I m just one of many who uses the website as a forum to help answer questions people have, about all kinds of different subjects. I get some heart-wrenching questions sometimes, from teens, who want to know how the Bible...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Boundaries of Stealing, derrick, boundaries
derrick, boundaries, god: Derrick, I appreciate your concern for being truthful and above-board. My answer is short but sweet: I personally don t find anything wrong with what you are doing. BUT, you should follow what you think God wants you to do. God cares most...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Christianity and Dating, purity ring, good question
purity ring, good question, good friend: Hi Megan- Thanks for writing. It s a good question you ask, and it s good that you ask it when you re just making out and not more. Kissing at age 15 is ok in my book. Making out? Not so much. Also, when you say your friend is a few years older, is...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Dating a Non-Christian, relationship god, beautiful girls
relationship god, beautiful girls, jesus christ: MInal- Yes, please do pray for him, but you have to leave him. He will turn to God when he decides to. As for God s plan for you, just keep praying for him to show it to you. Eventually, he will. Perhaps God is telling you now to concentrate on your...

Christianity --Youth Issues: The END of the WORLD., savior jesus, coming back to earth
savior jesus, coming back to earth, lord and savior: Dear Roman, DEFINITELY, just keep growing closer to Jesus -- share the gospel, so that when the end of the world does come, you will be taking as many people to heaven with you as you possibly can. Make the gospel as attractive as you can to as...

Christianity --Youth Issues: music and confusement, true followers, empire state
Christianity --Youth Issues: music and confusement, true followers, empire state, breaking benjamin

Christianity --Youth Issues: Piercings, nail polish, and clothes., choir rehearsal, style preference
Christianity --Youth Issues: Piercings, nail polish, and clothes., choir rehearsal, style preference, worship choir

Christianity --Youth Issues: forgiveness, homecoming dance, trust issues
homecoming dance, trust issues, forgiveness: Edgar- i think the best thing you can do is forget about her and work on your relationship with God before you go out with any other girls. You re accussing your girlfriend of fornicating with her date, yet you yourself fornicated with another girl while...

Christianity --Youth Issues: hloly spirit forgiveness, blasphemy against the holy spirit, reading the old testament
blasphemy against the holy spirit, reading the old testament, power of the devil: Dear Richard, I have taken the liberty to cut and paste some responses I ve given on the issue of blasphemy in the past. I think it is widely misunderstood, and what you have mentioned in your question does not sound to me like the sin of blasphemy. ...

Christianity --Youth Issues: homosexuality, thanks to god, messiah
thanks to god, messiah, purity: Kenneth- It s going to take time to reconcile your Christianity with your sexuality. God calls you to a life of purity. Unfortunately for you, that means a life of celibacy, or living in a possibly unfulfilled marriage. I think you re doing the right...

Christianity --Youth Issues: How to live in this modern day of age, hell on earth, sexual desires
hell on earth, sexual desires, john questions: Hi John- Questions 1, 3, and 6 are the same. Once you are saved, you are saved. You will continue sinning because you are human, but you are nonetheless saved. We all have a nature to sin, but because Jesus died, we can all be saved if we put our trust...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Marriage and Ministry, pastor don, work time
pastor don, work time, family man: Thank you for this great question. I have a few tips that will help you juggle both a ministry and a family. 1. Set a defininate schedule. Just like any other jobs, it is not unreasonable to say, that this is my scheduled work time, therefore I am unavailable....

Christianity --Youth Issues: Marriage and Ministry, marriage, desk
marriage, desk, god: You need to think about why you fell in love with your wife. You loved her first and she was enough. You just need to find a way to separate your work life with your home life. There is a difference and I think that it s really important for you to draw the...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Masturbating, god god, sexual thoughts
god god, sexual thoughts, god doesn: Yes, maybe. Yes, doing it with your girlfriend is a sin. Masturbating by yourself may or may not be. Masturbating with your girlfriend is essentially having sex with her, and God doesn t want you to have sex before you re married. Please see my advice...

Christianity --Youth Issues: music and confusement, satanic bands, devil worshipper
satanic bands, devil worshipper, first communion: Dear Ashley, Please forgive me for taking this long to write back to you. Besides things being real busy, I just wanted to take my time to really think and pray over your question. The Lord is the one who gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Piercings, nail polish, and clothes., peasant skirt, rebellious side
peasant skirt, rebellious side, dark colors: Melanie- Good news and bad news. The Good news is that God doesn t really care what you wear, how you re pierced, what color your nail polish is. The Bad news is that if your parents are paying for your college education, then they may very well have...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexual Fetish, fur fur, fur blankets
fur fur, fur blankets, fur coats: Sorry I m late with answering this, but I ve had an incredibly busy weekend, and I m about to leave for the Saints Jets game in a few minutes. I wanted to give you a good answer, so I ll try to do that tonight when I get home from the game. A short answer...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexual immorality, what is sexual immorality, bed undefiled
what is sexual immorality, bed undefiled, word pornography: Hi Ashley, Thank you for this great question. The word for sexual imorality in the King James is fornication which comes from the Greek word PORNEA the same word from which we get the English word pornography. So fornication is any kind of sexual...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sex, bible education, bible knowledge
bible education, bible knowledge, religious ceremony: HI Lovely, you said-- I have so many questions that i can t get answer to, can you give me some advice with some of these questions? Be happy to :¬) born again Christian did you know that the bible says this is a limited number? I had premarital...

Christianity --Youth Issues: TATTOO'S, earth prayer, prayer and faith
earth prayer, prayer and faith, lord jesus christ: Hello Marlon, Thank you for this great question. There is only one verse in the entire Bible that MIGHT be talking about tattoos. Here is the verse: Leviticus 19:27-28 27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners...

Christianity --Youth Issues: ??, homecoming football game, choices of the heart
homecoming football game, choices of the heart, god has another plan: Dear Hal, Thanks for your question. This stage of your life is not easy, with all the choices of the heart that must be made, huh?? Well, I m assuming that the ex boyfriend was NOT a Christian? I don t know if the whole texting thing as a...

Christianity --Youth Issues: 99 cent miracles?, rock singers, pop singers
rock singers, pop singers, windows of heaven: Hi Coral, Thank you for this great question. I am very sorry for my late response. I have several thoughts that may help. First of all, any time that you are bothered by a message, you should talk to your pastor, not to get him to account for his words,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Afraid of mortal sins, list of mortal sins, worship god
list of mortal sins, worship god, mortal sin: Wow, so sorry for the delay in getting back with you! My laptop crashed sometime ago, and I am just starting to get caught back up with everything! If you still need some help in this area, I would be very happy to help you! I believe I have the answers...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Anal sex, sexual inclinations, moral inventory
sexual inclinations, moral inventory, eternal separation: Well Justin. Even the worst murderer in the world, can be saved from eternal separation from the Love and kindness of God, IF.. they repent! So there is still hope for you! God doesn t send anyone to the lake of fire Justin, we do that ourselves! Gentlemen,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I have just accepted God into my life., gifts god, man god
gifts god, man god, term boyfriend: Dear Veronica, I am so happy and blessed to hear of your true heart for Jesus Christ and how you want to live your life for Him. I see that you understand that He wants your all. That is so good, and a very valuable thing to understand. I d like...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I am beginning to doubt god, joshua 6, god orders
joshua 6, god orders, god question: You are correct, Alex. I did not say that it was 100% made by man AND I did not say that it was 100% made by God. My conclusion regarding this was that it was a combination of both. Regarding your dilemma; Christianity itself has no answer for that. In fact,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Confession, man jesus christ, nitty gritty details
man jesus christ, nitty gritty details, new creation in christ: Dear Justine, Good News! Jesus is your Great High Priest. If you have come to Him on His good merit, not your own, and said Jesus, all of my sin separates me from God, and it s only your sacrifice on the cross that saves me! Please forgive me for...

Christianity --Youth Issues: clearity, bed undefiled, pastor don
bed undefiled, pastor don, whoremongers: Hi Rose, Thanks for this great question. I am not sure what you mean by boyfriend. If you are talking about simply being friends with more than one man... that is fine... but if you mean to be romaniically and physically involved with multiple partners,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: closer to god, relationship with god, life in god
relationship with god, life in god, evil things: Dear Leslie, It sounds like your boyfriend really isn t supportive of your relationship with God. If your relationship with God is what you want to be the most important thing to you, does that say something to you about your relationship with your...

Christianity --Youth Issues: confusion, temple of the living god, 2 corinthians 6
temple of the living god, 2 corinthians 6, french kiss: Hi Adriana, Thank you for this great question. I am glad that this boy is a nice boy... and spiritual, but if you are a born again Christian and he is not, the Bible clearly forbids you to marry him. 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 14 Be ye not unequally yoked...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Dating a Non-Christian, god answer, jesus christ
god answer, jesus christ, madam: Hello again Minal :¬) Lets look at some of your points-- i have become so weak that i don t know what to do Then we need to get ourselves strong & there is no better way than by studying God s word, lets see how it can stregthen us-- Sometimes...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Dating a Non-Christian, relationship god, beautiful girls
relationship god, beautiful girls, jesus christ: MInal- Yes, please do pray for him, but you have to leave him. He will turn to God when he decides to. As for God s plan for you, just keep praying for him to show it to you. Eventually, he will. Perhaps God is telling you now to concentrate on your...

Christianity --Youth Issues: ex girlfriend, x girlfriend, kinds of stress
x girlfriend, kinds of stress, god didn: Dear Xavier, I m sorry you re going through such a hard time! Well, a couple things: I d encourage you to encourage your x-girlfriend to do what she thinks is right, not what feels easiest. I know it may seem least confrontational to just stay with...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I am beginning to doubt god, loose faith, christian god
Christianity --Youth Issues: I am beginning to doubt god, loose faith, christian god, massacres

Christianity --Youth Issues: Help I need answers, please., glad tidings, confused
glad tidings, confused, prayers: Dear Chelsea!! Thanks for the nice question. I am so glad to hear that you are so much concerned about your faith. God loves everybody the same and listens to all our prayers and supplications. Its is stated in the Holy Bible that, 1 Kings 8:28...

Christianity --Youth Issues: hello, miss kitty, miles from my home
miss kitty, miles from my home, dorms: Miss Kitty- Two suggestions. First, go live in the dorm! It s not too late. The college isn t going to put you in a Freshman dorm, so you will likely be with students your age. It s never too late to start. Second, find a Christian church s fellowship...

Christianity --Youth Issues: hello, earnest expectation, creature waiteth
earnest expectation, creature waiteth, question god: Hi Misskitty, Thank you for this interesting question. God did create man perfect. He also gave Adam and Eve a free will. They chose to sin. When they did, they fell under the curse of sin which was pain, disease, and death. All of creation is under...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, new obsession, male perspective
new obsession, male perspective, god god: Hi Liz- Interesting question that I get asked a lot. Here s an answer. Is Masturbation a sin? Masturbation is not mentioned specifically in the Bible. Because of that, we don’t really know whether it is a sin or not. Many people say yes. Many...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Question, miss kitty, garden of eden
miss kitty, garden of eden, bad decisions: Miss Kitty- God doesn t want you or anyone to suffer. God Himself suffered when they killed His son. And God suffered when His people (Israelites) made bad decisions. As far as God making everything perfect, He did - it was called the Garden of Eden....

Christianity --Youth Issues: Question, miles from my home, having fun with friends
miles from my home, having fun with friends, fun with friends: One thing that came to mind when I was thinking about your question, is that a good church is often a good place to find friends/a boyfriend. You hopefully find quality people there, with good values. Have you tried this? The other idea is, could you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Quick Question, scripture john, calling jesus
scripture john, calling jesus, jesus lord: Hi Tyler, Thanks for this great question. I am not familiar with the website you seem to reference, but I am familiar with the scripture. John 6:44 44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Quick Question, jesus is lord, god salvation
jesus is lord, god salvation, gift of god: Mr. Stroud, I think it means that no one would WANT to say Jesus is Lord - it s not like someone couldn t force the words out of their mouth, or even say the words mockingly, right ? But no one can say it and mean it unless the Holy Spirit is already...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Quick Question, god calleth jesus, saviour of the world
god calleth jesus, saviour of the world, jesus is lord: This is a great question. One that I wasn t real sure on for a lot of my own life. But let me tell you what I believe this is referring to. The passage in question is in I Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Quick Question, 1 corinthians 12, jesus is lord
1 corinthians 12, jesus is lord, spirit of god: What is the reference? Is it from scripture? I m not familiar with it. And, I m not Mr. Stroud - didyou send the question to the wrong person? blessings, carl Tyler - I found the verse in question, and I suppose you could interpret it the...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Scared of College, miracles of the bible, understanding your faith
miracles of the bible, understanding your faith, college question: I am glad you found your peace. Thank you for sharing. I really recommend that you go to college, even if it isn t a Christian one. In the meantime, you should have a look at this book. You may find it very useful. Here is the link from Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/How-Stay-Christian-College-Th1nk/dp/1576835103/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_a...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Self habit, god god, sexual thoughts
god god, sexual thoughts, sexual desire: See my essay below and see if that helps. Is Masturbation a sin? Masturbation is not mentioned specifically in the Bible. Because of that, we don’t really know whether it is a sin or not. Many people say yes. Many say no. It’s one of those issues...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexless homosexuality., homosexuality, Islam
homosexuality, Islam, christianity: Dear Shelby! Thanks for the nice question which i picked up from the question pool in which you have asked for a diverse answer. I am pleased to hear that you are not involved in heinous sin like adultary which is not only prohibited in Christianity...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexual temptations, 1 corinthians 10 13, sexual temptations
1 corinthians 10 13, sexual temptations, roller coasters: Bradlee- The temptations show that you are human. The fact that you control the temptations are more spiritual in nature. You didn t say how far you ve gone or been tempted to go, so I m just going to lay out a scenario, okay? You re at home, your...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Step Brother, ballet dancing, step brother
ballet dancing, step brother, killing stuff: D Roc- I thought I sent you a long answer to this, but it doesn t seem to be posted, so I ll try again. Do NOT blackmail your brother - that will only exasperate the situation. This is a serious issue that needs to be dealt with, but blackmail is not...

Christianity --Youth Issues: school troubles, guidance counselor, peace in my heart
guidance counselor, peace in my heart, chamber singers: Dear Katie, A couple things come to mind. First, it s really great that you were praying for guidance from God to pick the right class. And I guess in some ways you have come to the right expert person (not that I consider myself an expert in this...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sex, Islam, christianity
Islam, christianity, Quran: Dear Brother!! Thanks for the question. Both adultary and gayism are condemned in Christianity and Islam. Infact every religion of the world prohibits such heinous sins. Below are the teachings of Quran and Bible regarding adultary and gayism. ...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sins, talking to god, forgiveness
talking to god, forgiveness, unforgivable sin: Marcus, If someone asks you if you are praying and you say nothing that is not a sin. if you are asked if you believe in Christ and you deny that then I think that would be a sin. The simple explanation I have for sin is this. If an action or thought separates...

Christianity --Youth Issues: ..........., personal encounter, dreadful death
personal encounter, dreadful death, romans 10: Dear Anmol, I would love to tell you! It is a word picture, for what happens to a person when he or she personally encounters Jesus Christ. The Bible says, If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have gone, the new has come....

Christianity --Youth Issues: 15 yr. old daughter cutting, christian counselor, family counseling
christian counselor, family counseling, paper cuts: Linda- Thank you for trusting me and contacting me. I have not had any students that cut (that I know of), so I haven t done a lot of research into it. What I do know is that it is a form of control and request for attention. Your daughter has already...

Christianity --Youth Issues: My brother needs help., pitfall, delinquency
pitfall, delinquency, role model: Dear Richard, Finally, here is my response for you, which my husband wrote. I apologize that it took me so long. Hopefully the wait has somehow even worked together for your good in mulling over the issue.... Here it is, cut and pasted : I...

Christianity --Youth Issues: christianity, baptism of the holy ghost, holy sprit
baptism of the holy ghost, holy sprit, sexual immorality: Hi Grace, Thank you for this great question. I am so sorry for my late response. I have some great scriptures for you to memorize and meditate on, coupled with some good teaching. 1. Anytime our heart condemn us, God is greater tahn our hearts and...

Christianity --Youth Issues: crush, sexual relationship, god
sexual relationship, god, biblical standards: no it is not, as long as your are living and abiding by Biblical standards. As long as God is still pleased with your actions, than you have nothing to worry about. If the crush or dating would ever grow into something unhealthy, as in any kind of sexual...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Destruction of world, name of allah, world question
name of allah, world question, destruction of the world: Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful) Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh My Dearest Brother, I am really glad to hear from you again. Thank you very much for reaching out to me from my own country....

Christianity --Youth Issues: 15 yr. old daughter cutting, leviticus 19 28, child of christ
Christianity --Youth Issues: 15 yr. old daughter cutting, leviticus 19 28, child of christ, beards

Christianity --Youth Issues: I need you help, holy spirit, luke 11
Christianity --Youth Issues: I need you help, holy spirit, luke 11, righteousness

Christianity --Youth Issues: Masturbation, male perspective, god god
male perspective, god god, sexual thoughts: Hi Grace- Don t feel alone - this is a question that I am asked frequently. Here s the best answer that I ve come up with: Is Masturbation a sin? Masturbation is not mentioned specifically in the Bible. Because of that, we don’t really know whether...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Methodist Questions, united methodist church, confirmation classes
united methodist church, confirmation classes, beautiful truth: Dear Kevin, Hi! Thanks for your question. It s a very good question. I too, have some problems with what the Catholic Church teaches. However, I have to say that I believe prayer is vital, as it s our connection to our heavenly Father. But not...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, male perspective, stress relief
male perspective, stress relief, youth leader: It doesn t have to be a sin to be wrong or bad for you. I think the use of a dildo probably crosses the line in that it simulates intercourse - I tend to believe that sex with yourself probably violates sex before marriage. If she s using a dildo, she s...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I need you help, pornogrophy, pornographic images
pornogrophy, pornographic images, forgivness: Hi Elias, Well, you certainly do have a problem on your hands. Masturbation can be an issue for many people, especially if it gets in the way of their daily activities. Masturbation itself is not a sin (although, there is some disagreement between church...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexual Acts, horrific death, sexual acts
horrific death, sexual acts, sexual act: Dear Rachel, I apologize for the delay in my response. It s been crazy busy around here. But I didn t mean to keep you waiting. YES, absolutely all sins are able to be forgiven. This is because Jesus died a horrific death on the cross many...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Spirit Baptisim, faith story, gifts of the spirit
faith story, gifts of the spirit, dear carl: I m not sure where this conversation is leading to, but I feel no obligation to answer your questions until I at least know of your intentions of what you re going to do with the answers. I believe that one s faith story is very personal, and I only share...

Christianity --Youth Issues: spankings, being a girl, foster care
being a girl, foster care, whole time: Carmen- Spanking an 11 year old at all is too much. I stopped spanking my daughter when she was about 6. As for the bare skin spanking, it is inappropriate, bordering on sexual abuse. You did the right thing when you told your mother that you should not...

Christianity --Youth Issues: getting someone in trouble, lab computers, honor students
lab computers, honor students, middle finger: Not so sure I d call your friends, friends. Doing something wrong and blaming someone else? What kind of friends are those? Maybe next time they d blame you. I think the best thing you can do is give Logan a heads up and tell him what s going down, and...

Christianity --Youth Issues: why Me?, sex novels, psychological perspective
sex novels, psychological perspective, giving my life: Hi Grace, Well, this certainly is a problem. I would tell you to pray to God, but you have already tried that of course. So, I will try to give you some psychological perspective. First off, do any other type of sexual thoughts occur any time you are doing...

Christianity --Youth Issues: -, righteousness of god, 2 corinthians 5
righteousness of god, 2 corinthians 5, god so loved the world: Hello once again. Thank you for this follow up. I do not think that I can convince you any differently about God. Here is what I can tell you... You are finite, God is infinite. To judge whether or not God is righteous based upon your finite understanding...

Christianity --Youth Issues: -, prophet muhammed, voluntary prayers
prophet muhammed, voluntary prayers, name of allah: Brother you could study the life of Prophet Job/Prophet Jacob etc. They went through series of problems but patience was there weapon. However since Allah/God promises a better hereafter , therefore this life of poverty and problems will be compensated...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Virginity?, sex bottom, cruel person
sex bottom, cruel person, anc: From a religious/spiritual point of view, I don t think that an act or two of sex would connect you. From an emotional/societal point of view, whenever you become intimate with someone, you have to have some sort of connection, and I think you give away part...

Christianity --Youth Issues: My best friend lied to me, psalm 62, new years party
psalm 62, new years party, local university: Dear Catherine, When your friend got together with the guy, was that during a time when you and he were off again ? You know what I mean.... Is it possible that she thought things were over between the two of you? It definitely sounds like someone...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Committed sex before marriage?, marriage, engagement
marriage, engagement, pre-marital sex: Dear Joshua, I must say, I ve never knowingly run across anyone with your condition before! It s an interesting one, and it s nice to learn about something new. In answer to your question, consider, for a moment, the purpose of marriage. A simple ceremony,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Confused....!, sexual immorality, self masturbation
sexual immorality, self masturbation, relationship with god: Hi there Alison, I dont know if your religion would say its wrong, but God says it is-- Masturbation is a form of uncleanness. It can make a person a ‘slave to various desires and pleasures,’ and it fosters attitudes that can be mentally corrupting. (Titus...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Courage, religious freak, missionary trips
religious freak, missionary trips, holy ghost: Hi Michael, Thanks for this great quetion. I have good news! You are not the only one that has struggled with boldness. Boldness is available to anyone who prays for it. The Holy Spirit is waiting to empower anyone who asks to supernatural boldness...

Christianity --Youth Issues: confused, covenant of blood, slow reply
covenant of blood, slow reply, mark of the beast: Hi Fiona, Thank you for your question and sorry for the slow reply. It seems like all I ve done over the last few days is say sorry for being so slow! Whilst I understand this is all very scary (and I speak from experience, I went through a period last...

Christianity --Youth Issues: i dont want to lose a good friend, reguard, gospel story
reguard, gospel story, satanist: David, I have seen this so many times with reguard to other non-believers. Our Christian duty is to tell people the gospel. God will make the change on the heart. If this is a close friend that best way to approach this it this. Tell them that you just...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Committed sex before marriage?, 1 corinthians 7, bible verse
Christianity --Youth Issues: Committed sex before marriage?, 1 corinthians 7, bible verse, satan

Christianity --Youth Issues: girlfriend & masturbation & lust, temptation, lust
temptation, lust: Hello, Michael-- The Bible seems pretty clear on this one--try 1 Corinthians 10:13. God always provides a way that you can overcome or escape temptation, because you re not the only one being singled out for that temptation. Pray for strength, and talk...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Homosexuality, homosexual feelings, same sex attraction
homosexual feelings, same sex attraction, homosexual youth: Im sorry if something I may have said has upset you, I know that as humans we tend to categorise sins (so to speak) so folk in general see adultery as bad, but homosexulality as worse.God doesnt see it like that. My nephew is a homosexual & I love him very...

Christianity --Youth Issues: incest masturbation and fantasy, fighting temptations, naked breasts
fighting temptations, naked breasts, firm breasts: Dear IHAB, Well, a few thoughts here. I confess I am not the most experienced in this sort of counseling - honestly, I m not a counselor at all in the proper sense of the word. But, I am almost positive, from all the wisdom I ve heard from other...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Losing my Religion???, losing my religion, youth minister
losing my religion, youth minister, true friends: Zach- Making a decision to come out of the closet is huge. Before telling your friends at church, I would recommend you telling your parents and also your youth minister. Let them counsel on how to do it, and what to expect. You may be shunned by some...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Masturbation, negative feelings, rare times
negative feelings, rare times, white stuff: Stacy- Your dad was not looking out for your best interest, he was molesting you. Parents are NOT supposed to show their children about sex, they are supposed to TALK to them about it. Perhaps he thought he was doing right, but by society standards, he...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Nakedness in our family, nakedness
nakedness: Hey Meghann, Thank you so much for your question. I appreciate your willingness to talk about something so private. I can definitely understand your desire to have privacy when you are naked. When your body changes, it is natural to want to keep it...

Christianity --Youth Issues: i need support, christian bible study, bible study group
christian bible study, bible study group, jehovah s witnesses: a Christian bible study around Caerleon in Newport, South Wales I am one of Jehovah s Witnesses so any bible study group I would recommend would be Jehovah s Witnesses Kingdom Hall or we come to folks homes & give them a bible study. all the best...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Persuing a certain guy, relationships, coincidences
relationships, coincidences, God thing: Hey Emma Lynne, I definitely understand your desire to be in a relationship. God has put the desire within us to be in a relationship. However, it is all about the right timing and kind of person. It sounds to me as if these things have just sort of...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Really need some answers, pastor don, adultery
pastor don, adultery, king james version: Hi Jonn, I think that you are fooling yourself. If you are not lusting, why do you watch porn and masturbate? Masturbation is a form of sex outside of marriage, it is simply sex with yourself. Matthew 5:27-30 27 Ye have heard that it was said by...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship, relationship problems, drinking
relationship problems, drinking, smoking: Hey Karen, This is a problem that he is not likely to immediately change, especially if he doesn t want to change. It does affect your relationship, the question is what to do about it? You cannot change him, so one option is that you accept that he...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Social, initial plan, sexual activity
initial plan, sexual activity, desmond: Desmond, Breaking up is not a good option. If you have sinned, ask God for forgiveness, and try not to go there again. God does not want to punish you because you had sex, he s already forgiven you - you just need to accept that forgiveness. If you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Are these sins?, sex before marriage, gods eyes
sex before marriage, gods eyes, separate rooms: DANCING? HOLDING HANDS? KISSING? IN OTHER WORDS TOUCHING No, only sex before marriage is wrong in God’s eyes. WHAT ABOUT TWO BEST FRIENDS A GIRL AND A GUY SHARING A HOUSE? SEPARATE ROOMS . Not advisable as it may lead to sin. IS A SIN THAT...

Christianity --Youth Issues: many troubles, masturbation
masturbation: Hello, Thanks for this great question. You are facing the battle all guys do. You are right to fight it. One thng that I can suggest is that you change the food you feed your brain. Garbage in.... garbage out. If you are watching movies with sex scenes,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Un forgiveable sin, UNFORGIVABLE SIN
UNFORGIVABLE SIN: sexual immorality and fornication, is that an unforgivable sin? No On this account I say to you, Every sort of sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the spirit will not be forgiven (Matthew 12;31) Jesus’ warning referred...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Youth and Relationship, kissing, lust
kissing, lust: Dear Elvis-- I would say that it is not a sin merely to kiss, period. After all, kisses can be a sign of brotherly affection, and are commonly used as simple greetings in many parts of the world. Furthermore, I know of nothing in the Bible that says thou...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Christian Friends, young republicans club, politics and religion
young republicans club, politics and religion, christian teens: Hi Donovan, Thanks for this great question. I am sorry for my late response. I do not believe that God is calling you to befreind unbelievers in place of believers. He is calling you to reach them with the gospel, but not to befreind them until they...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Christian Wiccan?, wiccan high priestess, walking in the darkness
wiccan high priestess, walking in the darkness, modern witchcraft: Hi there, Well what she is really saying is; that shes a Christian Witch. Which is impossible because God detests witchcraft as it takes it s power from the Devil. Keep on making sure of what is acceptable to the Lord and quit sharing with them in the...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Confused..., psychology textbook, world psychology
psychology textbook, world psychology, gay animals: Emily, The Bible is the Word of God and we as Christians believe that if God said it then it is true. God did not create people to be gay that would be against him creating Adam and Eve. God believed in marriage so much that the relationship with the church...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Confused..., gay, homosexual
gay, homosexual, church: Hi Emily, Thanks for the follow-up. I can totally understand you feeling bad for people when they talk of how judged and inferior they are made to feel by the church. It is, I believe, one of the church s biggest errors. The church is not there to judge,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Confused about Church, assembly of god church, speaking in tongues
assembly of god church, speaking in tongues, absolute answer: Dear Emily, My personal feeling on this is that it s fine for you to go ! And I think that what God wants most of all, is for you to stay focused on the reason you re going to church in the first place (to worship Him!), making sure you don t get...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Confused about what to think, homosexuality, gay rights
homosexuality, gay rights, christianity: Hey Emily! Thanks so much for your question. OK, there is a very clear distinction that we need to make here. Homosexuality IS a sin as you said (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). However, you are right that we should love them (not accept the sin, accept...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Exploring more of this homosexuality and spirituality, FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD
FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD: HOMOSEXUALS ARE NOT TO PARTAKE IN THE PLEASURES THAT WERE MADE ONLY FOR A HUSBAND AND WIFE? No; according to the Bible book of Genesis, God himself created the differences between males and females. The record states: “God proceeded to create the man...

Christianity --Youth Issues: My Family Members make fun of me, bedtime prayers, step dad
bedtime prayers, step dad, biological father: Victoria- I m so sorry you re having this difficulty. You cannot be responsible for making them respect your faith, but you can make them respect YOU by staying faithful to your faith in a quiet way. At the dinner table, just bow your head quietly and...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Too Strict or not stgrict enough?, secular environment, first kiss
Christianity --Youth Issues: Too Strict or not stgrict enough?, secular environment, first kiss, spiritual battle

Christianity --Youth Issues: HELP!!!Stopping Masturbation, Pornography addiction..., pornography addiction, old routine
pornography addiction, old routine, innocent child: I enclose a bible based article that deals with that subject-- Young People Ask . . . How Can I Conquer This Habit? “I began masturbating when I was eight years old. Later I learned God’s view of the matter. I felt terrible every time I gave in. ‘How...

Christianity --Youth Issues: HELP!!!! Stopping masturabation and pornography addiction., masturbation, guilt
masturbation, guilt, addiction: Dear Marie, First off, I d like to congratulate you on your early start on achieving a career in nursing. Your work there will enable you to change and mend lives, and to be a positive influence in people you may only ever meet once. I salute your choice....

Christianity --Youth Issues: Leviticus 19-32, galatians 3, psalm 51
galatians 3, psalm 51, sexual organs: It was one of the laws given to the Israelites back then, we are not under the Law today, but the principle is still there. The reproductive organs were made to pass on perfect human life. However, because of the inherited effects of sin, imperfect and...

Christianity --Youth Issues: lies, truth, lying
truth, lying, self-esteem: Dear Brit, You have come upon a time in your life that one sees in almost all allegories (famous or otherwise) regarding those who lie on a regular basis--the moment when telling the truth becomes all but imperative, despite the web of lies leading up to...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Masturbatin and hearing god, rhelm, measureing
rhelm, measureing, hearing god: Hi Will..... Is masturbating sinful? Only if the desire of the flesh controls you! We have appetites for food, and we satisfy that urge by eating something. But if eating becomes something that controls us, then we are entering in the rhelm of sin. ...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Masturbation & Religion, porn, pornography
porn, pornography, masturbating: Hey David, Great thoughts and great question! Unfortunately, since Jesus isn t still walking around and answering questions we don t have an *exact* answer to your question. However, I think we can get a pretty good idea. I don t believe that Jesus...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masterbation, flesh lusteth against, 1 corinthians 10 13
flesh lusteth against, 1 corinthians 10 13, galatians 5: Hi Damion, Thank you for this great question. Do not confuse temptation with sin. We all face different types of urges or temptations to sin, it is yielding to that sin that gets us in trouble. Galatians 5:17 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: problems, sex before marriage
sex before marriage: Hey Kris, Thanks for your questions! The Bible refers to sexual immorality and adultery. Over and over again it portrays the right way of sexuality. The right way is within marriage. It s pretty clear. When it talks about keep the marriage bed...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I have relationship dilemma, need help, following God, unequally yoked
following God, unequally yoked, relationship: Hey Jesse, Somehow I just received this question through email, but looking at it I realize you asked it a few weeks ago. I apologize, I make it a habit to answer questions typically the same day they are asked. I appreciate very much the difficulty...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexuality?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, lesbianism: Bisexual is someone who is equally comfortable enjoying sex with both genders, no real preference for one over the other. Bi-curious is someone who is most likely heterosexual, but is curious about or interested in trying sex with a same gender partner,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexuality?, horomones, troubling times
horomones, troubling times, straight answer: All troubling times sooner or later. When will yours pass? Hard to tell - you re just at the begining of adolescence - it sometimes carries on, at least physically, until your 20 s. Emotionally, you ll probably grow up sooner. Just be patient, you have...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexuality?, reason god, abuse issues
reason god, abuse issues, counselor: Even if you don t listen to any other advice I ve given you, LISTEN NOW VERY CAREFULLY. Do not hesitate - tell the counselor at school IMMEDIATELY. Anyone who cuts or threatens to kill themselves must be taken seriously. You will not make the situation...

Christianity --Youth Issues: My Step Brother, step brother, step dad
step brother, step dad, sexual experimentation: Tyson- First of all, you should realize that you are probably not gay - sexual experimentation among brothers is not all that unusual - this is actually the second time the subject has been asked about in the last couple days. So, you re not alone. That...

Christianity --Youth Issues: How to Stop Having Sex, 1 corinthians 7, lord jesus christ
1 corinthians 7, lord jesus christ, strict boundaries: Hi Amber, Thank you for this honest and open question. I am very sorry about my late respose. I am sorry that you have chosen to have sex before marriage. I am glad that you want to stop. Here are some things to consider. 1 Corinthians 7:1-2 ...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Too Strict or not stgrict enough?, homeschooling, prodigal son
homeschooling, prodigal son, trust: Dear Janessa, First off, many apologies about not answering this more promptly. I ve had a lot on my plate lately, and I could have sworn I answered this a while back--I hope it isn t too late in coming! When it comes to public schools, I think you will...

Christianity --Youth Issues: youth camping, camp organization, camp meeting
camp organization, camp meeting, question thanks: The fact that you re in Nigeria probably changes everything. Unless you have the backing of an existing Christian church, I would think the task ahead of you is extremely difficult. Have you thought about joining a missionary organization? There are many...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Boyfriend,sex,and love, sex before marriage
sex before marriage: I am so sorry I m just now getting to this! I can only imagine the pain and heartache you are going through right now. However, I can assure you, and this is what you are not going to want to hear, that if sex were not involved in your relationship,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Christian Music, audio adrenline, sound of the trumpet
audio adrenline, sound of the trumpet, pleasing god: Hi Vincent, Sorry for the delay in answering, I just got a new computer and it s taking me forever to load software and transfer data. Heavy Metal Christian Music, eh? I bet you like Family Force Five. I ve seen them live, and all I wondered was,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sin in christians, temple of the holy spirit, biblical principle
temple of the holy spirit, biblical principle, personal savior: Dear Musa, Well, I think the nuances of the word sin changes throughout the book. I have been puzzled by I John as well, so I understand your confusion. What I have always been taught, which I think makes sense, is that when it says that whoever...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Fear of church?, praising god, church friends
praising god, church friends, sensitive person: Briana- Thanks for writing me and trusting me with your feelings, but Briana, you didn t really ask a question. Being emo is fine, nothing to worry about. Don t pay any attention to the folks with Hollister, they are just trying to be hip or cool,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Are Fetishes Sinful?, bed undefiled, lord jesus christ
bed undefiled, lord jesus christ, sock fetish: Hi Michala, Thank you for this great question. It seems as though you two are not married, therefore any kind of sexual relationship, be it conventional, or fetish oriented is sinful. Hebrews 13:4 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled:...

Christianity --Youth Issues: non-sexual intimacy, gods eyes, temptation 2
Christianity --Youth Issues: non-sexual intimacy, gods eyes, temptation 2, having sex

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexuality?, sinful nature, god
Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexuality?, sinful nature, god

Christianity --Youth Issues: friends, christian friendships, faith god
christian friendships, faith god, bible study: Dear Nelly, This is a hard issue, because obviously you love your friends, and that is always a good thing, in and of itself. I would say -- No, nothing is worth compromising your faith. If it comes to that -- choosing between your friends and...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Looking for some type of inlightment!, death cause, friend cause
death cause, friend cause, ppl: Hi Mandy; Well beloved I hear what your are saying, and the answer is much simpler than you can imagine... Many times when we are young, not only in life, but in the Lord as well, we see some situations as a real mess, and no way out! BUT, there isn t a...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Masterbation and The Holy Sabbath, holy sabbath, gross acts
holy sabbath, gross acts, sexual appetite: Is it a sin to masturbate I quote from a book entitled QUESTIONS YOUNG PEOPLE ASK, ANSWERS THAT WORK Since masturbation is not directly condemned in the Bible, does this mean it is harmless? Absolutely not! Though it is not classed with such gross...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Masterbation, gross acts, sexual appetite
gross acts, sexual appetite, colossians 3: HI Baila, I quote from a book called QUESTIONS YOUNG PEOPLE ASK, ANSWERS THAT WORK Masturbation is not mentioned at all in the Bible. The practice was common in the Greek-speaking world during Bible times, and several Greek words were used to describe...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, male perspective, awkward question
male perspective, awkward question, god god: Neela- Tough question, and hard to talk about it. You ve probably been told by everyone that it s wrong. I m not so sure. Masturbation is not mentioned at all in the Bible, so we have to figure it out by ourselves. I ve done a lot of research about...

Christianity --Youth Issues: mom died, tabernacle of god, coming down from god
tabernacle of god, coming down from god, god of all comfort: Hi Megan, Thanks for this great question. Here are some verses I use to comfort myself. Psalm 147:3 3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. The King James Version, (Cambridge: Cambridge) 1769. Psalm 40:1-5 1 To the...

Christianity --Youth Issues: non-sexual intimacy, 1 corinthians 10 13, 1 corinthians 7
1 corinthians 10 13, 1 corinthians 7, lord jesus christ: Hi Bill, Thank you for this great question. Here are a few simple truths that might help you. 1. THe word fornication comes from the Greek pornea... it is refering to any kind of sexual activity not just intercourse. Often when a couple is doing...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Overweight, open heart surgery, potato chips
open heart surgery, potato chips, blanket statement: Hi Devin- I don t agree with your youth pastor - I think there is some validity in what he says, but to make a blanket statement like that I think is wrong. The issue to be evaluated goes deeper than just being overweight, but what caused you to be overweight....

Christianity --Youth Issues: Pre-marital cohibition and sex, marriage ceremonies, sex before marriage
marriage ceremonies, sex before marriage, hi aaron: Hi Aaron, Many thanks for your question and congratulations to you both for meeting each other and being in such a warm, loving, God-centered relationship. You re totally right of course, this is a gray area and I m not about to give you a black and...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Question about God's fairness, romans chapter 1, jesus is the only way to heaven
romans chapter 1, jesus is the only way to heaven, way to heaven: Hi Michael, Thanks for this great question. This is a difficult subject to understand, but I think that I can give you a few points to consider. 1. God is infinite, and we are finite. We cannot dare to evaluate whether or not He is fair based upon...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationships, sex, sexual immorality
sex, sexual immorality, touching: This is a great question Terry! We have to first ask ourselves, is sexuality more than just the penis penetrating the vagina? The answer from anywhere would heartily be YES! So, sexual immorality is not just talking about sexual intercourse. Jesus said...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationships, sexual immorality, roller coasters
sexual immorality, roller coasters, roller coaster: Terry- I agree that avoiding arousal is almost impossible, but if you stop when you first become aroused, that IS possible, and ought to be considered. If you re seriously considering marriage, then consider exploring other parts of your relationship....

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexuality?, going through puberty, life experience
going through puberty, life experience, sexuality: Corrina- God DID make you, no matter what you are. Most people believe that you are born with your sexuality already determined. You may well be bisexual or not. You will eventually figure it out. You don t have enough life experience yet to really...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexuality?, innate desire, talka
innate desire, talka, wrod: Corrina- It s extremely difficult to understand, because it doesn t really make sense, but millions of people have been trying to and have determined that maybe it DOES make sense. God gives us the brain to choose between good and evil. Everything we...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual activity before marriage, sex before marriage, sex with a man
sex before marriage, sex with a man, right man: Hi Neela, Thank you for your question and apologies for being so very, very slow in responding. I really appreciate how thoughtful you re being and would first off encourage you, if you re not already, to talk to God about this. Because I don t know who...

Christianity --Youth Issues: My temper, outspoken member, look in my eyes
outspoken member, look in my eyes, hole in the wall: Nick, The first thing you have to do is to ask forgiveness from the kid you pounded. He needs to be able to forgive you and then you can gain some measure of respect back. When we make mistakes God is soon to forgive us because nobody is perfect and you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Witnessing, couple friends, altough
couple friends, altough, friends at school: Dear Robin, I apologize for taking this long to get back to you - so sorry!! Definitely, continue through it - no matter what happens. But I d say too, if you feel like you ve been getting off track spiritually and falling away, make sure...

Christianity --Youth Issues: how to get a boyfriend, god has a plan, boyfreind
god has a plan, boyfreind, cute guy: Hi Jenny- First of all, I think a 5th grader is too young to be dating or have a boyfriend. If you want Matt to be your friend, then just ask him over to your house to play video games or watch TV or listen to music. Just be yourself - he s either going...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I caught my son & daughter, hand basis, playing doctor
hand basis, playing doctor, dr carl: Hala- I think you have the situation under control, and there s not much more that you can do. Ultimately, they are old enough to make their own choices and be responsible for them. As parents, the best thing we can do is educate our kids as to what...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I dont, true gospel, denomination
true gospel, denomination, best solution: Ivans- The preacher is not the church. The PEOPLE are the church. You have to be happy at least a little with the preacher, but I believe the most important part of a church are the people and how caring they are. Church shopping is difficult at best,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I eternally Doom?, apostle paul, clean slate
apostle paul, clean slate, study god: The bible speaks of mankind being on 2 roads; 1 that leads to eternal life, the other leads to eternal death. (Matthew 7;13,14) If you were on the road to life & cursed the holy spirit you would have reason to be worried perhaps, but as it is, the born...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I caught my son & daughter, mental trauma, parents
Christianity --Youth Issues: I caught my son & daughter, mental trauma, parents

Christianity --Youth Issues: Highschool/church, techer, homework
Christianity --Youth Issues: Highschool/church, techer, homework, ace