Posted By LAF Editor on August 29, 2013
Miley Cyrus is an icon of a soul that is a wasteland and she’s taking others down with her. The Dave Ryan Show reports that,
“Miley Cyrus’ controversial performance at the MTV Video Music Awards is now the most-tweeted moment of the year. Twitter announced on Monday that Miley and her provocative dancing with singer Robin Thicke set a record on the social networking site, garnering 306,000 tweets per minute. Four-point-five million tweets about Miley went out during the award show’s two-hour airtime.”
Her immorality and shamefulness seems to know no end perpetuating the idea that empowerment lies in unrestrained license and self destruction. You and I both know people we need to reach out to who are following her lead on the downward spiral. Just this morning I shared the gospel with a young lady who had never heard the message about godly purity, chastity and the sins of Miley Cyrus. She listened. She and seemed to be convicted. While I gave her the Word I also reached for some trusted resources, which I have listed below.
Here they are and a few more if you need to get your bearings and build a foundation. Use them to reach out to others as a doorway to spreading the gospel. We all have to play our part in affecting cultural morality. Spread the word about modesty, femininity, and purity to a world that knows no shame and may have never heard a message otherwise.
The authors, editors, speakers and filmmakers have spent countless hours and their own financial resources putting together these trusted tools. Buy them, use them, give them away.
Want to know what these authors, editors and filmmakers have to say about purity, chastity, sobriety, femininity, marriage and the like?
Join LAF on twitter for a #purity campaign as we treat @mileycyrus followers, adding many wonderful quotes from some of the following books. Retweet to your friends and family who need a vision of godly maidenhood. Add your own favorite quotes that inspire you to Christ-likeness. We want to know what Christ has done for you as a contrast the faulty idea that complete license is liberating. Tweet us your testimony @lafbw. Hope to see you there.
(I probably don’t have to say this but or your soul’s sake, skip visiting Miley’s numerous twitter pages.)
Godly women are not born, but raised. Raising Maidens of Virtue is a storehouse of tools for mothers to employ to raise up a daughter whose life will honor God. Written in an engaging style, Stacy McDonald conveys the truth through stories, conversations, illustrations, and memory-making projects, to warmly encourage girls to think Biblically about themselves and their world. Offers useful counsels on modesty, feminine beauty, guarding the tongue, idleness, sibling relationships, honoring parents, contentment and more.
Purity: A Godly Woman’s Adornment The Christian community often thinks of purity only as it relates to issues of sexuality, but the term encompasses much more than that. We need to look closely at all it means to be pure as God intended. So what does purity mean? As modern women, how can we follow Paul’s command in Colossians to “put to death” impurity? How does purity adorn a godly woman? Lydia Brownback looks to Scripture to answer these questions as she engages an issue faced by all women.
Ever been confused about friendships with boys? How to handle crushes? How friendly is too friendly? How close is too close? What to do when a guy is being way too friendly? What guys think about all this? What it means to be a “sister, in all purity”? Guy-girl relationships have always been complicated, but perhaps never more so than today. It’s (Not That) Complicated is a humorous, hopeful, and deeply thought-provoking new look at guy-girl relationships in our times. Dealing practically with such complications as online interaction, Hollywood expectations, undefined relationships, and unrequited love, the Botkin sisters offer enduring biblical principles that can make it all much simpler. “How do young men and young women interact with one another when marriage is not in view? Can young men and young women be ‘friends’? And how does a young woman guard her heart, preserve her purity, and walk in integrity without treating young men with disdain? In It’s (Not That) Complicated, Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin address these and other questions with wisdom, grace, transparency, and biblical acuity.” – Dr. Voddie Baucham Jr.
A loving king and queen present their daughter with a gift from God – her first kiss – to keep or to give away. The wise girl waits for the man who is worthy of her precious gift. Where is he and how will she ever find him? The surprising answer in this marvelous parable will touch the heart of parent and child alike.The Princess and the Kiss beautifully portrays the ageless message that “love… comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith” (1 Timothy 1:5 NIV)
Before You Meet Prince Charming is a guide to radiant purity which combines the thoughts and events in the life of a young princess with solid, clear teaching of Biblical convictions that young ladies today need to grasp. Through a captivating fairy tale, modern day examples, practical instruction and abundant humor, Sarah Mally challenges young ladies to turn to the Lord for fulfillment, to guard their hearts and minds, to identify and avoid the world’s thinking and to shine brightly in this generation.
Letters on Practical Subjects to a Daughter The following letters were originally designed to be preserved in manuscript, as a legacy to a motherless child. The circumstances which have resulted in their being given to the world it is unnecessary to state. It has been the design of the writer to adapt the work, in its present form, to the various exigencies of a young female, and to furnish her with counsel and instruction which may be useful, not only during the period of her education, but also in subsequent life.
What Our Father Taught us About Boys: How to Relate to Brothers in Christ, A Practical Guide Why is it hard for girls to find the balance between flirting and shunning? How can girls keep their hearts pure? What responsibilities do they have toward young men? Is it possible to be “just friends”? Hear practical advice on navigating the tricky waters of relationships, properly conducted, can be edifying and strengthening.
Outlawed!: How Anthony Comstock Fought and Won the Purity of a Nation
This book tells the story of how Anthony Comstock almost single-handedly fought the battle for national purity and won. From the book’s back cover: Allan Carlson, PhD., President, The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society The reappearance of Charles G. Trumbulls’ biography of Anthony Comstock is a most welcome and important event. Dozens of recent volumes, authored by historians and analysts hostile to Comstock’s work, have appeared in the last 25 years. Only a handful have given fair or favorable treatment to this remarkable figure in American history.
BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here? zeroes in on the history of birth control and its massive impact on the Church, marriage, and family. Raising godly children is no longer viewed as marriage’s primary purpose. Instead, adults seek companionship, convenience, and physical gratification, perverting God’s purpose for marriage for their own humanistic aims. The Church, marriage, and the family are being crushed under the wheels of the runaway train of culture, and the train’s locomotive is called “birth control. Learn how abortion, racial segregation, and eugenics all play a role in the current birth control reality, and how the Church’s reinterpretation of Scripture and rejection of Church history have allowed this tragedy.
Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America The Church is being destroyed by sacred cows. A ”sacred cow” is an untouchable subject that we are not supposed to discuss. To do so impinges upon another’s ”Christian liberty.” Certainly, there are few sacred cows quite as sacred as the right of modern Christians to dress however they please. But in this groundbreaking work, Jeff Pollard challenges us to embrace God’s standard and to understand the historical roots of the rise of nudity and immodesty in modern culture. His perspective is thoughtful and balanced. Most importantly, he accomplishes what few authors on this subject have achieved: a treatise that avoids both license and legalism. A courageous booklet.
Preparing For Marriage, The Premarital Counsel Of John Calvin How are young people to arrive safely at the marriage altar? This book captures some of the premarital counsel which John Calvin gave to the youth and families of Geneva. It draws from two categories of Calvin’s writings, bringing up interesting and helpful counsel for young people and their families in order to help them navigate the single years and enter successfully into marriage. First, statements have been taken from his commentaries and sermons on matters relating to this formative time of a young person’s life. Second, many of the statements presented here come from Marriage Ordinance of 1546, which outlines various difficult issues that most singles need to face before they get married.