Why is our ministry to young women so important?
(A message from Becca Stroup)
When I was in high school, God began to cultivate in my heart a burden for teen girls. This burden continued to grow throughout college as I mentored several girls during some significant chapters in life, including many serious trials.
We live in a day and age where people are completely lost. They are consumed with the "things" of this world. They are in love with the pleasures of their flesh, and identified by the pressures of society. This generation is too obsessed with taking a "selfie," too preoccupied with social media, too distracted by all the different lifestyles, belief systems, and preferences thrown at them...to realize they're drowning in a pit of despair.
Teen girls, in particular, wrestle with insecurities, poor self-esteem, negative body image, self-harm, immodesty, impurity, and the pursuit of unhealthy relationships. They need to KNOW who they are in Christ as a daughter of the King-a Princess-loved, accepted, forgiven, cherished, valued, beautiful, perfect, flawless in the eyes of their heavenly Father.
We need more God-fearing, loving, wise, grounded women of the Lord pouring into these young ladies. What a difference you could make for the Kingdom!
"Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior.... They are to teach what is good,
and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,
to be self-controlled, pure,
working at home, kind, and
submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled." (Titus 2:3-5)