Many kids have experienced sexual abuse in some form or another and it has wounded them deeply and ruined any hope for making sexual purity a goal. If that is the case with someone reading this, and it is still going on then tell someone you can trust and get out of the situation as soon as possible. But also there is healing and restoration. There is a God that loves you and can heal every wound you have and make you new. I'm living proof that God can use the most horrific experience for the greatest good beyond what you could ever imagine. Obviously if you watch any amount of television then what it will tell you is that it is un-cool to have sexual purity or to save yourself for marriage. If you go to public school it's the same thing. The part you don't see so often is the cost of having sex outside of God's bounderies. The cost is always death, physically, spiritually or emotionally. Many non-Christians support sexual purity because the whole world has seen the way sex outside of God's boundaries can steal, kill and destroy lives. God didn't give us rules about sex so we could be restricted, but so that we could be free. God made the whole idea up and he says that sex is good. But only within the boundaries that he set for it. We cheapen it to the extreme when we go outside those boundaries.
When we look down on each other and when we look down on ourselves, we look at ourselves and don't like what we see or other people and make fun of that, we're not maing fun of them or ourselves. We're talking about God and his art and his child, his creation. That was his idea to make you the way you are and he didn't make a mistake. And even though everything comes against us and tries to get us to believe lies about who we are and about the love of God that we can still decide to believe. Sometimes it is a decision. Sometimes it's just a decision. I don't care what I feel like, I don't care what it looks like I'm going to believe that you love me.
Dear one reading this, Please know that you are worth more than you could ever understand. Your purpose is so profound that the whole world will begin a fresh type of healing as you accomplish it. The truth is your sleeping breath moves the air for all eternity and there is nothing untouched by your existence. Imagine the impact of your words your actions. You are already changing the world. Please. I beg you. Realize this: You are already changing the world.