A wonderful book for older teen-age girls. It deals with subjects on how to stay chaste in a world filled with sex. Very Truthful and real
I thought this book was very well written and gave me insight into some of the biblical passages that promote sexual purity. Definitely a topic that needed to be written about and Shannon Ethridge did a great job with it.
Now I'm all for communing with God, and living a righteous life.
But I think that the idea that sex makes a person "less pure," just spreads the idea that anyone who has sex is somehow less of a person and I think that idea is downright dangerous.
Instead of looking at sex as some awful thing that only the morally bankrupt participate in, I really think instead we ought to educate people about it.
That is how you raise people who are aware and safe about what they do, and also compassionate enough to understand that some people choose different life paths, make mistakes, or even have bad things that they don't necessarily want happen to them. That is how you raise teens into adults that don't judge, but instead grow up to spread a message of self acceptance and personal responsibility, that's how you raise young people who respect themselves enough to wait until the time is right, not out of fear of committing a "filthy" act, and "sullying" themselves, but rather because they respect themselves, and care about God's plan.
Failing to educate teens about things like this doesn't necessarily means that they will abstain from that thing, it just means that if they do it (and no matter what you teach, some will) they will be woefully unprepared, and that leads to all manner of negative consequences (unwanted pregnancy without a proper partner, health concerns, etc).
In conclusion, I don't care for books like this. Sending the message that sex is something "bad" and "dirty" is far more dangerous than simply educating children about it while also educating them about God's wish for them to wait until they are committed to someone.
This is a very bold book. It's just what teenagers need growing up. Parents, buy this book for your kids!! It's urgent!
Some of the stuff in this book was interesting and insightful, but some was just so stupid I literally laughed out loud.