Hey guys! I’ve taken a small break over the past few weeks just to reconsider where my blog is going. It’s hard when you’re facing controversy, and “How long should I blog?” is a question that’s often in the back of my mind. I promise, this isn’t an announcement that I’m quitting blogging. I just wanted to quickly explain my recent lack of posts. : )
The inspiration for this post actually came from watching girls around me and seriously thinking for myself about how I want to approach college. It’s really sad when we see how many young people are completely ditching God and their family’s faith when they leave the house and begin their college years.
So today I wanted to talk about “good girls gone bad” and why seemingly strong Christian girls are losing the faith. They’re raised in a Christian home. They go to church their whole lives. They go through all the motions perfectly.
Then they go to college. Soon you find videos of them partying/drunk on social media and having a girls’ night watching Fifty Shades Freed.
I *promise* I have no judgment in my heart as I write this. My goal is not to condemn anyone! I simply want to talk about why this happens and how we can be aware. Also, how we can pray for girls that are swaying from their faith! Because without Jesus, none of us would be doing any better.
Why are Christian girls making bad decisions in college?
I think too often girls are putting up a front. They follow their parents’ rules simply to avoid making waves; they say they have a personal relationship with Jesus simply because it is expected of them. But none of the core values of the household are truly their own.
A lot of people are shocked when a girl that seems to be doing really well moves out and begins making bad decisions. Where did her parents go wrong? Sadly, this happens quite often.
What we don’t realize is that the girl’s heart has to change before her actions ever will. And only Jesus is capable of that.
Was the peer pressure just too much for them?
Guys, I think it is super important to not only choose a good college. It’s just as important to choose good friends. Bad company does corrupt good morals. Peer pressure is real!
You don’t want to be caught in a situation where you have to say yes or no to alcohol and drugs. You just don’t. Granted, I know people can quickly find themselves in a bad situation completely by accident. But leaving the room, leaving the group, leaving the party, this is SO important.
The last thing you want is to make a decision you’ll later regret.
Will these girls come back to the faith?
The beautiful thing about Jesus is that He never gives up on us. You can’t sin a maximum number of times and then just be out of luck. The grace, patience, and mercy that He has is incredible!
No, I would not say that “good girls gone bad” are totally lost. God will bring them back if it’s His will. While these girls may be temporarily enamored with things of the world, God is sovereign and always will be. Our part in this? Prayer. : )
Thanks so much for reading this post, and have a great day!