Advertising and body image... is there a connection?
As a teen girl, do you think it is fair that the media portrays this "perfect image" of how you should look that isn't realistic or achievable?
How do you think this impacts your self-esteem and body image?
Let us know what you think!
Share Your Reactions to Barbie. Do you think Barbie influences girls today? Do you think playing with dolls like Barbie put an unrealistic "standard" of what we should look like?
If you aren’t influenced by Barbie, what media has been the most powerful in your life?
The Lie: “If I can change something about my body, others will finally accept me and I will be able to accept myself.”
What is one thing you want to change about your body?
Has this lie impacted your self-esteem or your relationship with God or others?
Has social media distorted your view of yourself or others? How do you think it impacts our lives as young women?
How has God been working in your life lately? Have you seen any lies that you have been believing that God is helping you replace with His truth? It could be something big or something little. Whatever it is, by sharing your story, you are giving God the credit and defeating Satan all at once!
Can you relate to Shelley's poem? Do you have your own story of finding your identity and self-esteem?
How do you dress in a way that honors God?
Do you have a gift or talent to share that displays your inner beauty? It can be anything... from a journal entry to a picture of your artwork to a video of a song you performed (or wrote) or a great photo you took.
What do you think about modest swimwear? This tends to be a controversial topic, even among Christians. What do you think? Are you comfortable wearing a bikini? What are some ways you think we can address this issue?
What do you think? How far is too far sexually? Do you think it is possible to remain a virgin before marriage and honor God with your sexual choices? What has helped you in your decision to stay pure?
If you've had a difficult break-up, share your story with us. We would love to hear how God is helping (or has helped) you through the process, and if it still hurts, we would love to pray with you.
Have you experienced sexual abuse? Wherever you are in the healing process, it's good to know you are not alone. This is a place to help and be helped. So, please give your advice and encouragement on what has helped you in overcoming sexual abuse.
God is able to heal the brokenhearted and one way He does that is through supporting each other and praying for each other.
Share Your Views on Homosexuality. What Do You Think? This tends to be a controversial topic, even sometimes among Christians. What do you think? What are your views on homosexuality? What are some ways you think we should address this issue?
Write your own bible study! How has God been working in your life lately? What has He been teaching you through His Word, the Bible? It could be something big or something little. Whatever it is, share it with us and be an encouragement to others.
If you've read the book, consider taking the true beauty challenge.
Aug 25, 17 09:57 AM
I am 18 1/2 years old and have struggled with addictions for half my life! Pornography for 9 years and masturbating for 4 1/2 years. The hardest thing
Aug 25, 17 09:49 AM
I'm a 12 year old girl. I want to recover form anorexia.. I cannot be confident about myself though because I still feel fat. I'm 5ft 3in and weigh 97lbs,
Jul 14, 17 12:11 PM
My thoughts of that video is that teenage girls already feel insecure and making billboards, commercials, tv shows, music videos, etc.... making all of
Jun 20, 17 05:15 PM
I do not think it is fair that the media portrays a perfect image of how I should look. I LOVE myself, inside and out- this includes how I look. But
Jun 20, 17 05:10 PM
Thank you for this article... I'm starting to think about the swimsuits me too.. since I looked at my old pics of last year to the beach with my bikini...
May 25, 17 10:58 AM
I struggle with idolizing beauty over God. I'm ashamed of that being one of my struggles. I thought I had gotten to a place where I was getting a little
May 24, 17 11:27 AM
Teen Question: It seems like the Old Testament is full of stories of God either destroying someone or describing how he will. I thought God was a God
May 23, 17 09:08 AM
First of all, my older friend Ashley. She is very humble , kind, and encouraging. She isn't well known, but she is awesome! Another role model is Natalie
May 03, 17 08:53 PM
My role model is Lilly Singh, aka Superwoman. She struggled with depression for years but pulled herself out of it with positive thought and hard work.
May 02, 17 11:15 AM
I am fourteen years old, I weigh about eighty-five pounds, and I am five foot three. I have had anorexia ever since I was twelve and I hate myself. I'm