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.
Feb 21, 17 11:48 AM
Psalms 63:1-3 A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my
Feb 13, 17 09:56 AM
I do not think it is fair that the media has a certain kind of perfect, what is cool or this is what you should look like . In my opinion I think we all
Feb 13, 17 09:26 AM
Part two of the story of my life, written by Heather Hart, director of FindYourTrueBeauty.com
Feb 08, 17 10:49 PM
Do you wear makeup? Even if you don't, this spiritual makeup can help you get ready each morning.
Feb 07, 17 05:15 PM
The story of my life. Heather Hart, director of FindYourTrueBeauty.com, candidly shares her story.
Jan 30, 17 09:48 AM
I'm 12 and I have been suffering from anorexia since the 6th grade. My lowest weight was 80 pounds, and I'm 5 foot. I'm short and have no feelings or motivation
Jan 17, 17 11:37 AM
Now. I never liked Barbies. I was like...who cares. But when I was 13, I started liking a blonde-haired blue-eyed singer...and believed the images were
Jan 17, 17 11:35 AM
I don't want to be cheeky, but I was looking for a freebie Bible study PDF. And one of yours linked me to the site. I am so grateful. I am 16, and I
Jan 07, 17 09:24 AM
Most people that don't want to be your friend and don't want to hang out anymore because you are fat or ugly aren't real friends or very nice people. And
Dec 21, 16 08:57 AM
I am 15, about 5 ft 2 in and I now weigh 80 pounds. Three months ago I weighed about 91 pounds. Because I gained weight over the summer, I went on a diet