The Dangers Of Guy Chasing

heart.jpgThe other day I was watching a great old TV show called ‘Father Knows Best’, which is a show about an American family (the Andersons) and all of their crazy, funny, and interesting adventures in the everyday life.

Well, the other night I was watching a particular episode in which they were going to have a dance and the eldest daughter was put in charge of picking a theme. After putting much thought into it, her mother suggested that she host a Sadie Hawkins dance. Now if you don’t know what that is, a Sadie Hawkins dance is where the roles are reversed and the girls get to ask the guys out instead of the other way around. This might seem harmless enough but it made me think about how girls act today.

Nowadays, if a girl sees a guy she finds to be attractive she feels free to go up and ask him out on a date. If she has a crush on him, she might even go so far as to tell him how she feels. She gets to set up the rules of the relationship. She gets to take the lead. If she wants it to move forward she pushes it forward; if she wants it to be a long drawn out relationship, that’s the way it works. Some women even feel free to be the one who gets down on one knee!

You may be thinking to yourself “Yes, and this is a very good thing! Women weren’t allowed to do anything before. We were clearly being stereotyped and oppressed by men.”  But what would you say to me telling you that not only does the Bible say that men were created to lead, but also that it also says that it is wrong for women to try and take this role from them? (Are you rolling your eyes yet?)

Let’s take a look at what the Bible says pertaining to relationships.

One of the reasons that women shouldn’t be the ones leading the relationship is that it takes away from a man’s masculinity. Men were created by the Lord to lead. If you doubt that, just read your Bible. From the creation of Adam to Paul’s teachings, God emphasizes the headship of the man. The leadership God intended them for isn’t so they can control us like masters of slave ships, but so they can obey their God-given role and lead in a Christ-like manner. And when we take that away from them, when we tell them that they can’t open doors, or can’t ask us out, or can’t be the one’s to lead a relationship, they lose the longing to lead. I mean, would you want to do something that you will only be shamed for?

Think about this. In Scripture, Rebecka didn’t go chasing after Jacob, he came to her. When Eve was created she didn’t rush to Adam and give him a list of rules as to how the relationship would work and who would do what, nope. She followed him. Even though Ruth did go and purposely lay at the end of Boaz’s bed, she didn’t ask him to marry her or even tell him “You’re my kin, by law you should marry me and give an heir in your kinsmen’s name.” She let him take the lead. All the examples the Bible gives us of relationships we see the man kindly leading and the woman happily and willingly following him. So clearly this idea of women leading didn’t come from the Bible.

Since Scripture upholds the examples of men kindly leading and the woman happily and willingly following him, shouldn’t that be what we also aim for?

We can’t tell men in the dating stage of the relationship “I want to lead” and then get frustrated with them when they won’t lead once we’re married. We also can’t rewrite God’s directions for relationships between men and women, and then wonder why the family, the church, or even society is falling apart.

Why do we think it’s falling apart? If we’re honest with ourselves, we know why: And it’s because we’ve chosen to do things our own way.

And by our way, I mean a way that makes us happy or allows us to fit in and to be seen as “normal”. We as women need to take a long look at what the Bible really says pertaining to relationships and the roles of men and women, and see what we’re losing when we go against it.

I can’t recommend enough that you research for yourself what Scripture has to say about men leading, and male and female relationships, and see how it compares to dating today. You’ll be blown away at how different it is.

And then I recommend that you read ‘When God Writes Your Love Story’ by Eric and Leslie Ludy. This opened my eyes and answered a lot of questions I had regarding relationships. (I’m not promoting this book and in no way do I have any connections with the Ludy’s)

 

 

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Four Reasons Why Modesty Is Important That Have Nothing To Do With Guys

1: Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. What does that mean? It means that our bodies are holy and set-apart. Different from the world. And that means that they should be cherished and valued, not just because you want to one day give your husband a precious gift, but because God gave this gift to you and you should give it back to Him untarnished and pure. That you should keep it set apart for Him, instead of showing everything to the world. Instead of putting yourself on display because you feel that you have “Christian liberty.”

2: God has commanded it. While the Bible doesn’t give us step by step details of how we’re supposed to dress modestly, it does say that we’re supposed to be modest. We as Christians are called to obey God’s Word no matter what, and by disregarding God’s command we’re sinning.

3: Because you love the Lord your God. If you can’t be modest for your brothers in Christ, then do it simply because God says so and you love Him.

4: Because we have to set an example to the younger girls around us. They are looking at us trying to figure out what’s what and if we go around in something like a bikini, what are we telling them? That our bodies are nothing more than eye-candy for people to lust after. That we aren’t worth more.

 

Five Things You’re Saying When You Wear A Bikini To The Beach

 

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Summer is almost upon us. Soon people will be flocking to beaches and pools dressed in some of the hottest and trendiest swim wear of the season. Along with that comes the well-known debate of ‘Should Christian Women Wear Bikinis?’ When looking this up, I found that a good deal of the posts on this (except for a small handful) were in favor of this little itty bitty piece of cloth. The main defense given is that women shouldn’t have to put themselves out if guys are going to lust anyway. While I agree that guys do need to work to keep their minds pure, I know that when we go out in tiny nothings we aren’t exactly making their jobs any easier.

With this in mind, I wanted to explore what you are saying about yourself when you wear a bikini.

You are saying.

1: That you don’t really value the gift God has given you. Our bodies are wonderful gifts from God. Beautifully and wonderfully made and meant to be cherished, as said in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”  When we carelessly flaunt our bodies for the world to see we’re not treating it like it is the temple of the Holy Spirit. We’re not telling God that we are thankful for this wonderful gift He has given us. We’re saying that we only care about what we want to do. You may be thinking, “I am thankful! That’s why I wear a bikini, I want to show people what God has blessed me with.” Can you honestly tell me that this is what God really wants for us? Does He ever say that we’re meant to be practically naked in order to show the world that we are thankful for our bodies? Yes, God created Adam and Eve naked but after sin entered the world, so did shame and the need to cover our bodies.

2: That you want attention from people. This is also something the Bible condemns. A lot of girls mask the longing for attention from people under “I’m comfortable with my body and I’m not afraid to show it!” If we’re really honest with ourselves we’ll see that this is just another way to get others to look at us.

3: That you are actually a little bit selfish. People try to paint the “right” to dress as they want in feministic or “body positive” rhetoric. But if you look at the heart of these arguments then you’ll see that this is more of a selfish issue than anything else. The Bible says that if we know that a brother has an issue with something, and that his issue is a stumbling block to him, you must be considerate. Matthew 18: 6 says that it is better for a millstone to be hung around your neck and you be drowned than to cause your brother to stumble. If we know that the way we dress causes another to struggle and we value what we want more than what God says, that’s selfishness pure and simple. Another word for selfishness is sin. And that’s certainly not what Jesus would have us do.

4: That you have a double standard when it comes to the way you dress. A lot of times the Christian girls you see wearing a bikini (not all the time, sometimes you do see the Christian girl who doesn’t really care about modesty) are the girls who wouldn’t be caught dead in anything that showed more skin than the knees and arms. Yet when it comes to getting in the water all modesty standards go out the window. As if they think that modesty doesn’t matter as long as they are near water. I mean since everyone else is wearing it, why shouldn’t you, right? Do you really think God only had dry land in mind when He called us to modesty? If you’ve been guilty of having a double modesty standard, then you need to do a heart check.

5: That you are taking the easy way out and conforming to the world. To be perfectly honest with you I’m all too familiar with this mindset. When my older sister was no more than 17 years old, she proclaimed to my mom that if she could find a way to define a bikini as modest she would be all too happy to wear one. Within a matter of months she had gone out and purchased one at one of our local clothing stores. Where did she get this crazy idea? She had always been very modest. In fact, she set some modesty standards for herself that my mom didn’t even set. Like, she wouldn’t wear sleeveless shirts, or shorts that showed the knee at all! But then she got into a crowd of girls who didn’t share her modesty standards, they told her that our mom wanted to be mean to her and dress her like a nun. Over time my sister actually started to listen to them. Why should she have to be weird and dress in a way that no one she knew dressed? So, instead of looking to God and standing strong on His Word and her convictions, she threw them away and allowed herself to be swept away by what the world said, thought, and did.

And that’s my thoughts. To close, let’s remember that just because the world defines dressing this way as normal doesn’t mean you should jump onto the wagon. Honestly, most of the time when the world defines something as normal you should turn the other way and run for your life! We as Christian girls have to ask ourselves, who are we trying to please? The world? Or the everlasting, Almighty, God?

Time for a few questions!

1: What’s your take on the bikini? And why?

2: What do you do to remain modest in these hot Summer months?

3: Would you add anything to this? If so, what?

Thank you for reading, feel free to comment (just be nice) and have a blessed day!

Tatiana

Four Tips On Keeping Up With Daily Bible Study

BIBLE1I remember a time in my life when I allowed my Bible reading time to be pushed aside in order to make room for other “more important” things. I convinced myself that talking with my friends, writing my book with my best friend (that was when I wrote fiction), listening to music, pinning on Pinterest, having fun, and watching TV shows with my family were all so important that I simply couldn’t cut any of them out. So for a little while, I let my Bible study slip. I left it on my bedside table while I kept thinking about the fact that I should be spending more time in God’s Word and how it was probably wrong for me to just ignore it just because life was busy.

Because of this, my relationship with Christ quickly started to go downhill. I wasn’t as close to Him as I had been. My prayer life was dwindling. I mean, I prayed before meals, and when I went to bed, but besides that things weren’t exactly going well. Something needed to change.

Can you relate to my story? Maybe you aren’t the girl who unintentionally let your Bible reading slip, but you are the girl who has a hard time keeping up with Bible study at all. Or perhaps you’re the girl who keeps restarting the Bible every year in hopes of reading all of it, but sometimes in between Christmas break and Summer break you get so busy that it just doesn’t happen. Whatever your problem with keeping up with reading God’s Word–or mine–we need to work on making it a priority. So, with that in mind, this blog post is on how to keep up with daily Bible study and not let it slip.

Tip Number One: Make it a priority. If something is important, then we will make time for it. So, in order to make it a priority, you might want to get up earlier than usual and just dive on into it. I’ve found that the earlier you do your Bible study during the day the better off the day will be because you’re starting your day off by coming before our Lord and learning more about Him. (This is what I did)

Tip Number Two: Get an accountability partner. If just getting up early doesn’t work for you for whatever reason, you might need someone to remind you that you need to make time for it. Sometimes a little push is all you need to get headed in the right direction. : )

Tip Number Three: Remove anything and everything from your life that is preventing you from doing Bible. An idol of the heart is very dangerous and actually sinful. What you need to do is to do a heart-check. Just pray and ask God to show you what is keeping you away from Him. Soon things will probably be coming out of the woodwork. The key is: Don’t beat yourself up over this. I’m not saying that you should just give yourself a free pass when you sin, goodness no! What I am saying is that you should repent, and tell God. Repent of replacing Him with something else. Then you have to do something that won’t be the easiest thing in the world. . . Go cold turkey on whatever was captivating to your heart. This is so important so don’t let yourself go easy on this. Trust me, trying to let go of an idol little by little will only land you right back where you started. Remove it and if you need get an accountability partner do so. You will not only feel better after this, but your relationship with God will grow A LOT after this.

Tip Number Four: Don’t do it because it’s just another thing on the checklist of things you have to do daily. If reading His Word is a chore for you, then it won’t have much of an effect on you.  If that’s the case, your walk with the Lord will stagnate. So, another heart-check is in order. Figure out what really is pushing you to do Bible–is it your love for the Lord? Or, are you doing it because your family does it? This is very important. And if you find that you’re doing it out of some sort of obligation, then you need to pray and ask God to help you to do it because you want to not because you feel like you have to. Oh, and here’s a little tip, that might sound simple, but it’s true. The more you read God’s Word, the more you pour yourself into it, the more you’ll want to be in it, and the less you’ll want to be in the world.

I hope you found these tips useful!

Let me know, would you add anything to this list?

Have you ever struggled with keeping up with daily Bible study? If so, what’d you do to handle it?

Which one of the girls were you?

Thank you for stopping by, feel free to comment, and God bless!

Tatiana

What he must be if I am to marry him

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I’ve been thinking recently as to what my future husband must be before I let him put a ring on my finger. After turning to the Bible, praying, and reading a few books I’ve come to an understanding. . . Or at least I have come to an understanding for this time in my life. : ) Instead of making a regular post on this I decided to just write it out as a list, it will make it easier to read and much easier to write for me right now.

1: He must love God with all his heart, soul, strength, and mind. He won’t lean on his own understanding. I want a man whose love for God and His Word will shine through his life. The way he lives, talks, acts. Well, everything. I do not expect him to be perfect, I just expect him to be his best.

2: He must have a servant’s heart. He must be willing to give of himself for other’s sakes. I do not want a man who will idolize me, that’s a sin plain and simple, but I want a man who would be willing to die for me if the need arises.

3: He must be gentle and kind. He cannot be a man who corrects boastfully or a man prone to spouting off. He will correct kindly and will not be angry.

4: He will lead me and our family. He will be no coward. He will not fall to the ways of the world that says that he has no right to be the leader. He will lead me in holiness, Christ-likeness, and grace.

5: He will provide for us the best way he can. This does not mean that he has to be rich to be a good provider. It means that he will do his very best no matter what job he holds.

6: I’d love it if he was funny, if he loved to make me laugh. I don’t know why but I always found it so romantic if a guy loved to make his beloved laugh. It is ten times sweeter than mushy kissing scenes in my humble opinion. This isn’t a deal breaker, it is just something that I’d really like.

7: He mustn’t be immature. Too many guys these days live for the next game box, video game, or superhero thing. Too many of them have given up on being manly just to read about heroes in comic books and play them on the TV. A man worth marrying enjoys having fun, but knows that fun isn’t what life is all about. Basically, he isn’t a stick in the mud, but he isn’t a child either. He’s a man and has to live like it.

8: He’ll be a hard worker. The Bible has a lot to say about the sinfulness of being lazy or a sluggard and each time It says that He gains nothing from it, but pain and sorrow. He won’t put off to tomorrow what can be done today.

9: He must be humble. The Bible is very clear that a man who is not humble is the same as a fool and will only cause unwanted strife. So for him to be considered as husband and father material he must be humble.

10: He will be a man of prayer. Prayer is so very important to a Christian’s walk with Christ and a man who does not pray and as the Bible says pray ceasing cessing. Will not have as close a relationship with Christ, or he’ll have an immature one.

What’s on your list?

Do you see anything on my list you would add to?

What is the number one thing he must not be if you were to marry him?

 

The Different Kinds Of Purity

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What do you think of when you think of purity? Some think of modesty, some of staying sexually pure. Others might think of purity as having to follow useless rules someone made up in order to oppress us and ruin our fun. I tend to think of staying pure for my future husband. Everyone seems to have their own take on what it means to be pure and most of the time, people get it wrong because most of the time when people think of purity the last place they think to look to understand it is the Bible. Because of that we tend to totally miss God’s intention for us and we tend to miss that there is not one kind of purity, but actually three kinds of purity. Each are just as important and just as needed in our lives as Christian women.

Let’s just jump into it shall we?

1: Purity of the body. The Bible talks a good deal about the importance of being physically pure, Proverbs 31:5, 1 Corinthians: 6:18, Hebrews 13:4, Colossians 3:5, 2 Timothy 2:22 to name a few. Our bodies are precious and wonderful things, created by God to be perfectly and wonderfully made. Made for our husbands just like our husbands are made for us. Physical touch is meant to be something that is beautiful, something that makes two become one. Throwing one’s body to first this guy then that one makes touch lose its natural beauty. And it’s certainly not what God meant when He called us to purity.

2: Purity of the mind. This is just as important as purity of the body and something I hate to say I’ve failed in. I think that in a lot of ways purity of the body and mind are the same thing. Matthew 5:28 says  “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”  Matthew 5:8 says “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”  1 Peter 5:8 says “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” Have you ever gone to a movie and thought that the leading actor was cute? Or noticed how handsome the new guy at church is? Or had your eyes and mind focus in on some random guy you pass in the store who not only looked good but smelled great? Noticing is one thing but keeping on thinking about it is something else entirely. What happens when you can’t get this cute guy off your mind? When he starts to consume your thoughts? When you start to daydream about him? Endlessly? There’s nothing wrong with thinking a young man  is attractive. God made our eyes and He made guys handsome. But when attraction leads you to lust, you are sinning. Allowing yourself to fall into this slippery trap is just as bad as if you had given yourself away to this man. Because, really, you have.

3: Lastly, I would say that purity of love. Our relationship with our husband should be pure, even when he’s still our future husband. Even when we haven’t even met him. Our relationship with him is meant by the Lord to be undefiled in any way. Proverbs 31: 12 says that “She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.” How is it possible to not do him evil if you are giving yourself away in mind or body to another. Genesis 2:24 says “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Yes, this only applies to us after we have taken our vows and gotten married but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t something that we should strive for one day. It should be on your mind simply because it helps make all the waiting and the effort to remain pure for him worthwhile.

We’re made to be pure in body, heart and mind, and then later pure in marriage. Throwing ourselves around by giving away our bodies or our minds might bring brief happiness and exciting butterflies. Purity in marriage is something that two Christian people seeking to honor God through their marriage begin to accomplish even before they say “I do.”

I intend to discuss this topic more in a future post, so stick around.

What are your thoughts on this post?

What has your journey to understanding purity like?

Would you add anything to this?

Feel free to comment your answer. Just please be kind in the way you do it.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

God bless,

Tatiana

Is Homemaking a Blessing or form of Slavery?

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Feminism achieved what it set out to achieve: the role of the homemaker has been devalued. Due to endless indoctrination, we’ve been taught that the roll of homemaker is only for those too stupid to do anything else.

When I was old enough to even think about it, I started daydreaming about being a homemaker and planning my home. I planned how I wanted it to look like and just how I’d take care of it. I was sure that every young lady thought this way, because of my up bringing and the people I was aquanted with, but I quickly found out what an outcast this kind of thinking makes you. I found that many believe that the role of homemaker is so 1950’s. And anyone who thinks that the Bible teaches otherwise are old-fashioned or just plain delusional.

So, where does homemaking fit in these days? And what’s its purpose?

I have believed for many years that homemaking is the art of turning an empty old house into a warm home. A place where you can come to and feel safe. The kind of place you miss when you’re gone too long and the kind of place where all your memories rest. Creating a place like this isn’t such an easy task but it is an undervalued one.

In today’s modern era our worth is only found in our looks and our careers and everything else comes second.  But is that what God had in mind? Genesis 2:20 says “But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him.”  Not a women fit for him, not a lover fit for him, but a helper fit for him. So how can we be a helper today? Being a helper means that you come alongside someone and give aid to them. In short, you help someone else. So, in this context God is saying that there was no one on Earth fit to help Adam with what he was called to do by God. We’re meant to encourage, nurture, and provide the needs (a clean home, food to eat, comfort, etc.) for our husbands and by doing that we are helping him in his God given task whatever that may be.

Proverbs 31: 21, 22 and 27, She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.22 She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.  27 She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 

Meaning she takes care of the needs of her household. She provides for her family, training her children up to be good helpers, and hard work doesn’t make her cringe. She wants to be a blessing to her family and her home is enfused with grace. The woman depicted here is stronger than any feminist.

Is It A Thing For Today?

Now one-way people think that they can simply overlook this as “not a thing for today” is the fact that it was mentioned in the Old Testament and that because of that it cannot apply to today. But they also totally overlook the fact that homemaking is actually mentioned in the New Testament as well. Let’s look at Titus 2, shall we?

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Now this is possibly one of the most earth-shattering verses in the Bible to feminists. Train young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind and, worst of the worst, submissive to their husbands! Shocking.

Let’s dig into this. Working at home. What does that mean? Well, after a little studying I’ve found out that the Greek word for “working at home” means keeper of the house, meaning homemaker! So, that means that older women are commanded to teach younger women to be homemakers.  Not that they’re supposed to teach them to go out into the world and get high paying careers, but that they’re commanded to teach them to be homemakers. Pretty shocking, huh?

So, not only is homemaking in the Bible but homemaking and everything like that it’s actually commanded. Meaning that there’s no wiggle room whatsoever.

Homemakers are not slaves. True slaves don’t get a choice. 

Homemaking is a job and a God-blessed one. It isn’t just about washing floors, dusting knickknacks, and loading the dishwasher time and time again (even though those things do play a part in it). Homemaking, just like everything else in a Christian’s life is about bringing glory to God in every way possible. Just because you’re at home instead of in the “real world” doesn’t make it worthless. In fact, I would say it makes it more worthwhile because while women “out there” are working for their own glory, to advance their goals, or to make their boss look good, a homemaker works for her God and her family. Yes, I know there are times that a woman has to work but that isn’t what’s under consideration here. If a woman needs to work and does so to the glory of God, God will bless that work. If, however, she is working to advance her career, at the expense of her family, forgetting God’s command to her, He doesn’t. This isn’t some kind of legalistic view that I’ve been brought up in. Legalism is the act of making Christianty about rules that we can check off one by one. This is just what the truth looks like.

As homemakers, we can look back on our lives and truly see the marks we left on the world. We raised our children to be men and women for Christ. We made a home out of a house. We have built a strong marriage and have lovely children. We have made a difference in our churches, with women’s Bible studies, giving food to those in need, and living our lives as a blessing to others. We’ve made an even bigger difference than we would have if we had joined the “real world”. Life isn’t about money or promotions. Life is about honoring God and the sooner we figure that out the better.

At the end of the day, I don’t want to look back on the money I made, I want to look back on the life I made.

What are your thoughts?

God bless,

Tatiana

Don’t be a texting, cell phone wielding, zombie

fashion-person-woman-hand.jpgHave you ever walked into Walmart and noticed their cell phone service station? Walk on towards the back of the store you’ll be greeted by a long line of iPhones, Samsung Galaxies, and LG’s. And all are calling your name with “cheap” prices and service deals. You take out your money and you buy one with everything you’ve saved up. The next thing you know you have a monthly minutes plan and everything’s going your way. But that’s not the end of the story.  All too soon, rather than being a blessing, this shiny new phone becomes a thorn. It controls you rather than you controlling it. Every five minutes you feel the need to check if you have any new texts, emails, or interesting status updates. You notice that you’re on your phone more than you’re off it, even to the point of texting through real conversations with real people standing right in front of you.

You’re living in the virtual world.

This, in a nutshell, is a picture of far too many teens today. That five/six-inch device turned from something that was useful into something that is, in fact, stealing your life. Take it from someone who dealt with getting a little too stuck on her old phone, life is so much sweeter when you’re unplugged more than you’re plugged in.
So, in today’s post, speaking from experience, I intend to share a little advice on how to be able to enjoy your phone without turning into another texting, cell phone wielding, zombie.
First, it’s a good idea to have a set amount of time you spend on your phone each day. And prioritize the way you spend your time while plugged in. On most days, I spend no more than an hour at most on my phone and that’s just so I can talk to a good friend of mine. It might work best for you to time it yourself or you might get your mom or dad to time you.  Having a set amount of time you allow yourself keeps you from going overboard. And you also save data so that’s a plus! Next, mute your notifications.

Mute it. The ring letting you know you have a message can be tempting

and cause you to “just check” far too often. When I have it on, I usually

set it on vibrate and have a set time to check my notifications.

Don’t take your phone everywhere. You don’t need it every moment of everyday. And when you do go out and have to take it with you, its a much better idea to put it in your purse than it is to put it in your pocket. Of course, this will only work for girls, but it makes it harder to just grab it if you have to open your bag and find it.
Turn it off. You might find this odd, but I normally have my cell turned off all day. Being a homeschooler, I don’t really have a need of it.  Most of the time, it is turned off and tucked away in a drawer. This might seem extreme and you might not want to do this, but it’s a thought.

 

When you do have it on, have a good reason. Meaning don’t just absentmindedly check Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. If you’re on to text a good friend, text that friend and don’t let it turn into two hours of pinning after five minutes of texting. Again, you save data and this makes it less likely you will become dependent on it.

I guess it all comes down to this, use your phone for God’s glory. “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – 1 Cor 10:31

I hope you find this post useful! 

God bless,

Tatiana