The Girls From 'Girl Defined' Take Religion A Bit Too Far

The Girls From 'Girl Defined' Take Religion A Bit Too Far

These girls take it so far that it becomes a laughing stock for the YouTube creator world. With reason.

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I respect religion, I'm not very religious myself, but I do not have a problem with people who are. Even if you do not understand a religion, you have to respect it, it's very simple.

But these girls take it so far that it becomes a laughing stock for the YouTube creator world. With reason.

They have a blog and a Youtube channel. Basically, their goal is to educate girls about how to honor God in our current society. Sounds normal enough, right? If you look at their YouTube channel, it is quite the spectacle.

Here are a couple of titles to their videos that really make me question why they have a following. "Why I Waited Until Marriage to Kiss" or "How To Wear Makeup in a God Honoring Way" or "How to Handle a Breakup in a God Honoring Way", the other titles are mostly harmless but what they preach is something I cannot agree with.

They believe that a woman who claims her sexuality and is free with her body is in the wrong. The sole purpose in life is only to honor God, anything that deviates from that is considered wrong. They categorize guys and make assumptions about every male out there. A guy should have no type of struggle or else he isn't worthy of your time. They teach young girls that their feelings about sex or males are bad.

It's very toxic and it can make young girls feel bad for simply growing up. This type of religious belief is what stifles people's human desires and makes people live by being repressed. Their blog encourages homophobia and racism, it's just a very bad situation all around.

If this was something they believed on their own accord and kept to themselves, I would have no issue with it. However, this is all very public. These are things that young girls see and it could very well influence them in a negative way. They don't simply exist, they try to change the minds of young girls to mold them to have standards that are just ridiculous.

Young girls should be able to discover who they are and love themselves, they should be free. Not everyone who has problems is a bad person and you most certainly shouldn't give up on someone only because they are going through something. It was one thing to make God a significant part of your life and it is another to shove it down other people's throats while promoting a part of a religion that is incredibly toxic.

GirlDefined should focus on expanding their horizons more and realize that there is more than one way to incorporate God into life. Simply stating it, they use religion to promote their bigoted and close-minded view of the world.

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Christian Boys Vs. Godly Men

It is time to stop settling for the lesser of the two.
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Ladies, there is a huge difference between a Christian boy and a Godly man; therefore, it is time to stop settling for the lesser of the two.

So many times I hear girls saying:

“Well, he’s a Christian.”

“He goes to church with me.”

“He listens to Christian music.”

“He went to church camp.”

“He has a favorite bible verse.”

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Well, all of those things are just peachy and there is nothing wrong with doing those things. I mean, they’re all good things to do. But how is his personal relationship with God? How is his prayer life? Does he talk about his relationship with God, with you? Is he truly a follower of the one true God in all aspects of his life? These are some of the characteristics you should be looking for that makes a Godly man.

Ladies, a man will love you great when he loves God greater.

A Godly man will pursue an honest relationship with you. He will be clear of his intentions. A Godly man will worship, pray and passionately praise God with you. Whereas, a Christian boy might open the door for you, a Godly man will open his bible and explore God’s word with you so that you both may grow spiritually, together. While a Christian boy may put on an outward show, a Godly man will live out the love of Jesus daily.

So ladies, are you catching on to this ongoing trend? A Godly man does more because you deserve more.

A Godly man will be a leader. Trust me, I know that in today’s society Godly men are few and far between while Christian boys come in plenty. But you deserve a man who is after God’s heart not just a boy who goes to church. And I know that this Christian boy may seem great and have some really stellar qualities at the time but money and looks fade, whereas, an ongoing love for our savior will not.

The greatest thing a man can do for a woman is to lead her closer to God than himself. (Yes, yes, yes).

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So I beg of you, do not settle. Do not settle just because you’re tired of being single, it’s convenient or because you want the relationship your friend has. Single does not equal available and a relationship status does not define you. God uses your season of singleness to prepare you for what is to come. And if you’re dating a Christian boy, he needs to step it up or you need to move on. Wait for a Godly man who is ready to lead you. God’s timing is always better, always. No matter the circumstance. So, do not rush God. (I mean, He is, after all, pretty good at His job). Therefore, turn your full focus to Him and He will direct your path.

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

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Facebook's Privacy Pivot: What You Need To Know

As others are saying, we've been "Zucked." Again.

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Technology is changing. People are changing. Times are changing.

It's no secret that Facebook is spiraling down after it was released that "private" messages sent on Facebook are actually used by data analyzers to collect information on users. It's also no secret that people were pretty darn pissed about it.

The gap between companies and their users is closing very quickly, so what used to be "secret" before, isn't so secret now. As a response to all of the backlash from Facebook users about the platform's lack of privacy, Mark Zuckerberg has proposed a new "privacy pivot." He hopes to transform Facebook's reputation of being a "town square" to a "living room": more and more people are shifting from sharing publicly to sharing just one-on-one or with a few, close friends. For example, more than 63% of users send content to one another through Facebook Messenger, compared to the 55% of people that have shared publicly, or, in the "town square."

Zuckerberg has proposed changes to Facebook that will shift to look more like it's sister brand, WhatsApp, a messaging app that users utilize to speak to direct audiences. This, however, cannot be pulled off easily, and many people are scrutinizing Zuckerberg already due to not having any sort of true business model. First, Facebook is a publicly traded company and therefore has a duty to pay shareholders. Despite having 15 million fewer users today than in 2017, Facebook's earnings have increased due to loyal advertisers. Changing Facebook's platform would mean changing ways of advertising, which could make the company lose part of their 7 million companies that advertise with them, which, of course, means a large decrease in profit.


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There are opportunities, however, to tap into markets that have never been reached before. Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are all under the same company umbrella. These three, powerful platforms could work together to create a way of communicating that has never been done before, both benefitting the users and advertisers. Business professor and contributor to Forbes Magazine, Bhaskar Chakravorti described this innovation as, "creating new ways to open up advertising streams and tracking a diversity of user activity. This could lead to new revenue opportunities that are currently untapped and reduce costs through consolidation of the back end infrastructure and reduced need to monitor encrypted information." This could still have it's risks, though, being a completely new innovation, which Chakravori addresses later in the article.

It seems that at this point, this "privacy pivot" is a whole lot of talk and not a lot of walk. Personally, I just want a real step to be taken for my messages to be encrypted and secure. All of this other fancy innovation can come at a later time.

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