A new definition of “normal”

Recently while speaking with author and speaker Fred Stoeker at our ReConnect conference, I was struck anew by something he said.

“Living a pure lifestyle, is normal. Living in the world, promiscuity, that is NOT normal. When your kids say they want to be ‘normal’, a sexually pure life is normal. In the Kingdom of God, you are NORMAL when you say no to the world”.

I don’t know about you, but this principle rocked my world. How many of you parents of tweens and teens, have heard complaints about not being normal? “But mom, ALL my friends’ parents let them watch that movie!”, or “WHY can’t I wear that?”, etc. Or how about this? “I’m the ONLY one without a boyfriend (or girlfriend)”. “I feel so left out”.

Let’s encourage our kids that in God’s Kingdom, they are “normal”. It’s normal to stand out from the world. It’s normal to be different.

Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world…

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