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Purity Under Pressure [Paperback]

By Neil T. Anderson (Author) & Dave Park (Author)
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Few things cause as much confusion and conflict for youth as making right choices for sexual purity. With the new youth movement toward abstinence, many Christian kids are openly taking a stand for sexual purity. In a reassuring, down-to-earth style, the authors help teens grasp the spiritual truths behind the pressures and temptations they face.

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"Should I or shouldn't I? Everyone else is, so why not? He says he loves me. She can't believe I'm still a virgin. What if I've messed up?"

In this book, you'll find out the difference between being friends, dating, and having a relationship. You'll see how the physical stuff fits in. And you'll get answers to the questions you're asking: What is real love?How can you keep a good relationship from going bad?What does God say about sex?How far is too far?What if you're trapped?Can you ever be free? Can you ever "start over"?

Yes. You can be Christ. No hype. No big lectures. Just straightforward talk to help you figure out what to do when your purity's under pressure.

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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Pages   252
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.03" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.67"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1995
Publisher   Harvest House Publishers
Age  3-8
ISBN  1565072928  
ISBN13  9781565072923  

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More About Neil T. Anderson & Dave Park

Neil T. Anderson

Dr. Neil T. Anderson, Founder and President Emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries (FICM), is the bestselling author or coauthor of more than 60 books, including The Bondage Breaker(R) (more than 1.3 million sold). His books and ministry have impacted the church all over the world with offices and representatives in many countries. He travels extensively to equip the church so they can establish their people alive and free in Christ.

Neil T. Anderson currently resides in LaHabra Carefree, in the state of California. Neil T. Anderson was born in 1942.

Neil T. Anderson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Freedom in Christ Course
  2. Harvest Pocket Books
  3. Serie Favoritos

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Author under pressure  Sep 26, 2006
There is something disturbing about reading certain Christian books about dealing with sexuality. While the premise is somewhat sound, it seems that some authors aren't putting very much thought into what they're saying. This is especially true for Purity Under Pressure.
I found the book at the thrift store. It should have stayed there. Every time the guy diverges from explaining the basics about sin and salvation, he starts saying complete crap. I didn't get the book to learn about Jesus, I got the book to learn how a Christian is supposed to deal with sexual issues. I already have read tons of books about Jesus, so I found this book redundant when it wasn't being weird.
Honestly, I don't know what audience this guy was trying to address. If it's teenager, then I think he doesn't understand his audience. For one thing, the book is full of cartoon illustrations. Think about it. If you want to be mature and speak about mature subjects, why would you put these dumb little pictures that look like they belong in a children's book? If you want to speak to teenagers about adult subjects, why quote a passage from the Velveteen Rabbit or the Chronicles of Narnia? Neither of the two would I even remotely associate with sex, nor would I ever want to. Is this author assuming that because teens are children of God, they like to think childishly?
Secondly, Neil doesn't seem to understand how inherently suggestive some of his phrasings are. He often repeats the phrase sexual bondage. Hmm...couldn't you phrase it some other way that, well, doesn't imply whips and leather outfits? (How about saying entrapment or imprisonment instead? I think those sound properly limiting, unpleasant, and not very fun).
Third, Neil doesn't seem to understand how extremely weird and embarassing he sounds when he talks about certain subjects. The whole section on masturbation was just plain disturbing.
"Before I could answer, the young man announced proudly so everyone could hear, `Well, I masturbate every day!' The room fell silent as the other students anticipated my response. `Congratulations!' I said. `But can you stop masturbating(113)?'"
Congratulations? What the hell? If I heard some guy telling me crap like that, my first reaction would be ridicule. I would either laugh and shake my head, ignoring him, or I would say, "I believe that is called an overshare." Or, "Now that was a bit of information I never wanted to hear about."
"Do you sense the Holy Spirit's conviction when you masturbate(86)?" Egads. What was he thinking when he wrote that? I mean, what's he saying? That the Holy Spirit actually leads you to...? Does the Holy Spirit lead two married people to sleep together, for that matter? It's not generally something I'd associate with either. I mean, sexual stuff generally doesn't involve the brain that much anyway. I admit that God created sex, and that He blesses the union of two married people, but to say that the Holy Spirit leads people to do sexual things just sounds disturbingly weird to me.
Fourth, Neil does a complete turnaround in one of the chapters (probably due to sloppy writing) so that suddenly he's saying that sex is completely evil.
"Why? Because a spiritual and emotional bond has been formed. They have become one flesh. Such bonds must be broken. That's one reason God instructs us not to become entangled in sexual activities and relationships in the first place(179)."
While it was supposed to be a paragraph about date rape, the author slopped through it, so it sounds like a statement against human reproduction.
"That's one reason God instructs us not to become entangled in sexual activities and relationships in the first place"? What, is he some kind of aesexual Martian? Is he arguing a vow of chastity? Where in the bible does it say that we shouldn't become entangled in the sexual activities and the relationship of marriage?
Obviously, if you have been date raped, you have to get away from the guy (or girl - I suppose that happens in Denmark). But I personally think, if it's fornication instead of rape, a marriage should happen instead of breaking it off. It seems like the responsible thing to do, even if if you've only slept together once. None of that birth control stuff works half the time anyway. The only effective birth control device is a wedding ring.
Fifth, he has a very poor understanding about the nature of fiction. How can you have a adultery in your heart with a fictional character who has absolutely no existence in reality? This is a major contradiction in terms.
In actuality, what he should have said is the following: While novels contain fictional characters that do not really exist, it is possible for your mind to imagine a real person in the situation, therefore that is when you commit adultery in your heart. In addition to this, absorbing and imagining these sexual situations you see in your novel, while seemingly harmless on its own, may very well weaken your resistance to that very sort of situation if it happened in reality. It gets you comfortable with something you shouldn't be comfortable with. And that is what's wrong with it. You can't commit mental adultery with someone that doesn't exist.
Finally, Dave Park. This guy is probably directly responsible for turning this book into a steaming pile of crap. One whole chapter is devoted to bad conversations between Neil and Dave, which have only succeeded in informing me that Dave is new to the faith, and probably shouldn't be running Freedom in Christ Youth Ministries.
Is making crappy books like this a trend with Harvest House? If this is so, maybe I should stick with Concordia and Zondervan.
Honest writing, something we all need to know.  Nov 11, 1999
I've read several books about dating and sexual purity. This book really helped me to realize the importance of purity in your Christian life. It also helps those who have experienced sexual trauma and need healing. I recommend this book to people of all ages. It's scriptually based and refreshing.

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