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Here is an exciting Press Release I’ve just received from The Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences. It is about a fabulous documentary which is in the works to be produced by Anna and Elizabeth Botkin the authors of So Much More. And what will this documentary be about? Visionary daughterhood! At the end of the press release is a link to take you to see a trailer about the documentary. Do go and see it. It will make you so excited!
SHOOTING COMMENCES FOR GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY
Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin announced today they will release a controversial new film in October of this year. The Return of the Daughters, a one-hour documentary, will take viewers into the homes of young women who have made the counter-cultural decision to live at home until marriage, and have been experiencing the blessings of God for their decision.
The well-known sister-authors of the bestselling hardback So Much More are co-producing the film, which will complete shooting in July.??For the first time in history, ?? stated Anna Sofia Botkin,??most Western girls are encountering a large gap between their years of basic training and the time when they marry.That is, if they marry. ??
The co-producers believe the ways most young women are expected to fill this gap have harmed women, families and Western Civilization itself.
??We have found dozens of brave young women, ?? explained Elizabeth Botkin,??who are not content to perpetuate the social trends that destroyed Christian society and tear families apart. There are some real heroines of the Faith today who are determined to rebuild the culture of the home along biblical lines. What we have discovered in our travels is fascinating. We have found the kinds of home environments that very few Americans have ever seen. ??
The two young producers, ages 21 and 19, explore the ways these convictions work in the modern world and are inspiring a new kind of femininity for the 21st century. The documentary has been three years in the making. Research and interviews are being conducted across the United States.
The two Botkin sisters spent their formative years in New Zealand and are traveling the U.S. with their family. A trailer for potential sponsors of the documentary is available at www.visionarydaughters.com.
The exact link is: http://visionarydaughters.com/return-of-the-daughters/
Have a great week! The newsletter is attached as a pdf and the text follows this note.
Regards,GenevieveMonday, 2 July 2007
Emotional, physical and spiritual purity
Here is a second study (and the last study) that Dad designed on purity. This one looks at the implications of what the Bible says about emotional, physical and spiritual purity and how to apply what the Bible says and also the ??tricks of the trade ?? or in other words,??how can we make living this way easy? ?? This study follows the same format as the study in the previous newsletter. Listed below are a large number of verses. I’d encourage you to look them all up and meditate on them. If you only have limited time, the verses marked in blue are written out in full below along with questions to get you thinking about the verse. Also included in this study are a whole bunch of notes relating to how my parents have applied these verses in our family and for my brothers and sisters and I. In many ways, these applications are our??tricks of the trade ?? which have made living in emotional, physical and spiritual purity a whole lot easier!
Implications, Applications and Tricks of the Trade
Romans 8:4-8Romans 11:21-22
I Corinthians 13:1-8, 11, 13
I Corinthians 15:58
II Corinthians 7:1
II Corinthians 12:9-10
Galatians 5:13, 16
Galatians 6:1, 7
Ephesians 4:1-3, 15, 17, 22-24, 27, 29, 31-32
Ephesians 5:3-7, 11, 16, 21
Ephesians 6:5-8, 10-18
Philippians 4:8Colossians 1:28-29
Colossians 3:1-2, 5-17, 23-24
I Thessalonians 4:11-12
I Thessalonians 5:4-8, 15-22
II Thessalonians 3:6-15
I Timothy 4:7-9
I Timothy 5:1-2I Timothy 6:11-12, 20-21
II Timothy 2:15
Titus 2:7Titus 3:1-2, 8, 14Hebrews 10:23-25Hebrews 13:1-5, 17
James 4:7-8, 13-15
I Peter 2:16
I Peter 3:8-12
I Peter 4:8-11
I Peter 5:5-7
II Peter 3:18
I John 2:3, 15-17
I John 4:7-8
I John 5:2-3
II John 5-6:5-6
III John 11
Romans 6:12-13, Romans 7:21-25
6:12Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.
7:21So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. 24What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25Thanks be to God–through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
1. What is said to have??evil desires ?? or??passions ???
2. What is your relation to that thing?
3. Which part of you is in charge?
4. Which part is meant to be?
5. Are you supposed to yield or offer your body members to its passions or to your higher, more intelligent self?
6. Why or why not?
4in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit. 5Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; 7the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
1. What appear to be your life and intellectual options in this passage?
2. Are there any other options?
3. Why are none mentioned?
4. What is the best relationship an unbeliever, a nonChristian, can have with God according to this passage?
12The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
1. How do you??clothe ?? yourself or??put on ?? the Lord Jesus Christ?
2. Does it come naturally? Explain.
3. Where is the source of trouble and how do you control it?
7Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
1. How is what you reap different from what you sow?
2. Who is here on record as guaranteeing it will happen?
22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
1. Once you’ve??changed clothes ??, what do you do with the old wardrobe?
2. How do you renew your mind?
29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
1. To do as this verse commands, what must be the focus of your concern?
12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. 15All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
1. Which direction do we move?
2. Which direction do we face?
3. What is the place of nostaligia, remembering the??good ol’ days ??, in the Biblical scheme of things?
4. What characterises those who hold to this?
1Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
1. What parts of you are to be set where?
2. How do you do that?
3. Does that mean we cannot think about food, houses, clothes and cars?
23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
1. What kind of work ethic does this promote?
22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it–he will be blessed in what he does.
1. How do you prevent self-deception as you listen to the Bible read or preached?
2. Why would merely hearing it be deceptive?
3. Why do you normally look into a mirror?
4. What is the parallel being drawn here between a glass mirror and the Bible as a mirror?
I John 2:15-17
15Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For everything in the world–the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does–comes not from the Father but from the world. 17The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
1. What things appear to be mutually exclusive?
2. There are a couple reasons hinted at for why we should not love the world. What are they?
Personal Implications, Applications and Tricks of the Trade: How Do We Do This?
1. Develop a vital walk with God through prayer, Bible reading and spending extended times with the Lord. Meditate on and memorise Scripture.
2. Ephesians 4:27: giving no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians 5:1: redeeming the time, because the days are evil. We need to be busy and to use this time to be useful for God in our families, Church and the community.
3. Philippians 4:11 :??Learn to be content in whatever circumstance ??. We cannot have godliness without contentment.??But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment ?? (1 Timothy 6:6).
A. Be wise in the books and magazines we read and the TV, videos and movies we watch. Don’t be afraid to walk out of inappropriate movies and switch off inappropriate videos and close books and magazines that are not edifying. Because we have spent money on something does not mean that we have to finish it. Places to check out movies are: www.screenit.com and James Dobson’s webpage: www.family.org/pplace/pi/films.
B. Pornography is death to the Christian. (Proverbs 27:20). It causes permanent brain damage. Avoid it like the plague; turn and run for your very life.
C. Fornication or adultery is instant death.
4. Be modest in what you wear, your conversations and actions (Phil 2:3-4, 1 Peter 3:1-7).
A. Girls – Protect your Christian brothers by wearing modest clothes. There is no need to follow the latest fashions.
B. Guys – Protect your Christian sisters by protecting their emotions. Do not tangle with their emotions.
5. 1 Timothy 5:1-2:??Treat younger men as brothers and younger women as sisters. ?? Attention toward all and intention toward none.
A. No individual time spent with some-one of the opposite sex. So no time alone; no phone calls; no letters; no emails; no one-to-one conversations. Of course there will be phone calls, emails, letters, one-to-one conversations, but let these be only to communicate the necessary information and not to tarry any on a personal level.
B. No dating. Dating teaches uncommitment. Each relationship toughens you when it breaks up so that you hold back more of yourself in the next relationship. This is called emotional fornication, and it sets you up for divorce later on once married. Dating develops a wrong concept of love. (Proverbs 31:12:??A virtuous woman does her husband good all the days of her life. ??)
C. Seek to have all your emotional, physical and spiritual needs met by the Lord and your parents.
D. We would encourage young people: submit yourselves to your parents. (Give your heart to your parents: Proverbs 23:26, Mal 4:6a). Take books to them and request that they read the book. This is what Genevieve did for us. These are difficult days and they require drastic actions. Encourage your parents to protect, preserve and help you to come to your marriage as pure emotionally, physically and spiritually as you can.
6. Matthew 7:13 & 14:??Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. ??
A. Girls go back home and come under the headship of your father. Learn to be submissive to your father. Ask your father to protect you. Ask him to help you remain pure until your marriage. (Proverbs 18:22 A wife is to be found.)
B. Guys, learn about leadership in the home, with your wife and family, and in the church.
7. This is our ideal for our children:
Marriage is for keeps. Oh, that we can train our daughters and sons to not be involved in romance until everyone concerned agrees that God is authoring it. Let there be no temporary romances. May our daughters stay at home (or come home), so that the two young people can get to know one another under the most watchful protection of her parents, and if they, and both sets of parents, come to believe God intends a marriage, the commitment in betrothal is made first. Then emotional bonding and affections are allowed to begin, still carefully supervised, preparing for a union of complete trust and delight, where there will be freedom to express a holy, righteous and pure passion toward one another in spirit, soul and body as husband and wife. (Some thoughts from The Challenge by Carolyn)
For the Greater Glory of God through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
I have sent this email to girls who have embraced a vision of victorious daughterhood as well as those who may be thinking about doing so (and even to some girls who may just like some encouragement regarding different areas of home life). Some of the girls are in the USA, UK, Australia and other parts of the world. Most are in New Zealand. You are welcome to forward this email on to others so long as you do so in its entirety. If you do not want to receive these emails please just send a return email to me stating that fact. If you know of other girls who would be encouraged by receiving these emails, feel free to forward the email to them or send me their email address.