Our “Focus on the Family” guest in this two-part broadcast is Jessie Minassian, who is a self-confessed former “crushaholic,” because when she was growing up, she used to obsess over romance and relationships with boys. Jessie believes most teen girls struggle with these issues today, almost to a point of idolatry. She observes that a girl’s God-given longing to be desired by someone else has been warped by sin into an unhealthy and sometimes dangerous obsession. Bottom-line, Jessie believes every teen girl needs to place her identity in Jesus Christ rather than on some relationship and she offers a lot of practical, Bible-based advice to parents on navigating boy-girl relationships, dating, purity and more.
This podcast has been provided by Focus On The Family Australia. For more helpful parenting and relationship advice and resources, visit their website http://www.families.org.au