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Thank you for choosing (T&Y)Teens & Youth magazine as your choice of publication. T&Y is a branch of Promoting Purpose Magazine. T&Y is a magazine with biblical teaching, testimonies and lesson learned articles and experience from other Teens and Youths. As you know this is our first release issue. Your feedback and honesty is very important to us. Your feedbacks or suggestions will help mold T&Y into a magazine that can and will encourage, inspire, motivate and save our Teens and Youth lives. T&Y vision is to become a publication in which Teens and Youths are in control. Meaning their responsible for articles, interviews, sharing testimonies and etc with their peers/audience. If you are a teen or youth that love to write, become a contributing writer/staff member. Please email us at teensandyouth@yahoo.com with your articles or features we would love to have you on board. We are seeking Teen and Youth Reporters for:    

Bullying Teen Current Issues Relationship Testimonies and more…

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Relationship Celibacy

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Boyfriend/Girlfriend

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The One Sided Love Story

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Leadership Living a Life W/O Limits

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Teen Feature Chyna McMillan

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Youth Feature Rhema Marvanne

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Life Coping with a Divorce

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Colandra McDowell

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Rachel Prude

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Charlotte McDaniels

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*Celibacy – When you see or hear this word what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Are your thoughts positive or negative? Is this a word that is a part of your conversation among your friends and peers? In 15 seconds tell me how many people do you know that are actually practicing celibacy? Do you know of at least 1, 3, 5 or more? Or maybe even yourself?

Okay, okay….I will leave that question as food for thought for you to seriously ponder. How about I give you the definition of Celibacy? The online dictionary defines “Celibacy” as abstention (abstaining) from sexual intercourse. Although this word also means taking a vow not to marry, I want to focus on its very well known

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definition of abstaining from having sexual intercourse. Abstinence by the way is a synonym or interchangeable word for Celibacy. Also, to get a greater understanding of the role celibacy should play in our lives we must also consider the definition of fornication: consensual sexual intercourse between two persons not married to each other I want to introduce you to two young people whose lives had a tragic ending….Amnon and Tamar. But first, let’s see what the bible has to say about “Celibacy” or “Abstinence?” The Apostle Paul clarifies this meaning in I Corinthians 6:9:Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, (New Living Translation)

and again in I Corinthians 6:13, 16 "...13 You say, “Food was made for the stomach, and the stomach for food.” (This is true, though someday God will do away with both of them.) But you can‟t say that our bodies were made for sexual immorality.(New Living Translation) They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies. 16 And don‟t you realize that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? For the Scriptures say, “The two are united into one.”[a] These particular scriptures reveal that lack of celibacy, lack of abstinence, or fornication will prevent us from entering into the Kingdom of God and also the fact that sexual intercourse causes you to become ONE with that person! This often turns out to end in the most tragic results! I want you to introduce you to two young people by the name of Amnon and Tamar in II Samuel 13:1-2:

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Now David‟s son Absalom had a beautiful sister named Tamar. And Amnon, her half brother, fell desperately in love with her. 2 Amnon became so obsessed with Tamar that he became ill. She was a virgin, and Amnon thought he could never have her. (New Living Translation) 1

This tragic encounter resulted in lasting negative effects on both parties involved. It didn‟t take long for Amnon‟s love to turn to hate (or was it really love in the first place?) and without her consent, Tamar‟s life was ruined for the remainder of her days.

Picture this scenario along with these two verses: He wanted her, longed to be with her. She didn‟t have a clue and only viewed him as her half-brother. He wanted immediate satisfaction; she wanted to honor her celibacy. As you can see, this is already starting out as a disaster. Let‟s venture further and see what happens according to II Samuel 13:1415: 14 But Amnon wouldn‟t listen to her, and since he was stronger than she was, he raped her. 15 Then suddenly Amnon‟s love turned to hate, and he hated her even more than he had loved her. “Get out of here!” he snarled at her.

Picture this scenario along with these two verses: She begged him not to defile her, he didn‟t listen and instead robbed her of her celibacy, now he hates her….now, her life is ruined. She will never marry, never have children.

According to experts: Engaging in sexual intimacy causes high levels of anxiety, stress and depression in teens, especially girls.

Experts also state: Males and females experience sexual encounters differently (Remember Amnon and Tamar?)

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But, I want you to consider facts and statistics surrounding this controversial subject: 25% of girls and 30% of boys have sex by age 15

Males are more easily able to shrug off sexual encounters, whereas females are often left in emotional turmoil and confusion afterwards. There is the suffering and loss of self-esteem. We can see Amnon and Tamar in both of these instances. He shrugged it off and she was left emotionally confused as to why this happened to her. Even if the feelings were mutual and they both consented to this encounter, because Godâ€&#x;s word speaks of the importance of celibacy there would still be negative outcomes.

21% of 9th graders have slept with 4 or more partners 50% of 17 year olds have had sex 80% of teens have sex by age 19 55% of teens ages 13-19 have engaged in oral sex Nearly 3 in 10 (27%) 13-16 year olds are sexually active In regards to the cell phones or Sexting (sending nude photos or sexually suggestive messages):

37% of girls send suggestive messages Fast forwarding to today‌..we are surrounded by media, magazines, music, 40% of teens boys send suggestive friends, and technology that suggest that messages it is abnormal to live a life of celibacy and that it is okay or necessary to be sexually 22% of teen girls send nude photos active especially for our teens and youth. 18% of teen boys send nude photos

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In regards to Sexually Transmitted Diseases: 1 in 2 sexually active teens or youth will contract an STD by age 25 Each year, approximately 19 million new STD infections occur, and almost half of them are among youth ages 15-24. Latest figures show that someone is diagnosed with an STD every 15 seconds!

In regards to Oral Sex: More than half of teens ages 15-19 say they‟ve had oral sex. 77% of teens classify oral sex as “sex”, while 43% say oral sex is not seen as being a big deal as sexual intercourse. Adolescents believe oral sex is safer than intercourse, with less risk to their physical and emotional health.

In regards to pregnancy: Slightly more than half of Hispanic and black women will become pregnant before the age of 20. Of all women, 16% will be teen mothers.

In regards to Psychological effects: Those who have first sexual intercourse before 15 have higher rates of mental illness. Those who have sex before marriage are more likely to: 

9 in 10 teens who have had oral sex say they know an STD can be spread through oral sex, but only 3 in 10 always use protection when they have oral sex.

Be less happy in your marriage Get a divorce

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Commit adultery after you marry Be fooled into marrying for the wrong reason Be deprived of the important bonding that sexual intimacy can give a marriage

The benefits of Celibacy:     

Is biblically and spiritually sound You enjoy feelings of self worth, empowerment and individuality Avoid an unexpected or unwanted pregnancy Avoid catching one of over 20 sexually transmitted diseases Avoid the heartbreak, regret, anger and emotional turmoil that a failed sexual relationship brings. Avoid giving away something precious, only to be left feeling used and worthless

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Celibacy is: Choosing not to Engage in a Life of sexual Involvement leading to Bad choices that Always bring about Confusion that Yearns for more of nothing!

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This is a question that varies depending on the parents and the maturity level of the teen. Some parents will say point blank you shouldn‟t have a girlfriend or boyfriend until your 18. Although we know that‟s not going to happen. In fact let‟s go back a couple of years. Youths are introduced to the boyfriend and girlfriend titles as young as 7 years old. Some think it‟s cute to hear their youth say they have a boyfriend or girlfriend at 7. But that tends to change once they become teenagers. Parents feel that at 7 a boyfriend or girlfriend is just the feeling of a friendship between the opposite sex. They can‟t describe the feeling so they say boyfriend or girlfriend because they may like the person a little more than they like others. But for a teenager we know there are

lots of things that may come with the boyfriend/girlfriend title. So teens T&Y wants to hear it from you for a future publication. At what age do you think your parents should respect and accept you having a girlfriend or boyfriend? Also let us know as a teen what do you expect from your girlfriend/boyfriend and why do you want a girlfriend or boyfriend? Aare you just wanting someone to go out with, just want to have the title, are you wanting a boyfriend or girlfriend because it just seems like the natural thing to do? Send all response to teenandyouths@yahoo.com

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So you‟ve become fascinated with a girl or guy. Only to find out they want nothing more from you then a simple friendship. You don‟t understand why they only want to be just friends. Perhaps in your mind their actions told you something completely different. You find yourself looking at his or her every move. And at times even find yourself jealous when their smiling or around other teens of the opposite sex. What’s your next move for this one sided romantic fairy tale in your head? Members of T&Y have heard and seen this among teens a lot. It‟s normal to like someone more than others. It‟s not cool to watch a person every move in school especially when you should be focusing on school work. Getting jealous because someone is in the company of someone else besides

yourself, becomes an evolving spirit that can cause you to think or act negatively towards that individual or individuals. What does the spirit of Jealousy have to do with anything? Believe it or not your emotions can create a spirit if you keep it in your mind and heart long enough. Emotions that create confusion, conflicts and etc will cause a negative spirit. Jealousy brings the spirit of jealousy which turns something small into something big. You find yourself now not only jealous of the person you have feelings for. But now angry at them and soon that anger turns into hatred of the individuals and those you think they may like or have feelings for.

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Yes suspicion can evolve from the spirit of jealousy along with bitterness and resentment. In fact there are some of you walking around right now with anger, resentment, jealousy, suspicion and etc in your heart and may not even know it. Self check yourself and if you realize that you feel this way about someone because they wanted less than what you may have wanted in a relationship. Pray, and also find someone you trust that can help point you in the right direction. You donâ€&#x;t want to allow feelings to cause you to get in trouble or hurt the ones you care about. Besides if you wait on God to send you your true love, not only will they be your best friend. But there love and feelings will be equal to yours.

Are you teen and would like to share an experience you may have evolving a situation weâ€&#x;ve just discussed? Perhaps you were the one that liked someone more than they liked you. Or you were involved in a situation where someone who liked you became raged when they saw you talking or having fun with others. If so share your story with T&Y, tell us how you got through the situation or are you still going through to teensandyouth@yahoo.com

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Lakeisha McKnight is a youth motivational speaker, author, and business owner who easily connects with today‟s youth as she empowers them on real life issues such as peer pressure and leadership. More information about Lakeisha can be found at www.championsovercome.com.

Life is composed of many opportunities that we can take advantage of. Many doors may open while others may close. As a student, there are different paths in life that we can take. This is why I am completely convinced that there are no limits in life to what you can do. It does not matter where you live or what type of home you were raised in; all things are possible to them who believe. The key to enjoying life is to live life without limits. How can you live your life without limitations? You must unleash the champion within you. How can you do that? Here are a few golden nuggets I have learned that have helped me to live a limitless life as a champion: 1. You MUST trust God. I don‟t know where your level of faith is but you must trust God. He is the source of all resources. Work on increasing your faith level. You can increase your faith through prayer and reading the Bible. Engaging in these practices will help your spirit become stronger.

2. Change your thinking. Are thinking you can‟t do what you desire to do? Are you listening to discouraging comments made by your peers? You may want to change your circle of friends if they do not add to your life. Also, do not think negatively. Think big and not small. You must believe that you can do it. You can achieve all of your dreams. It starts by engaging in positive thinking habits.

3. Change your speech. Your speech is a reflection of your thinking. You must begin to speak as if you have accomplished your goals and desires. Practice using „I can‟ statements daily. Speak words that birth life. Pay attention to speech that does not build up and get rid of it.

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5. Pay attention to the resources that are around you. All of the things that you need to accomplish your desires already exist. You have to open your eyes to what is available. You must begin to connect with positive roles models and those who already are doing what you desire as a career. There may be people at your school, church, and in your neighborhood who can assist you to get you to the next stage in achieving your goals. 6. Stop procrastinating. Now, you have faith, good thinking and speech but you are not moving. What are you waiting for? You must take a step forward. Action needs to take place or your opportunities will pass you by. Trust me! You do not want to miss your moment.

7. Make sure it is the right time. There is a time for everything under the sun. You must make sure that you are aware of all of all the activities you are currently involved in. Make sure that you do not have „too many hats‟ on at one time. You must assess your entire situation to make sure this is the right season for you to take action.

4. Don’t fear taking risks. You must learn how to be a risk taker. You must, however, you wisdom when making decisions. You have to assess whether it is the right risk to take. All of the above six keys are critical to make the decision to take a risk. Master the first six keys and then approach this key. With the other six keys, you will gain the confidence to take risks. With these keys, you are now ready to live a life without limits. You are ready to go to college or become a business owner, even at an earlier age. Applying these keys to your life will give you a whole new outlook on life. Your future will meet up with your present, which is the whole objective for setting goals. In order to get something you have never gotten, you must do something that you have never done. Change the way you think, then you can change the way you live. Your life is worth it so live it to the fullest!

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Chyna Alex-xus McMillan Hi my name is Chyna and I‟m going to share with you a little about myself and how my dreams of becoming a singer all started. I was told by my parents I began singing at the age of three. They said I always singed around the house and when traveling anywhere, I‟d ask to turn the radio up or request to put my favorite song in the CD player. One thing is for sure MUSIC IS MY PASSION and it‟s what definitely drives and motivates me.

I feel as though GOD created me with this great tool for a reason. (Singing) But it‟s up to me to make sure it doesn‟t rust out or be overlooked. In order to ensure this doesn‟t happen, I keep myself very busy. I‟ve been blessed to have worked with several vocal coaches as well as being a member of the Snyder Music Academy. One teacher in particular I recall was my elementary school music teacher who saw something in me at an early age, she along with my parents, worked with me and pushed me to my fullest potential. I remember being in elementary school and how important music class was to me, not that my other studies weren‟t important but there was something about music class. I would make sure to sign up for all the special events and programs held, no matter when, where or what time. It was something about being on stage and in front of a crowd of people. I love the confidence, excitement and rush it gives me. Music also became a stress reliever for me as I entered into and during my Jr. High years. It allowed me to be who and where I wanted to be in life and not who or what someone else wanted me to be .

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At church, I am a part of the children‟s choir; we perform and assist in running the order of services on the 5th Sundays of every month. For me, when it comes to speaking or singing in front of a crowd of people, I‟m definitely always up for the challenge. Currently, I am enrolled in Reid Ross Classical School, which is a school known for its academics and Performing Arts programs. I have been a member of chorus for the past 3years. In result of being a part of Chorus, I have had an opportunity to perform and travel various places but one in particular was in the 2010 and 2011 Cumberland County School All County Chorus Concert. This is where all county‟s consisting of different ages and grade level ranging from elementary to high school come together to perform a variety of collaboration, hymns and songs. We work long and hard with producers and musicians from all county‟s and regions. We also worked with a Recording Label called Design Recording, who professionally recorded the entire concert live. I can‟t began tell you how exciting that was for me. I have since then been keeping busy doing voice over on line and on You-Tube and some traveling to recording studios. This past year 2010, I was invited to come to a well-known studio to record my first DEMO , it was awesome but a lot of hard work, dedication, time, patience and listening skills required of me. I am truly blessed to have this voice that God have allowed me. I‟m never confused about what is expected of me. I don‟t take my job lightly. I First and for most thank God for this gift he has given me, along with placing supportive parents by my side, they make it all possible for me through GOD to be able to do what I do, stay focus and remain confident and assured. Just this past Christmas, my parents surprised me with my OWN personal recording studio. They want me to me able to practice, record and concentrate on my music whenever it hits me and as much as possible. So, MOM and DAD, Thanks and I love you so much. So, if I could encourage or offer any advised to someone out there, it would be to first find your NITCH in life as early as possible, because it‟s there. Then tap into it and believe in it and in yourself. Also claim it and work hard at it. Don‟t be afraid to stand out.

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She takes tremendous inspiration from her mother, Wendi Marvanne, who sadly lost her battle with ovarian cancer on November 8, 2008. It is Rhema's greatest hope to make her mother proud, both as a singer and as a servant of God, which is why she also performs at churches, non-profit organizations, charities, hospitals and special events.

Rhema Marvanne was born September 15. Her Father is Teton Marvanne and Mother is Wendi Marvanne. She was born at Trinity Hospital in Dallas, TX. She was carried to term but was still very small. Rhema weighted 4.11 lbs and had to stay in the NICU for 3 weeks before she was taken home. Rhema Marvanne is eight years old and she loves her father and her dog Mojo. They attend The Branch Church in Plano, TX. Rhema was baptized on October 18, 2009 after accepting Christ as her Savior. Rhema began singing the same time she began talking. It was less than a year ago Rhema recorded her first song, Amazing Grace and quickly became an Internet singing sensation.

Rhema recently appeared on the Maury Polvich show highlighting the most talented kids, she was on International News via Supreme Master TV – Global Satellite which is shown in 44 countries in 60 languages and aired on June 16, 2010 every 6 hours for different time zones, she recorded both her Albums in Nashville. Her songs are sold on iTunes, Amazon.com as well as through her website's Official Store. She recently recorded The Prayer with Terry White and musicians from the Nashville Symphony and recently released her Christmas Album, All Seasons. Rhema played her first acting role in Machine Gun Preacher, a multi-million dollar film, set to release Fall 2011 (a Lionsgate Film). Since receiving over 16 million video hits online in 2010 she has appeared on ABC's 20/20, Fox News, CBS, CBN, TBN as well as on Daystar.

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During her free time Rhema enjoys playing with her friends, playing outside, playing with dolls and watching movies. The best way to describe Rhema is that she has a beautiful heart and soul. She is sweet, kind, caring and most importantly pure in heart. Most people who have dealt with or is currently dealing with cancer, disease, challenges, etc‌..sees hope and inspiration in Rhema. The little girl who should have been scared or harmed by seeing her mother suffer and gone, is strong and perfect. I see Rhema as a cancer survivor. She gives me hope for goodness in mankind. God gave her a beautiful heart and the voice of an angel. Most people that hear her sing cannot deny that God does speak through a child. Her voice touches peopleâ€&#x;s hearts. Written by: Tenton, her father

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If you are a Teen or Youth that have parents that have or recently divorce or separated. You are probably experiencing some emotions you probably never knew existed. Your life has probably changed and your level of worrying has probably hit the roof. You may be wondering which parents you‟re going to be living with. Or will you be relocating to another area leaving the only life you knew behind. Whatever you may be feeling or going through it‟s normal to feel so many different emotions going on at once. The concern is how you are coping with the situation. And for you to understand you are not the only one that have parents that are divorced or going

through a separation or divorce.

As we stated everyone Copes with divorces differently. Before we share with you some of the responds we‟ve gotten from Teens and Youth that went through or currently going through parents separating or going through a divorce. T&Y wants to know if you‟re reading this article and experience this situation for yourself. What was the first thing that ran through your mind when you discovered your parents were either separating or getting a divorce? We would also like for you to write down what you wish someone would have said to you or done for you to make your transition smoother with adjusting to the divorce or separation.

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A Few Submissions from Teens & Youths that Coped with Divorces!

When my parents went through a divorce I was actually relieved. I was tired of hearing my parents fuss and fight in the middle of the night while I was supposed to be asleep. I just wanted to have peace in the home and when my parents divorced although I was living with my mom and siblings. Peace was what I finally had, was it natural to feel this way? Feeling this way is normal, everyone wants peace and in your case you realized early you would receive more peace with your parents being apart then being together. Although you are relieved at the moment ensure you have someone you can talk to just in case you start feeling bad or uncomfortable about a particular situation.

My life feels like an unfit puzzle, will it always be this way? After a divorce things will be different. Thereâ€&#x;s spending time with your parents separately instead of at the same time. You will have to adjust to both parent new social life, and possibly a future relationship with someone else if one or both parents decide to take that route. If relocating occurs you would have to get adjusted to your new environment such as a new school, new friends and a new place to live. After awhile if you allow yourself to accept the changes and move forward your life will soon be a fitted puzzle.

I am so angry right now and feel so out of place I feel like I’m going to explode.

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Another normal feeling but we strongly encourage you to let someone know how you feel. Let your parents know how you feel. Perhaps counseling may be needed; you donâ€&#x;t want to get to the point where you harm yourself or others. If you are a teen and youth coping with a Divorce please feel free to send all questions to teensandyouth@yahoo.com we would love to hear from you and place your questions in our next magazine. Please include rather or not you want your name disclosed with the questions. Remember Teens and Youths it doesnâ€&#x;t matter what your parents do. You have to find in your heart to forgive and move forward. As a Teen and Youth you still have a biblical responsibility according to the bible. Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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Like many of you reading this column, I have endured the type of pain in my life that I would not wish upon an enemy. Just like you, I used to define myself by the pain that I endured, you know, wear my heartaches and heartbreaks on my sleeves like a right of passage. However, I realized when the tears began to flow I was wiping my tears away with hands that were already covered in sorrow and anger. With my very own hands, I was leaving my body and soul blanketed in grief. I was drowning in my own misery, and I searched for the answer of how to survive the storm. I often left myself with the question, when the storm subsides would I be replenished and ready for the opportunity to love myself again? My answer came from within when I realized when the storm of life passed, so did my spirit. When the rain stopped, I would discover that there was another part of my spirit that did not survive the storm. I was having spiritual funerals, laying parts of my spirit to rest, which left other parts of me damaged, confused, and unhappy.

Gospel Artist Colandra McDowell “Don’t Throw it Away” CD I soon realized that I was down to my final spiritual layer. I was then forced to face the reality that spiritually I was near death, my foundation was unstable, and my spiritual feet were becoming too weak to catch my fall. Then I received a letter from a beloved English Professor of mine, Soncerey Montgomery, she wrote these words, faithfully, God will give you the power to fight harder and endure longer. In that statement she assured me that God was faithful to me in my time of need, and He would bless me with the strength and the endurance to fight the good fight. He would replenish my Spirit, and only He could cleanse me of my sorrow and grief. Through His love, power, and mercy He would help me carry on to do His will! I have learned throughout my lifetime that God is good to His children! It did not matter what type of pain I was going through, God had the power to remove the memory of my pain. That is how good God is!

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Have you realized just how good God has been to you throughout your life? If you have not taken a moment to think back to the times that He has rescued you just say right now, “Thank you God!” He understands your heart! Realize that only God has the power and wisdom to sustain you when you feel that you can‟t go on. It is not you that brought you through, but the sweet and kind mercy of God! When you wake- up in the morning look to the heavens and say, “Thank you.” Acknowledge Him for the things that He has done in your life and will continue to do in your life! Give all your troubles to God, and realize it is not your will but His will that must be done! Keep Rising!

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By: Rachel Prude

“Thank you Mrs. Samuel”, my father sighed tightening his brow.

“What made you sneak out of the house at this time of night, Asia? If Mrs. Samuel hadn’t seen you, who knows

I thought, I know when we get

where you would be right now?” my

back home I am going to get it. The

father roared, letting his emotions fly

car ride was long and silent, and I

loose. “You know your mother and I

can see the frustration in his eyes as he contemplates what he should do

taught you better than that,” he

about the situation. Thoughts are

continued. “What mother? Mom has

going in and out of my mind about

been gone for three years and she’s not

what caused me to take the rebellious

coming back,” I yelled fighting back the

actions that I have taken over the last

tears. “Just because your mother left us

three years. Realizing that they didn’t

doesn’t make it right for you to act this

make me feel any better, I began to

way.” My dad desperately shook his

regret my decisions. However, I was

head.

not prepared to let my dad know that

I thought about what he said for a

yet. I dragged my feet as I headed to

while. Just because my mother hurt me, I

the garage door creating which

didn’t need to hurt the two people who

seemed like more frustration on my

have always been there–My earthly

father’s face.

father and my heavenly father.

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For a while I displayed the same selfishness and rebellion that my mother showed three years ago. I thought that by portraying such actions I was ridding myself of pain but actually I was adding fuel to the fire. I then remembered what I learned at church last Sunday, that the only true source of comfort for the struggles and challenges of life is going to be God. God is our rock and our salvation and he is the only one who can make things better for me and my father through these difficult years of heartache. God will heal our hearts and save our spirits. Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in

spirit.

Rachel Prude was born in Cary, N.C. and is now a rising senior at Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg, N.C. She is a member of Bellefonte Presbyterian Church where she is very involved. With encouragement from her grandmother, Malinda Prude, an English teacher, Rachel developed a love of writing at an early age. Rachel enjoys encouraging other teens and sharing Christ with them through her writing. Rachel’s desire is to attend Spellman College in Atlanta, G.A. and pursue a degree in Journalism.

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Charlotte McDaniels was born August 7, 1990 in Oakland, California and graduated from Oakland Technical High School in 2008. She is the eldest of two siblings of whom she is very fond of. Although she has many friends and loves spending times with her family, she is quiet and reserved until you get to know her. Growing up as a child she loved spending time with her cousin Michael and watching the Cartoon Network late at night. Charlotte has experienced many things that are typical for children and teens growing up in the inner city which resulted in making decisions and choices to adapting to or surviving her surrounding environment. She had always been faced with the challenges of not becoming involved in drugs, teen pregnancy (Her mother had her when she was 14yrs old), or prostitution that is so prevalent in her community.

Although she has experienced some low points and issues that has caused her to become depressed and despair of life,

she has persevered and desires to give back to her community by helping other young girls and teens with their pressing issues. Charlotte plans to attend college to become a Registered Nurse; she also plans to pursue a minor in business and hopes to open a restaurant. Her favorite hobbies are learning new things in regards to technology, basketball, and football. She currently resides in Ft. Worth, Texas with her grandparents. In the next issue of T&Y Charlotte shares her experiences of low points in her life. And how God and her family has helped her become the person she is today despite her past.

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Teen Girls need Love is a book that will teach, motivate and give teen girls self esteem. This book hits on Leadership, loving yourself, bullying and more. Find this book on Amazon.com The Hurting Women is a lesson learned novel. In fact young readers not only learn and sympathies with the characters they also are determined not to be like the characters in this book. This book will have you looking deep down inside of yourself personally, your relationship, your goals in life and more. This book takes you on a journey of Teen Pregnancy, abusive relationships, boyfriend and girlfriend relationships and more. Purchase this book at www.promotingpurposemagazine.com book store and get and get your copy autographed. Weekend at Camp a book you would not want to put down. Christian teens and those teens who have not given their life to Christ join together for a church weekend camp. What goes on at these camps will surprise you. But the most important thing is knowing who God is and how he can touch the lives of any and everyone. No matter what there background may be. Find weekend camp on Amazon.

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Bullying Who‟s being bullied and who are the bullies! T&Y looks into the lives of those being bullied as well as the lives of the bullies. You‟ll be surprise of what we‟ve discovered. Teens and Youth share your story with T&Y. If you’ve been bullied before tell us about your experience and how you felt during the time. If you were the bully tell T&Y what made you become a bully. And how did bullying make you feel.

Teens that are in abusive relationships!

Young Lady on Trial Continuation By: Charlotte McDaniels

More Life, Inspirational, Testimonies and Teens sharing their opinions and views ….

Features, Features, Features and more features!

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