rebelling against low expectations

AuthorLara Dentremont

is a freelance writer from Nova Scotia, Canada. She is a regular contributor to Well-Watered Women, a staff writer for Gospel-Centered Discipleship, and editor-at-large for Beautiful Christian Life. You can find more of her writing on her blog: laradentremont.com

Though My Affections Grow Dim, God Never Will

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Growing up, my parents carted me off to youth group on a weekly basis, until my best friend learned to drive and brought me with her. Being a part of youth group also meant going to youth rallies, which I adored. Some were a day while others were over a weekend, but they all consisted of multiple teaching and preaching sessions, volunteer activities, and worship services. At each one, my heart...

The Real Reason To Remain Sexually Pure

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As a preteen girl, I wrote letters to my future husband. In those letters, I often wrote the words, “I am staying pure for you,” or, “I am keeping my purity to be a gift to you on our wedding day.” During my teenage years, I read a plethora of books on Christian dating that taught me to think through my purity this way. They motivated me to remain pure by promising that it would keep my wedding...

Don’t Be Quick to Speak (Or Type)

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Have you ever felt that fire in your chest that makes you want to yell the truth? Perhaps you just read a social media post that twisted Scripture. Maybe you heard something on a podcast that didn’t sit well with you. Or perhaps you were at youth group and someone’s answer made you cringe inside. That fire begins to burn and it’s all you can do to refrain from screaming the truth from the...

God Used My Anxiety to Save Me

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My conversion was an event I lived believing had already taken place. From going to Sunday School as a child, I perceived that I was saved solely because I was a “good girl” who did what the world considered right and said my goodnight prayers every night. Later on in life, I stood up at a Christian youth convention to profess that I was a Christian, only to realize later that that moment was...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →