Therefore encourage one another and edify one another, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Friday, January 20, 2012

Why I did it...

I got lost in the world. I thought sex was love. To have never experienced love that is all I knew. The way the guys looked at me, licking their lips imagining being with me. The way they argued amongst each other over who was going to approach me. The way they talked to each other about my hips, my thighs, and my breast like I was nothing. And that’s exactly what I thought I was…nothing.
Sexual purity. Yeah I knew that but living in a society in which they glamourize sex made it seem as if being pure was a joke. I gave myself away. All of it. Because I thought he loved me. He told me he loved me and I thought it was true. Maybe I thought the way I did because my daddy never loved me. Since I lacked in that area I thought that being loved by another man could take the place of the love I never experienced from my father.
I hated myself and I hated God too. I was miserable because people only liked me because of the way I looked. I asked God why. Why does no one love me? Why was I given this life? When I engaged in the world I was giving myself away to this man and that man. The way they catered to me as if I was someone was thrilling for me and the only thing I was really missing was God. God, the Father that I hated so much. The One that I ignored. The One that I thought didn’t love me because He left me alone and to hurt. Never did I know that He was right beside me through it all even when I was giving myself away. I had to realize that being so encompassed in the world was a sin itself. Not that I cared much; I thought I didn’t belong in heaven anyway. But in the midst of my earthly sins, God spoke to me.  I kept hearing loose. Being that I wasn’t into church like that I didn’t know exactly what it meant but I kept hearing it every time I decided to engulf myself into the world. LOOSE. I didn’t realize that God was getting ready to loose me from my sins. Now see it doesn’t matter if you have given yourself away because God forgives. You may have been with numerous people but that does not mean you cannot be pure from this moment on. Jesus said, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool (Isaiah 1:18).” Sexual purity gives you the chance to improve yourself but before you do that you must let your flesh die. Giving into the things of this world and trying to live a pure life cannot coexist. No one said it would be easy but trust in the LORD and He will bring you through. 
God's grace,

*This is what was given to me by the Holy Spirit to discuss for those that has had previous sexual experiences. 

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sexual Purity with Guest Trae King

I am so excited to share with you our Guest for today. I thought it would be good for us to hear from a male regarding the topic of Sexual Purity since you normally always hear from a female's perspective.

What would you say to a young lady who may be in a relationship and she is facing the challenge of wanting to save herself until marriage but her boyfriend is wanting to have sex?

This is a very tough question, because it's a reality for many young women. There are two things that come to mind when I think of these kind of relationships. The first is “respect.” If the guy really does respect you, then he would desire to honor your wishes that you want to save yourself until you're married. The Bible says, “Love is kind” and if he isn't kind enough to keep your wishes, you need to ask yourself, “Is he's walking in love?” The second thing is being equally “yoked”. This is the absolute most important thing you should find out before dating someone, “Does the other person have my kind of standards in purity. If the other doesn't, will I be in a compromising relationship?” I can't say “Break up with him” or “Stay with him”, all I can say is think about what I've said in this paragraph and make a decision after that.

How important do you feel it is to have a mentor or someone to talk to when things become difficult?

Having a godly person in your life to council you in good and bad times is extremely important! My parents have always been my mentors. Honestly, I'm not sure how strong I would have been if it wasn't for their advice. Throughout my process from being single to courtship to engagement, I've always asked for their advice. It doesn’t stop there. I will constantly ask for counsel about life even after the wedding. If you don't have Godly parents to advise you, talk with local Godly people in your church, pastors or elders.

How do you handle the pressure or if you have ever had to deal with the pressure from friends of saving yourself for marriage?

Good question. Sexual pressure was always there in high school. Even after high school it was there. For years I wanted to save sex for marriage. I remember when I entered high school I started to really realize how that was a minority belief. Everyone, it seemed, was having sex in high school. I can recall one time when a guy was telling me about how he had sex. Then he asked me “Are you still a virgin?” I was like “...yeah”. It really threw him off when I said I was! He was bragging about all the crazy parties, the girls, the sex, and everything else but once I told him I still “rocked my V Card” it puzzled him. He began to think, and said to me, “Wow, that's really awesome.” Stand for what you believe in sexual purity, even when it’s not popular.

Do you think today’s generation is losing their beliefs on maintaining their purity until marriage?

I fear for this generation. I don't say that because every Christian says that to motivate people to change, I seriously fear for them. Sexual immorality of today is above and beyond where it should be! I hear of 12 year old having sex, and it just breaks my heart! The reason why sexual immorality is so out of control is mainly because the lack of one word, family. The family structure is being COMPLETELY destroyed and polluted by lust of every kind. The lack of fathers in the lives of young people has a big part to do with it. Now that the fathers are gone, the mothers have to get out of their role, from developing the children, to being the “man” and “woman” of the house. The kids grow up not knowing what a true functional family looks like so they try to find it through other teens in their schools who are in the same family depraved situation. Plus the media really isn't helping out at all. Movies, music, magazines, TV shows, etc. are polluted with sex! Then all the teens are talking about sex and telling stories of their experiences. So the generation isn't being raised by the family, but its being raised and matured through sex. What this world truly needs is people taking a stand and waiting to have sex when their married. And if you're reading this, and you feel like you're the only person in your school or work place who is taking a stand for purity, always remember the power of one. Maybe your testimony will effect everyone around you. We live in a dark world. If you don't let your light shine, who will?

What would you say to those who want to maintain or begin from this point forward with the decision to stay sexually pure until marriage, but those around them are not being very accepting of their decision?

To those people, I would say stay strong! Remember that your strength doesn't come from within, but comes from Christ because “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me”. As much trials and persecution come from you taking this stand, remember, it will only make you stronger. I took a stand for what I believed in high school and I got made fun of sometimes. I learned it doesn't matter what people say (as hard as that may seem), but it only matters what God says. Do you fear what people say over what God says? So just stand strong and know who you are in Christ.

Sexual purity has never been a popular thing in history. From Genesis to Revelations even to modern day, man has struggled with every kind of sexual immorality. Romans 12:2 says “Don't conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind”. We can't conform to the sexual immorality that's all around us. We must stay holy (set apart) for God in these tough times, even when it's unpopular.

Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. “ 1 Corinthians 6:18

I hope this truly helped someone and informed all of you (male and female) on purity.


Trae King

I would like to extend another thank you to Trae King for taking time to share with us here on his view of Sexual Purity.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sexual Purity

This weeks topic of discussion is Sexual Purity. For some this topic may be new, or you may have heard about it but have not taken it seriously and for others you have made the decision to walk according to the word and save yourself. Whatever your case maybe, we are here to help you and guide you in your walk in purity.

Are you committed to wait until marriage?

It's not too late to recommit yourself. Start Now!

We will also be hearing from a Male's Perspective and you definitely don't want to miss it.

"To be pure, to remain pure, can only come at

a price. This price is knowing God and loving Him enough to do His
will. He will always give us the strength we need to keep purity as
something beautiful for Him.-Blessed Mother Theresa

We would love to hear from you . If you would like to share your walk in sexual purity, please Contact Us

Will you be waiting????

Friday, January 13, 2012

Is It Worth It?

Relationship…Something that every woman wants but doesn’t feel as if she deserves. The bad guys, sophisticated guys, the sweet ones so many to choose from but many migrate towards the bad ones. Why? To feel a sense of security. Writing this post made me go deep down into an area in which I had rather kept hidden but everything you do in life is a testimony. Something that I was so ashamed of could essentially impact someone’s life.
A good healthy relationship is hard to come by but the most important key is to put God first; something I didn’t realize in the beginning. Without putting your Savior first, puts you into a position of failure. How can you be successful in a relationship if you do not stand up for what you believe in? I realized I didn’t have a voice. I wasn’t ALLOWED to have one. As many women do, I too chose to be with the bad guy. The one that though the was so tough and mighty. But the question I asked myself is “Is it worth it”? The heartache. The pain. The tears. The lies. The unwanted feelings. No one deserves to be treated badly and for us as women we can get so tangled up into a fantasy that we forget our true worth. But me…I was afraid of being alone. At times I found myself lost in a deep hole. Trying to find my way out.The darkness scared me but yet that’s where I thought I belonged.
In that hole is when I found the true meaning of love. I never truly knew how it felt to be loved by someone else other than my family members. The love that you actually can feel it in your heart. The genuine love that makes your heart race and stomach flutter. But in that hole is where I began to develop my relationship with God. There I realized that God is love.So sweet, so kind, so gentle. There in that hole I learned to trust in God because I was afraid to leave a relationship in which I knew I didn’t belong.
Although I was not physically abused, there was emotional and mental distress. In my deepest darkest hours, is where I talked to God and He comforted me. As 1 Corinthians 13:4 states,“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud”. And I had neither of those. By standing up to what I believe in made me realize that God has so much more for me. A love so sincere that I knew it would be Him that blessed me with it.Today I acknowledge my past that I was so determined to run from because if it wasn’t for those heartaches I would not know the true meaning of love. To be able to love someone so freely and to know you are loved back is truly a blessing. I thank God daily for me being cheated on, lied to, laughed at, and used. Because if it wasn’t for my lows I could not truthfully be thankful for my highs. The good thing about God is He can turn your bad times into good. I learned that even in your darkest hour God has already fixed it all you have to do is acknowledge Him and He will answer. So, make sure you know your worth and embrace it because your price is far above rubies (Prov. 31:10). And like I always say, “Always put God first no matter what and He will take you far.
God's Grace,

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Repost: Titus 2 Woman

I felt led by the Holy Spirit to share this post again.

Titus 2 Woman

I pray this encourages you to become a Keeper of Your Home.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Music Monday: I Need You Now

You maybe going through something right now and feel as though you don't have anyone to turn to. Please know you can always go to the Father. He is there waiting with His arms stretched wide. All you have to do is go to Him.

I pray this video give you some encouragement.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Meet Sisters of Honor's New Team Member

I would like to take this time and introduce to you Sisters of Honor's Newest Team Member. I am extremely PROUD and HONORED to have her on the S.O.H Team.

Meet my daughter Likyla Hall.

Likyla is a Junior in College with a heart to encourage and empower those around her. She will be a contributor on the Sisters of Honor's Team when her schedule permits. God is doing something great and mighty within her.

I am so very blessed to have her as a daughter.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's Giveaway Time!!!

We are beginning the New Year with an AWESOME Giveaway to attend the HER Online Bible Study. I'm telling you ladies. You DO NOT want to miss this study. There are some DYNAMIC Speakers who will be bringing the WORD!

This is a 10 Week Study during January 16 - March 23, 2012.

To attend this event is a $25 Value per Person.

There will be TWO yes you read it right. There will be TWO Winners chosen for this giveaway.

Topics include:

Week #1 ----- HER Past

Week #2 ----- HER Walk

Week #3 ----- HER Royal Identity

Week #4 ----- HER Home

Week #5 ----- HER Man

Week #6 ----- HER Children

Week #7 ----- HER Health

Week #8 ----- HER Prayer Life

Week #9 ----- HER Purpose & Destiny

Week #10 ---- HER Piece

To be entered to win, you must be subscriber to either:
~Sisters of Honor's Blog
~ Sisters of Honor's Facebook Page

You must now:
Leave a comment on the blog or facebook page letting us know why you would like to attend this Bible Study and which week you definitely would not want to miss. Please feel free to send us an email if you do not feel comfortable leaving your comment openly.

That's it!

The Winners will be chosen on Monday January 9, 2012 and notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and another winner will be chosen.

For more information on HER Bible Study visit

Please share this with your family and friends.

Monday, January 2, 2012

HER Online Bible Study

I wanted to let you know about an upcoming bible study on behalf of Proverbs 31 Mamas Ministries. This is a 10 Week Study during January 16 - March 23, 2012.

Week #1 ----- HER Past

Week #2 ----- HER Walk

Week #3 ----- HER Royal Identity

Week #4 ----- HER Home

Week #5 ----- HER Man

Week #6 ----- HER Children

Week #7 ----- HER Health

Week #8 ----- HER Prayer Life

Week #9 ----- HER Purpose & Destiny

Week #10 ----- HER Piece

Registration is only $25 via

For more information regarding the study and the speakers visit HER Online Bible Study.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 2012 S.I.S (Sister In Spotlight): LaTanya Scott


I'm LaTanya Scott, a married woman of God, with 3 beautiful children! I have an 18 year old son, and 14 and 5 year old daughters.

I am an Ordained Minister, as well as a Christian Counselor whose focus is geared more towards the marriage/family, as I have been through some things in my own relationships and feel that what I've learned, needs to be shared with others who may be going through what I went through! However, I have compassion and a word for anyone going through anything as I follow hard after the Spirit, and try to be obedient to the voice of God! I believe that He sends all those my way that He needs me to be a blessing to or to be blessed by. I also own a wholesale/retail business which I currently run from my home. However, the Lord has recently called me into full time ministry, so my focus is slowly moving away from this business in this season of my life.

The Lord has been opening up so many doors to me and closing many behind me! THANK YOU JESUS! I am just so open and have such a strong desire to fulfill the Lord's call on my life! I am so deeply in love with Jesus and I aspire to please Him in every single area of my life! No, that does NOT mean I am perfect, nor do I claim to be. But what that does mean is that I strive daily to grow closer and closer to become more and more like Him with each step that I take on this journey called 'life'. I want to be used by Him. I want to be blessed so that I might be a blessing to all who cross my path!

Women Arise!-Ministries:

It is from personal experience that I've learned that we as women tend to NOT trust one another! We often times have a habit of tearing one another down instead of building each other up! So the Holy Spirit placed it upon my heart back in late 2008, to begin a ministry for women. I heard Him clearly to speak to me:

Women Arise!-Ministries is a place where God can use to set the "captives" free! All of those bowed over will be raised up! All of those who are bound up will be RELEASED! Those in need of healing will be healed, those with dead marriages, dead finances, those who are at dead ends, will be resurrected and restored to life! Those who are broken down and defeated, will arise to new levels and realize they are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus! Those who need a word, who need deliverance, companionship, compassion, understanding, knowledge, wisdom, discernment, whatever-WILL RECEIVE IT (I believe it) in the name of Jesus!

It is my sincerest prayer that through this ministry, God will reverse that 'trend,' and be a source of blessing to each and every member, and that we can all be open and honest with each other always. That if there is anyone in the ministry who doesn't know Christ, that they will come to know and love Him with all they are!

I believe that once we can arrive at a place where we can begin to trust one another and we grow in our walk with Christ, there will be NOTHING the enemy can do to us! There is power in numbers! It's time for us women to march right into Satan's camp and take back ALL he has stolen from us! It's time that we possess our rightful inheritances as children of God!

To Share A Bit More About Myself:

About a year ago, the Lord also led me to begin "FROM STRUGGLE 2 STRENGTH," which is an extension of "WOMEN ARISE!-MINISTRIES." It is a ministry for women as well as men. I basically have the same vision for "FS2S" as I do for "WAM." Right now, the Lord has me in a season of preparation. He is refilling and refreshing me; pouring so much new revelation into me, as He prepares to take me to my new level in HIM and in ministry. I am excited to share as He releases me to do so!

My Book:

I self published my first book titled, "FROM CATERPILLARS TO BUTTERFLIES: WOMEN ARISE!, in April of 2010. It is a devotional book for women, which also contains a couple of poems. Many years ago, the Holy Spirit spoke to me, that I was to write (at the least) 3 books: a devotional book, a poetry book, and eventually the story of my life. I felt led to do the devotional book first, especially since I had already began writing devotionals and sharing them on Facebook, my website and blog. Many have been blessed by them and had began inquiring about my writing a book. So, that was confirmation to me that it was time and so I began! I thought it was going to be a difficult process for me, but I have always had the gift of expressing myself well and have been told that I have a 'way with words.' But I give GOD all of the glory as I know that it is HIM working in and through me..... I am just the vessel who speaks and write as I feel Him lead me!

I am currently working on my second book, which will be a book of short daily inspirational messages and quotes. I don't want to give too much away just yet; but God willing it will be published some time in 2012, so be on the look out for it!

Final Thoughts:

I would just like to end this with a word of encouragement for whoever reads this: I know that there are many things that the Lord has put in your spirit for you to do. Many promises that He's spoken to you, that you have yet to see fulfilled. I know it seems to be taking forever and may even look impossible! Oh, you wonder if maybe you have missed the blessing or if it was really God Who spoke the promises to you in the first place! I know many of your loved ones are laughing at you and telling you to give up and let it go! But let me remind you that God is not a man that He should lie! Whatever it is that God has promised you, He will bring to fruition! Maybe not in YOUR timing, but all things will manifest in HIS perfect timing! Don't get discouraged, my friend! Don't you dare give up hope! Do not pay attention to what you see in the 'natural,' as the natural is temporary and constantly changing; but focus instead on GOD Who is Spirit and Eternal- and always stays the same! God bless you!

Favorite Scripture:

{Psalm 139:13-18} - For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. 17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.
More information on LaTanya Scott and her Ministries:

Women Arise Ministries

Women Arise Blog

Thank you LaTanya for being such a great gift to the Body of Christ. You are truly an Anointed Woman of God and I am pleased to call you a Sister/Friend.