Intentional Innocence

Welcome to the-Not-So-Real-Life 2.0. It’s a world where The Bachelor impresses his prey with charming verbiage such as, “Hi. Hey. Wassup.” This is the man that all women want to fight over and all men want to punch. He is the epitome of manliness. What if Reality TV sucked us into its vortex?

What if Reality TV became REAL? Hair would be messed. Clothes would be dirty. Life would be REAL. Would we enjoy watching Mr. Not-So-Perfect fall over his feet and words; praying that his phrases would somehow make sense to one woman? Would we fall head-over-heals for a man who would date and pursue that one woman exclusively – trying to win her heart and guard her purity? Would we stay tuned or would we switch the channel to something more tantalizing? Something more REAL?

What have we created? We have been pulled into the vortex of devaluing our worth. We have lost our hope and therefore lost our passion. We have settled into the monotony that this façade is normal and worth pursuit. We have traded love for lust. We have traded passion for erotica. We have traded our calling for cruelty.

Innocence cannot be lost. It must be given. It must be traded in the mind, the heart and the body. It must come to a place of dissolution with REALITY and buy into the FANTASY. It must be granted freely out of choice. Purity is pursued. It is a battle cry. It is a choice that turns to the hope of something more.

Romans 6:11-14 declares this amazing truth, “…Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time—remember, you’ve been raised from the dead!—into God’s way of doing things. Sin can’t tell you how to live. After all, you’re not living under that old tyranny any longer. You’re living in the freedom of God.”

Purity is a surrender that stands in isolation. It is a pursued passion for something REAL. What will be your choice?




  • Brilliant thoughts. You have several bullet points (or talking points if you will) that can lead to a whole other blog post. My favorite: “We have been pulled into the vortex of devaluing our worth.” That’s the heart of the matter. God values all human life equally. Satan wants us to believe otherwise. We are precious to God or He wouldn’t have sent His son to die for our sins, our freedom from the bondage of this disillusioned life.

    • Colleen Batchelder

      Amen! God values each of us equally! This truth changes the way we see ourselves and the way we view others

  • I believe a lot of young men and women need to be reminded of this even older young adults. I know exactly from my own personal experience how Sin can persuade you to choose the wrong thing. But you are right we were Born into Freedom and need to stretch this freedom towards Glorifying God even in all of our other relationships.

    • Colleen Batchelder

      Amen! Freedom gives us that choice! We have the freedom to chose God’s will or walk outside of it. His purpose is action, not just belief