|By the Way... "What After You've Made Mistakes?"
Many of you readers have responded to my article, "Are You Sure Every body's Doing It?" (December Youth 82). We've heard from those who felt they too were on the brink of making a wrong decision in their lives, from adults who wished they'd had that kind of encouragement when they were teenagers and from others who have already made some mistakes and regret them. One young reader in particular felt it was too late for her. She had made a terrible mistake, immediately regretted it and now hates herself for it. She feels ashamed, dirty, scarred for life. She can't forgive herself and she's not sure God has forgiven her either. She's too ashamed to tell her parents, doesn't want to hurt them, and she worries about what her future husband will think. She's scared and miserable and wishes the whole experience were a nightmare that would go away.
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