I deviate from my church planting blogging to bring you a special post. It’s bold and raw, but what do you expect?
Warm weather has broken out and my eyes are already tired.
I am tired of seeing so many butts and boobs. From age 11 up…it is the trend. As a man…this is not good.
And I have tried to train my eyes to “bounce” as the “Every Man’s Battle” book teaches. Sometimes I win, sometimes I linger too long.
I know it is the style.
I know it is hard to find clothes for your precious little girls who need to fit in.
I know that they will fight you.
But men lusting after any women, much less teenagers [or younger] is not what you want.
But it is what happens. They are lusted after 98.9% of the time. The only boys that aren’t lusting are like 1st grade boys who think girls really do have cooties.
And for all of the sexual pedophiles out there…they are loving it when you dress your baby girls like that. Just letting you know this.
I am not trying to be crude. I am not trying to be legalistic. I don’t dress my girls in culottes.
A recent shopping trip with our girls at Easton Mall was not easy. If you work hard and don’t say yes to everything, it can be done. It takes hard work and good hearts of our girls to balance fashion and modesty.
I have seen many Moms though who push their kids to dress way ahead of their age and appropriateness! HUSBANDS…SPEAK UP…BE A MAN! You are actually a better filter than your wife normally on this stuff, because you know how visual YOU are.
Now picture everyone looking at your little girls…because everyone you and I gawk at is someone’s daughter, regardless of age!
**This could be part of the reason why every 2 minutes someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. [I am in NO WAY blaming women for this either...please don't jump there. But lots of exposed flesh is not helping the cause]. I too was a victim of sexual abuse by a female babysitter when I was young, and I was fully clothed at the time just for the record.
How can we help change this?
Let’s start by not giving eye candy for free. Work hard to balance modesty and fashion. It’s a chore, I know. My kids are in the latest fashions, but we draw a line on how much flesh can be hanging out!
Keep the boobs and butts locked up as much as possible until the prince of her dreams gets the desires of HIS HEART ALONE in marriage.
So…are the shorts and shirts getting ridiculous to you or is it just me?