I started writing a blog about our little family adventures over the last month, but when I went to upload pictures from my camera I realized my battery is dead. So, it looks like I won’t be doing that at the moment.
What has been so heavy on my heart lately though, is parenting. Specifically parenting in a world where women are mainly looked at as sex symbols, lust is acceptable, and almost encouraged, daytime television can’t be watched because of commercials that are slightly pornographic, and waiting for marriage is mocked.
I read a couple of days ago how Victoria Secret is now launching a new line aimed toward middle school aged girls with thongs that say call me and lacy undies that say lucky. Even more than being outraged….I’m just so sad. Sad that money means more than morals. Sad that purity seems to be fading fast, and sad that modesty has been thrown out the window.
I read this article over at A Holy Experience, which is Ann Voskamps blog. She is amazing! It talked about how God values women and how He views them. How they are to be cherished and treasured treated as precious and pure. And more importantly, it talked about how we can teach our young boys these values. So they can grow up and treat women the way God intended it. I think we need to be purposeful in training up our boys to think in this way. They have been and will continue to be bombarded with what the world says, so our voice needs to be louder. Our training needs to be more meaningful. And our actions need to back it up. I pray for Tate often, but my prayers have started to change. I pray for the man he will become. I pray for his heart to be shaped with integrity and love. I pray he can see people the way God views them, not the world.
I’ll never forget when my pastor was talking about how some people say you just need to walk with your head down so you don’t see immodest women. He joked and said then you just start running into things. The real trick is to look at these women as a daughter of God. He said you’ll view them completely different then. I’m not a man, but that has stuck with me ever since, and it’s so true. We are all just flesh and blood, it’s how you view it that makes it different.
I have one beautiful little lady over here that is worth so much more than her outward appearance. She is a daughter of the most High God. She is precious, She is valued. She is treasured.
Lord, I pray you help me convey that to her every day.
For now, I’ll enjoy their innocence a bit longer:)