If you are a fellow mama, please watch this…
Our children are under attack. And don’t think that if you just have boys that this isn’t just as serious an issue for you. Boys are certainly also impacted negatively by the premature sexualizing of young girls.
We are given an opportunity to raise these children of God, and a big part of that, I believe, is protecting them from the lies that society bombards them with. It is so easy to fall into the trap of being apathetic, or giving in to things because, let’s admit it, we’re tired or worn down. Or we may think or be told that maybe our standards are too high. But that is a lie from Satan himself! God commands purity from us in Colossians 3:1-10
1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
And we must teach our children as well. Lord, help us to be vigilant!
If you’d like to take action, please go to this website:
The Secret Keeper Girl is a book by Dannah Gresh that deals with the issue of teaching modesty to your daughters. The website has tons of resources and information if you want to know more. The link above takes you to Dannah’s blog, where she writes about this push-up bikini being marketed and sold to young girls, and gives some guidance on how to take action.
On a more personal note, if any of you local readers have 8-12 year olds and might be interested… I was given a Secret Keeper Girl 8 Great Dates for You and Your Daughter kit. It includes a book, a CD, and a workbook (go here if you want to learn more about it). I am trying to think about planning some of these activities for my daughter and I over the summer and was thinking that if anyone else was interested, we could all try to do it together. The activities are pretty flexible, so certainly we could break up and have one-on-one time when we need to. Let me know if you’re interested!