Thursday, May 21, 2009

Who do you love?

I have been thinking for a few days about how to put something into words. I have been putting my foot down about the things that my kids watch lately.
One show in particular has just gotten under my skin.
Not the show so much as the person in it!
We live in a world that tells us who we should look up to. We are force fed images of people that value money and beauty above all else. If you were to ask a teenage girl who her roll models are,
what do you think her answer would be?
Why is it when we are surrounded by beautiful strong women every day, we feel the need to put the fake and meaningless above them? My girls are surrounded by some of the most wonderful women in the world.
Strong
Balanced
Intelligent
Beautiful
Gifted
and yet the ones that the world tells them they should look up to are the ones that get all the attention from them. I do not understand why anyone would encourage their children to look up to someone who so obviously does not share their ideals.

If they dress immodestly, we look past it and say...
"Well they don't believe the same way we do."

If they make bad choices, like drugs, drinking, smoking, we say...
"Well what do you expect in that culture."

If they sleep around we say...
"Well that is their choice."

If they take their clothes off for cameras we say...
"Well they were influenced by the other people around them."

What is wrong with saying...
"I am not going to let this into my life anymore!"

You cant expect young women to share your ideals if you constantly let those who do not share them have influence into their lives. I will leave you with this quote that I have used before but, I think is applicable.

"WOMEN OF GOD CAN NEVER BE LIKE WOMEN OF THE WORLD. THE WORLD HAS ENOUGH WOMEN WHO ARE TOUGH; WE NEED WOMEN WHO ARE TENDER. THERE ARE ENOUGH WOMEN WHO ARE COARSE; WE NEED WOMEN WHO ARE KIND. THERE ARE ENOUGH WOMEN WHO ARE RUDE; WE NEED WOMEN WHO ARE REFINED. WE HAVE ENOUGH WOMEN OF FAME AND FORTUNE; WE NEED MORE WOMEN OF FAITH. WE HAVE ENOUGH GREED; WE NEED MORE GOODNESS. WE HAVE ENOUGH VANITY; WE NEED MORE VIRTUE. WE HAVE ENOUGH POPULARITY; WE NEED MORE PURITY."

~MARGARET NADAULD

(Sorry if this offends anyone, but it is something I believe)

3 comments:

Jo said...

Actually I totally agree with you. We have enough girls getting pregnant as teenagers, we need woman who CHOOSE their mates with their minds and hearts, not their hormones.

Crazy? Who's Crazy? said...

Thank you for once again taking a stand... the right one! Love ya!

Sher said...

Amen! Thank you! Your right. We shouldn't just have to look the other way. We should stand up for what we believe in!

 
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