A timely reminder that our beauty lies not in the worldly perception of one’s outer beauty but the true and lasting beauty of the soul.
Let us then remember this truth: we are beautiful because we are made to be Icons (Image-bearers) of the one from whom all that is beautiful and true comes forth: God!
Lately I’ve been reflecting on the insidious message the media is giving to our youth regarding physical attractiveness. There are very dark, evil forces behind advertising, music videos, and films which bombard us daily and insinuate that women must look and act a certain way (i.e. a sexual way) in order to feel valued by others.
Having to raise two girls in this dangerous and fallen world is a heavy burden to bear. It’s all too easy to get caught up in this web of deception around us which seems harmless at first glance but upon further digging, you uncover the horror of the lies that the advertisers love to sell us. These lies have ruined the self-image of too many women and have given men a sense of entitlement to use and objectify women. Subsequently this has led to rampant sexual violence against women.
We have to fight against…
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