Friday, November 4, 2011

Misleading our Girls about Beauty

"Never Too Young? Misleading our Girls about Beauty" by Dr. Albert Mohler


The New York Times reports that even the youngest of girls are being targeted as consumers of cosmetics and beauty treatments. The elementary [primary school] set is showing up in trendy salons for pedicures and manicures.

The intense self-focus that many young women display and their attention to how they present themselves is affecting 6- to 9-year-olds. “We live in a culture of insta-celebrity,” Ms. Skey said. “Our little girls now grow up thinking they need to be ready for their close-up, lest the paparazzi arrive.”

You can read the article by Dr. Albert Mohler here, or listen to or download the audio version here.

Are you training yourself in True Beauty? Are you sharing what you've learned with your daughters, nieces,  younger sisters or friends? Or, are you and they, through neglect, wide open to the destructive influences of the pagan culture in which we live?

Girls are never too young to start learning, and if wise women do not take up the mantle of instruction, they will automatically assume the prevalent characteristics of their environment which flood insidiously from television, movies, the internet, books, magazines, and urban graphics, and are cultivated as attentively in churches as they are in the world. Suicides, eating disorders, and early promiscuity are just some of the tragic results. Now that you're warned, what are you going to do about it?

The illustrations in this post are of my niece Elizabeth on her 2nd birthday. In the second picture, she is singing Happy Birthday to herself along with everyone else. =)

4 comments:

singleladyforJesus, solteraparaJesus, celibatairepourJesus said...

GREAT post! amen!!!!! i'm reposting on my blog :)

Narelle Worboys said...

Thanks for taking the time to say so. Your encouragement is appreciated! =)

Joy said...

Great post, Narelle; thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
~Joy

Narelle Worboys said...

Thank you for commenting, Joy. God bless you, too.

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