Wow, it’s been a busy summer and I can’t believe it’s almost time for the kids to head back to school. Speaking of kids, I came across this article by Dannah Gresh. She is a wonderful author who writes books for parents of teen boys and girls:
DOES YOUR DAUGHTER LISTEN TO YOU?
Society tells women that they are only as valuable as their external beauty, all the while setting a standard of beauty that is out of the reach of everyone – including the celebrities. No one is crueler or more critical to us than the reflection we see in the mirror.
This way of thinking and of speaking must stop. As women we have been made in the image of God. Perfectly Crafted. Wonderfully Made. Dearly Loved. How dare we insult God’s masterpiece – how dare we belittle His work in front of the eyes of our daughters!
You and I don’t wish to have this self-loathing mentality take root in our girls. Mom, we have to be her role model. We must believe what God says about our beauty – we must speak it boldly. Next time you look in the mirror say, “Thank you Jesus, I AM HOT!” Try it, I dare you!
We can accept the fact that we were created as a definition of God’s beauty. We are an example of His handiwork. Moms, we must honor and respect our bodies as they are perfectly crafted by God Himself. When your daughter looks at you, she sees beauty. She wants to be like you someday. Don’t be the source of the lies she believes about beauty. She’s listening.