Read an interesting article this morning by Jennifer Moses which was published in the Wall Street Journal.
It was very interesting and saddening at the same time.
Why can't kids just be kids anymore?
Why does everything have to be about growing up and having sex all the time?
We need a strong generation of parents who will be firm and loving when their kids hit the place in life where hormones outweigh logic.
We need dads to teach their sons to respect ladies and that there is more to a woman than a pair of high heels, or how much skin she shows.
We need moms to help their daughters realize that just because he says "I love you" doesn't mean he is in it for the long haul.
What it all comes down to, is an incredibly important ideal that we seem to be losing in this American society. A person is more than just the skin they wear...they have hopes, dreams, fears, insecurities.
Being a human is about way more than physical existence. A person is more than just an attractive body.
People want to be significant. I think many young ladies are looking for this significance in the wrong place.
They judge their worth by how many people look at them when they dance. Or how many boys ask them out on dates.
Ladies: You need to know that your worth is more than the clothes you wear. It is more than the makeup you put on your face. You are captivating. Incredible. You are perfect the way you are, despite your perceived imperfections! Don't hide yourself!
I will also make a confession here...
I have not done a good job of this in the past. By "this", I mean of affirming women as the people they are, rather than just the image they present. I want to change this. Life is about so much more than just the skin we wear...
Side note: I learned about a fantastic organization called Respect Rx, check it out!