What does bother me is the otherwise wonderful ladies who think that dressing up in a "risqué" costume is a good idea for when they go trick or treating with their kids.
1. What message are you sending your little girls?
"The way you get attention, and the way you get people to value you is by displaying your body in a lascivious way."Don't young girls have enough issues with self-image? Shouldn't we be encouraging them to be respected for their character and intellect, and not just for how cute or sexy they can look? Telling them one thing and then doing another thing sends mixed messages, and your actions will ALWAYS speak louder than your words.
2. If you're a Christian, why purposefully cause your "brothers in Christ" to stumble?
27"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' 28But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."
~ Jesus, Sermon on the MountDudes are visual. Enough said.
I just think that we have allowed our culture to shape our values without us realizing it.
And if it is your "value" that your sexiness is what you want to be valued for, more power to you. It's still a free country.
But if you want to cultivate Christ-honoring values... well, maybe you should re-think that costume.
My opinion. You are welcome to disagree.
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