This is a repeat of my posting on www.devotionalchristian.com and http://pattersmatters.wordpress.com – because I am incensed that our children are being brain-washed by social, media and fashion expectations AND – exploitation. Perhaps this program was especially biased and our children are not being desensitized as deeply as the program suggested – but from what I saw and heard our children need prayer. I don’t apologise – I am too upset and we need to be more aware of what is happening to our young.
A recent program on Doc Zone covered how media and fashions trends are affecting our children and youth. They called it ‘the sexualization of our children’ and it was not a pretty picture.
Fashion for children – girls in particular – has been dressing them, more and more, in miniature editions of adult clothing – portraying a tiny woman and not a child. This has affected their thinking and eventually their actions and emotions, that are devoid of what is good and truly respectful. They do not respect themselves; boys respect girls even less, especially if denied physical satisfaction……on and on the program covered (too bad the girls clothing didn’t too) how fashion, media and magazines and models, as well as entertainment ‘idols’ emit the idea that exploiting a child to be sexually attractive is what life is all about. Nothing else matters! WRONG!
I share this for all the children and youth that might be exposed to this Christian website …… please know that you are a child and a child should NOT be expected to be a small adult! You are meant to have fun – good clean childlike fun and not be an enticing piece of flesh for somebody elses pleasure. That is not what life is all about!
I was sickened by what I heard on this program – children are being used in the most sickening ways and are losing respect for themselves and for each other. What kind of society is this going to produce a few years hence?
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 tells us a different story of what regard for self and others is all about…….
Love makes you patient and kind
Love is not jealous, love does not brag
Is not proud, love is not rude nor selfish
Love does not become angry
Love does not remember things you have done wrong
Love does not like people who tell lies, only truth
Love patiently accepts and trusts
Love always hopes and always remains strong.
True love never ends but grows stronger each day. (ICV)
It is NOT about selling yourself for the pleasure of others, but all about loving who and what you are, and treating others as you want to be treated.
Prayer: God help us in all our ways and let us be guided along a true and righteous path, knowing that this will produce good results. Amen!