Beauty is a gift from God, but when beauty is narrowed to a set of physical characteristics and then elevated to a standard of value and worth, well then beauty becomes a real Beast. Beauty is big business in our culture, but there is nothing beautiful about the impact that distorted and destructive images and messages have on our daughters.
Last week I was in Walmart with my eleven year old daughter. We were picking up materials for her 5th grade Science Fair Project. We were in the section of the store with school supplies.This section also includes Wall Posters popular with school age kids. Right in the front was the Princess Poster, which apparently is selling pretty well.
They are marketing images designed to connect customers with products.
Let’s help our daughters be wise and aware consumers when it comes to Beauty.
True Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and capacities.
Lets slay the beast and reclaim the gift of beauty in our daughters.
We need to call out all the beauty that has been layered into our girls:
the beauty in their thinking, the beauty in their character,
the beauty in their spirit, the beauty in their gifts and abilities.
Our daughters are dripping with beauty.
They are full of beauty they are truly beautiful.
Lets help them know that today.
Grace & Peace,
Dr. Don Worcester