Even more disturbing was a video I saw last night. The coach on TLC’s new show “Dance Moms” instructed the girls to dance “topless.” Well, not exactly “topless,” they wore flesh colored bras to give the illusion that they were naked on stage. The coach instructed them to jump around on stage thinking words like, “You can’t have me… You can’t afford me…”
My heart breaks. And each time they push that envelope it breaks again and again. Where will it stop?
I won’t even share the video clip with you because it’s that disturbing and it doesn’t need to be seen. Children are not dolls to display like possessions, they aren’t objects to be exploited for gain, and it should go without saying–but unfortunately it must be said–they are not sex objects.
As I carried the burden with me today I asked the Lord, What can I do? Aside from turning the television off, and caring for the children I have, what can I offer to those whose purity and innocence I so desire to protect?
Absorbing the words of J.R. Miller from his book entitled The Family the answer was clear: I can either stand and wag a finger in judgement or I can get down on my knees and pray. Praying not only for those mothers who are in the public eye, but for this mother of four with all of her imperfections who by the grace of Our Lord is a work in progress. Failing time and again I continue to press on for the goal, guiding young hearts with every step that I take.
Would you like to join me in praying for the purity of our children? If so… this is one prayer we can start with:
“Oh that God would give every mother a vision
of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her
when a babe is placed in her bosom to be nursed and trained!
Could she have but one glimpse
into the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity;
could she look into it’s soul to see its possibilities;
could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility
for the training of this child,
for the development of its life, and for its destiny,
–she would see that in all God’s world there is no other work so noble
and so worthy of her best powers,
and she would commit to no others hands the sacred and holy trust given to her.”
You are loved by an almighty God,
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