Titus 2: 2 - 5 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior...so that they may encourage the young women...to be pure...so that the word of God will not be dishonored.
I am angry...I do know the Bible verses that tell us the way is narrow, and few will find it. (Matthew 7:14) But still, I am angry and amazed, and very, very sad...
Until tonight, I did not know who Channing Tatum was. Yes, I've heard of the movie, "Magic Mike". Mommy porn, they call it. But it is not in the realm of my existence. I don't watch movies, and really, I did not want to know about this one, so I didn't really listen when people were talking about it. I "avoided what is evil" and tuned it out.
I saw pictures of Channing Tatum sometimes on Pinterest, but again, I honestly did not know who he was. I look at the DIY pages, the home pages and the kids pages. Sometimes I go to recipes. I don't look at the men and women pages, or the movie pages. I see movie and TV stars popping up once in a while, but again, since I don't watch movies, I didn't know who many of the younger ones were, and I didn't pay attention.
Until tonight. Until my new daughter, Miss C, began to gush over this man as she sat in my bedroom with me, scrolling facebook and pinterest. Until she began to drool over this man, and I asked who he was. "He's that stripper," I heard from my two 15 year old girls.
"Stripper??" I asked, dropping my crochet, and sitting up.
"Yes, mom," Mary Susannah replied. "Rachael was talking about how fat women love him the other night, remember?"
Maybe I should pay more attention to her? Because while I do remember her funny redition of the fat ladies drooling over some man, at the same time, I tuned out this stuff that isn't "in my world."
And it doesn't come into my world until it concerns my daughters...
Especially when the new one wants to defend him. "Oh, he's married now." she declares.
"Is he the one in that nasty movie?" I ask.
"Yes, but he was just making a movie about his life." she says.
"Get away from that!" I tell her. "Do not click like. Do not look at his pictures. Do not have anything to do with that, do you hear me? Shame on any grown woman you see that posts anything positive about that man. Especially if they are trying to claim to be in Christ."
Looking rather shocked, my new daughter got off that page. She's a good girl. She is trying. She doesn't understand - yet - what the Bible means when it tells us to flee from evil, to not join in with it, and to be holy, because without holiness, NO ONE WILL SEE THE LORD!! (Hebrews 12:14) And how can she, when women who claim to be Christians like this stuff??
I am angry tonight. I am angry that there are so few women who will stand up for what is right, and be the example of purity that the Lord wants us to be. Yes, I know that few find that narrow road, but those who are claiming it, do you know what the Lord asks of you? Do you understand at ALL, the responsibility you have to the younger women of the world?
So the word of God will not be dishonored, the Bible says. When we fail in teaching our younger women purity, we are causing the word of God to be dishonored. Understand that, ladies, we are causing the word of God to be dishonored. Blasphemed, some versions say. That is a SCARY thing...
I am trying to hard to help my new daughter find that narrow path, and how hard it makes it, when women who go to church and claim to be Christians post pictures of nasty, unsaved men, and hold them up to admire.
God, please forgive...and help me teach my daughters that this is NOT the way to go...