Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I Feel Pretty

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Or is it? In today’s world it seems beauty is what the media defines “beauty” as. From popular TV shows like Forty Years Younger to American Idol, we are bombarded with pressures to be younger-looking, wrinkle-free, thin, a certain hair color, larger chested or smaller chested, well-dressed, straight-glowing white teeth, and well, perfect. But, according to whom and at what cost? As Christian women, how do we balance efforts to feel good about ourselves without succumbing to pressures of the media?

At our very core we are yearning for validation. We seek affirmation and the simple fact that someone in the world thinks we are valuable. As young Christian women today, how do we respond to the contradictory images we encounter? How does the impact of media affect us on a personal level? How does it affect the way we relate to others and more importantly to the One in which our very image is made?

Please take a few moments to watch the video below sponsored by Dove. Their Campaign for Real Beauty is powerful and is changing the minds of women all over the globe. Do you see yourself in its message? Speak! Sparkfly readers…we want to hear your stories, thoughts, and concerns. We are always listening.



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