Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Something to Think About...

The other day I was out on playground duty with the older kids in the morning. It was just an ordinary day, and I was totally zoning because of the boredom.

Subconsciously, I thought to myself, "Wow, I wish my stomach was that flat." I immediately snapped out of it, and realized I was looking at an 11-year old girl's stomach. A girl who hadn't even reached puberty yet.

Apparently, I have been conditioned to believe that my body needs to look like a 5th grader's. I want to be that skinny.

What does that say about our culture?! And I consider myself to be a pretty secure person as far as my body image goes. Scary. I'm seriously scared for all the pre-teens and teenagers out there.



  1. Our society's view on what a body should look like is totally out of whack. In 100 years it isn't going to matter what any of our bodies looked like!

  2. My 8 year old niece told me in the car the other day that her "thighs were too big" OY VEY!!! Good grief!

  3. You made me laugh ! It's crazy how our society makes us feel so imperfect! And teenagers do scare me!

  4. I totally agree, me and some of my Malone friends have been trying to remind ourselves of 1 Peter 3:3-4 whenever we find ourselves envying another girls figure or criticizing our own imperfections or faults according to societies standards. "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight." It's hard to always remember that God made us perfect, even if we're not a size 0:)


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