I have been to countless Easter morning services at church through the years, several different churches in fact, as I have moved seven times since becoming married. This year was the first time I saw my husband struggle with where exactly to place his eyes during the walk in and out of the church building. My sixteen year old son was having the same struggle.
I used to so enjoy seeing little girls, teens girls and women dressed in their Easter Sunday dresses – loveliness!
Well this Easter, loveliness was far from what I saw on several of the females.
All around us, the trip into and out of church was a gauntlet of very short skirts and very low cut neck lines. It’s bad enough that our men and boys are assaulted daily in society, but to be visually assaulted on Sunday mornings as a church goer is inconceivable to me!
I literally wanted to grab a few parents and ask them if they had lost their minds. Dads walking right next to their teen and college age daughters whose skirts barely covered their backsides.
At one point my husband was looking up at the sky, then he turned and looked at me with an, “Are you seeing what I’m seeing look on his face?” That look was accompanied with a look of pain. And I knew that pain was because the father’s were turning a blind eye.
I have a very dear friend, Dannah Gresh who studies human sexuality, modesty, the effect immodesty has on boys and many other issues – she provides a wealth of information you need to make use of over on her site Pure Freedom! She also wrote a great article titled Teen Daughter Shopping Survival Skills – and you should read it if you want to keep your daughter from making the same fashion mistakes I witnessed at church this past Sunday.
I am far from a prude, I like to dress fashionably and look cute, but what I witnessed this week on a large majority of young ladies was not fashionable…it was trashy. And quite frankly it was unfair to the boys and men who were getting flashed with tempting images.
Is it just my church…or is it happening where you attend church too?