What comes to your mind when you hear the line “Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes” from the song, “My Favorite Things”? One that comes to my mind is that of an image of purity. A bunch of sweet little girls wearing white dresses with blue sashes. Little girls that aren’t “worldly wise”; little girls that don’t know much about evil but know a lot about good. What’s so bad about being this pure at the age of 18, 19 or 20? Obviously, there are some things that older girls will need to know that little girls don’t, but here’s some food for thought:
It’s a good thing when a young woman hasn’t had the typical “sex education” that most have because she knows that sex is saved for the marriage bed and anything outside of that is sin.
It’s a good thing when a young woman doesn’t go see every blockbuster film that comes to theaters because there is content that is not pleasing to God.
It’s a good thing when a young woman is willing to be unconventional in her fashion choices because modesty is more important to her than fashion.
It’s a good thing when a young woman doesn’t read the book that EVERYBODY is reading because she knows that there are elements of that book that aren’t pleasing to God and knows that she could easily get sucked in to its addictive pull.
It’s a good thing when a young woman sacrifices her love for theater/art/music/etc. because there is no Godly outlet near her.
It’s a good thing when a young woman trusts the advice of her parents and trusted adults more than the advice of her peers.
It’s a good thing when a young woman doesn’t know every blasphemous word out there because she hasn’t exposed herself to such things.
It’s a good thing when a young woman is confident enough in her God-given role and womanhood to be able to willingly submit to her father and in the future her husband.
It’s a good thing when a young woman is friendly with the young men around her but isn’t flirtatious and doesn’t throw herself at them.
It’s a good thing when a young woman has never kissed a man because she wants to save that special first kiss for the man she will marry.
It’s a good thing when a young woman doesn’t find her fulfillment in the mirror, or in a relationship, or in a job, but she finds her ultimate fulfillment in the Lord.
Sometimes it’s a good thing to go against the grain.
Originally posted on Lori’s blog.
By Lori Lynn Rives
Lori Lynn Rives is a 20 year-old homeschool graduate. She lives at home with her parents and two little cousins in Wetumpka, Alabama; she also has a brother who is in his first year at East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions. She aspires to follow in the footsteps of Christian women such as Shelia Butt and Cindy Colley not only as a writer and speaker, but also as a godly wife and mom. Lori Lynn is the creator and one of the administrators of the Facebook group “Digging Deep in God’s Word.” She loves blogging about a variety topics on her blog LurlynnCrochet: Not Just a Crochet Blog.