It’s Hard Being a Girl

In a culture…

where sex is a commodity and cleavage is admired…

where being a career mom is unfair and being a stay-at-home mom is not enough…

where submission is distorted and gender is relative…

where ‘you’ are the center and entitlement is the slogan…

where beauty is idolized and food is the enemy…

where vows are broken and one-nights stands are normalized…

where make-up is a must and style is everything…

where thin is the lingo and trim is applauded…

where gossip is a column and cheating is a show…

where money is happiness and morals are subjective…

where busy is encouraged and saying “no” is unkind…

where materialism is the goal and fame is the objective…

where abortion is a choice and stripping is a job…

where girl fights are entertaining and backstabbing is televised…

where celebrities are worshiped and marriage is mocked…

where spiritualism is hip and the rules are a drag…

where love is acceptance and disagreement is hate…

where pride is glorified and humility is strange…

where husbands are painted cheaters and fathers labeled losers…

where wrong is acceptable and drama is encouraged…

where sex is glamorized and TRUTH is demoralized…

it’s hard being a girl.  

And as I sit here and watch you innocently play, I want you to know that as you grow, I will be fervently praying for you.

Why?

Because being a girl in this culture is hard, but being a godly woman who is in this culture but not of this culture…well, that’s really, really hard.

Sweet girl, may you be a Jesus follower that shines His light in a culture that desperately needs Him.

I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. John 17:15-18 

**Disclaimer**

I’ve never been a man in this culture, but I can only imagine that it’s a whole lot of hard, too!

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7 thoughts on “It’s Hard Being a Girl

  1. Wise words, dear friend. You captured the tug-of-war VERY well. Thankfully, when we are weary and heavy-laden from being knocked on the head by the swinging pendulum of what is acceptable at any given time, we can go to Him for comfort and rest. So thankful Evie is already hearing this message and has a mom who will walk through the hard with her. Love you!

  2. Having sons, I can say that they just have very different temptations. Trying to raise Godly boys that will become Godly men is definitely counter-cultural. Prayer is the best tool in our arsenals.

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