On Tuesday, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show took place, and I have several thoughts on that. I don”t understand the need for women wanting to walk down a runway in little to no clothes. That would make any godly woman feel very self-conscious, and I would never think about doing that.
The entire world is watching you,
People are taking photos of you,
And you are exploiting your own body.
I just don’t understand why we think this is okay and fine. As a godly woman, I don’t believe in flaunting your body like that, and I never will.
Your body is only for your husband to see, but society doesn’t believe in a woman being “submissive” anymore. Submission isn’t your husband being a tyrant, but it’s respecting him, and though I am not a married woman, I still respect my future husband in some ways such as not showing off my body in a way that does not bring honor to God.
“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” 1 Corinthians 6:19
Your body was not made to be shown off, it was not made to exploit, and it was not made for what society says it is known for. Your body is considered a temple, and you must take care of it and you must keep it sacred.
There are so many little girls who look at these fashion shows, and think it’s fine, but it isn’t fine. Society is saying that sex and beauty are the only important factors and they are cramming it into their brains, but let’s not forget the guys either.
The VS fashion show is setting a false perception of a woman’s beauty to men who were watching. Most of the women in the industry and who were walking on that runway probably are being forced to be very thin and are scared to gain weight. I know this, for I was being forced to go on this same routine when I wanted to move to NYC for a ballet career, and that was only ballet.
I can only imagine the stress put on models who want to make it in the industry, who want to be known, and who want to be the star of the runway, but is it really worth it? No.
How is risking your dignity by parading in a lingerie for the entire world to see worth it?
How is harming your body for lights and fame worth it?
How is being a bad example for little girls worth it?
How is giving men a false reality worth it?
I don’t understand what goes on in the minds of those who are “set” on being a VS model, but that kind of job is a dangerous job. You have to risk everything: your life, your dignity, your health, and your walk with Christ. When looking at the risks, is the fame and money really worth it?
I refused to watch the VS Fashion show because not only do I think it’s rather ungodly and setting bad examples, but also because I used to be the type of girl who thought I wasn’t good enough in my own skin.
As I was embracing my identity in Christ, I realized that I didn’t want to be like a VS model, because t’s artificial. Nothing about them is “real” when you look at them. Most of those models have botox, plastic surgery to make their bodies look good, are not eating for they want to stay thin, are sitting in a makeup chair for 5 hours at a time, and are photoshopped on billboards.
None of them are genuine, so why do I want to strive to be fake or to be something that only has an artificial meaning? Why would I watch a group of women take God’s creation and warp it into something He didn’t intend for it to be.
“And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Genesis 2:18
God loves women and views women at a high importance, He wants us to be graceful, and He also speaks on immoral women though Scripture. God never intended for women to sexualize themselves for money or fame, but God made a woman to be a helper to her husband. God did not want a man to be alone, so women were created from the rib of Adam.
She is more precious than rubies,
And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.” Proverbs 31:15
Women are viewed as worth more than rubies, but fashion shows are wanting to tell girls that they are only worth what they can give out of their bodies, and that is a toxic philosophy that is throwing teenage girls into eating disorders, making them feel like they aren’t good enough, and it makes them think that guys only think VS models are “beautiful.”
We live in a destructive society, and I know that when I have little girls, they won’t ever be allowed to watch the VS fashion show, because I don’t want my daughters getting the idea that what those models are doing is “beauty,” because it isn’t. What those women are doing is full of promiscuity, and it also defiles God’s plan of marriage.
Intimacy was only made for couples who were married, but society is taking intimacy onto the runway, so why would we say that’s okay? I know that there are people who find no wrong in the fashion show, but I do. I think that the fashion show is telling little girls that a “body to die for” is what is important, and it isn’t, and it teaches guys that a woman’s outer beauty is the only thing that should be looked at, and that is not true.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”” 1 Samuel 16:7
It’s about the heart, and the harsh truth about beauty is this:
If you’re heart isn’t where it’s supposed to be or reflect Christ, then no matter how much beauty is on the outside, you will never be truly beautiful. Society has made beauty based on things that are fading, but a heart that loves Christ, is beautiful, and nothing you can do on the outside can that away your true beauty, so don’t let the physical beauty be the deigning factor, for the Lord has denied both the beauty of VS models and the outside appearance, because He looks at the beauty of the heart.
So if your heart truly beautiful?