NYC Cheapens Sex -- Again
Thankfully, Kathryn Jean Lopez has another take, using yesterday's Valentine's Day to run an interview with the author of a new book, "Prude," which targets how a sex-obsessed culture hurts girls AND boys. It is downright frightening that the "prude" is more of an insult than "slut," and even if I weren't the father of a soon-to-be 16-year-old, it would be at least sad. Jen points out the best part of the interview:
When girls are encouraged to be coarse, there’s a coarsening effect on boys, too, because boys live up (or down) to the standards girls set for them.
Some of this may have to be a point of conversation before or during an upcoming trip to New York with the young lady I sometimes call The Eye Roller. It's not that I want her to be called a prude, but I want her to grow into a woman of noble character, who, if she decides to marry, will be a Proverbs 31 wife:
10: A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
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