(Quote) Peter-933860 said:
This is the reason why it is so important
(Quote) Peter-933860 said:
This is the reason why it is so important for young girls to learn about their value and how to handle their femininity from their family and older women. Because when that information is provided primarily by the music and fashion industry the values given won't be beneficial to the young girl.
That is so true and I think that it is especially hard for attractive young women. The old adage that the prettiest girls are the most insecure is becoming increasingly true. They are constantly taught by society and the media that their value lies in being admired for physical things and not for what they are inside. The situation becomes even more chronic with every passing generation since women who do not understand their value are unable to pass that on to their children. Hence, we have a society of rampant promiscuity and of women who allow themselves to be treated as playthings as they so badly desire to be accepted and wanted or to feel worthy of something or someone. We have women who feel the need to flaunt themselves and adverstise their worth in the hopes of attracting someone; anyne. Rampant feminism which advocates a lack of self control and that self-destructive behavior is the key to true freedom and honor is killing authentic femininity in our society. Women do not see being an authentic woman as something to be prized. That the whole package of true femininity is the only way to truly value the woman as a whole. It is almost like we are developing a society of women that have to be retaught to love themselves as women.
The problem simultaneously extends to our men. Without strong leadership from the men in our families women are not exposed to authentic manhood and have this skewed view of what a good man is, wants and expects. They are taught that men are these weak spinless creatures who need to be protected from themselves. They are not taught the value of a good man who understands his worth and the worth of the women around him. They are not taught to value the leadership of a good man and also that it is something to be prized. They are not taught that a good man rather taking advantage of their femininity will see it as a treasure worth protecting and admiring. The character of the man driving purely by lust as basal desires has become so much more prevalent than the authentic man that woman are receiving a tainted view of men. It forces them to think that they need to take leadership in the family as the men around them are not capable. It forces them to think that authentic femininity will not be prized but seen as weakness and make them go unoticed in the chaos of this world.
These two glaring attacks are so detrimental to formation of meaningful relationships and of good strong families and is crushing our ability to pass the faith and true meaning of family to the next generation. It is so much more important today that we as Catholic women relearn what our worth is as women. As that complete package of authentic Catholic femininity. That we see the value in our role as women in dating and in the family. As Catholic men it is becoming so critical that good strong men begin to mentor the younger generation in authentic manhood through prayer and example. That way we can create a generation of authentic leaders capable of protecting the women in our families and if needed reteaching them how to view and value themselves as women of God.
I think that more and more I am coming to finally understand who I am as a woman and my true worth which is based solely in God and who he created me as and what he created me for. To basically relearn to love myself and find my worth outside of being valued by someone else. I am also beginning to realize the infinite value of a good, strong, holy, Catholic man in my life who is not afraid to lead me to Christ, not just to him. To lead and encourage me to begin to truly value myself as a complete woman who is worth it, not just because of him and his notice, but especially because I belong to God who is so wonderful and who loves me so much. So many of us having been tainted by the media and do not realize the extent of it until our brokeness becomes apparent in the way we value and position ourselves. Until we realize how much we put stock in being valued by others or being noticed by them. We truly need to turn towards God and his love which the only source of understanding who we are truly are as man and woman and our infinite worth because of him.