Speaking of drawing the line...OH MY WORD.....I wondered aimlessly down the girly toys aisle at K-mart and was SHOCKED, I mean mortified at what the Barbie Dolls were wearing (or shall I say "not wearing"?). Now, let me tell you a little secret. I'm a bit of a fence rider with the whole Barbie Doll issue. I like the Mommy Barbies, modestly dressed, no navel showing Barbies, Ballerina Barbies. Well, I have now entered another anti-Barbie stage in my life. I know us moms complain of Barbie clothes, but honestly, they reflect what all the supposedly "cool" girls are wearing, even if we do disagree with it. However, Barbie has crossed the line from trendy to hoe. The My Scene Barbie (Go Go Disco) has a low cut shirt and short skirt with her middriff sticking out for all to see. I gawked at her on the shelf. It is really so sad. I used to be angry and self righteous and Church Lady-like about this, but now I'm just sad. Sad that girls are going to play with this Barbie and think it is acceptable to dress this way. Sad that some of those little girls will grow up and dress that way and allow themselves to be used and abused by the opposite sex. Sad that those young women will take that baggage into their marriage one day and pass it down to their own daughters unless they are set free from this bondage by the healing love of Christ. I speak from experience there.
Thank you, Jesus for your healing power!
I never did get to finish the point of this post. I wanted to ask how we can change this trend before G-string Barbie hits the shelves. I really don't know the best way to approach this outside of my own home other than to pray. I've never been very good at boycotting things or starting a revolution or anything like that. Praying is good. I think I'll just stick with that for right now and keep my heart free of judgment and criticism for a world that really doesn't know Him. Yet.