I was recently rereading one of my favorite inspirational Christian books. I was thinking about some of its ideas and morals that are SO different then what you usually see or read. Really, the book may even be considered “old-fashioned.” Actually, I am positive that it would be considered old-fashioned! ; )
I flipped the page to Chapter 24. The title of this chapter?
I really think the idea of girls being “becoming” has completely lost any importance in today’s culture. It’s fairly safe to say that most teenage girls we come in contact with walking into a restaurant or shopping for groceries don’t act becoming. By the way, what does the word “becoming” even mean?
1: Appropriate, suitable, or proper in manner and appearance.
It’s become acceptable and normal for girls to be loud, boisterous, sarcastic, and disrespectful. Now, everyone doesn’t act this way, and I know a lot who girls who don’t… but I also know a lot who do. This isn’t God’s plan for us, though. We are told even in Scripture to be discreet, meek, chaste, modest, etc.
There’s nothing wrong with having fun and being silly every once in a while. I’m not saying that. There’s a time and a place for joking around and, maybe, just maybe, Walmart isn’t that place. ; )
Oh, goodness, y’all. I live in a small town and I could tell you plenty of stories of funny things that happen in Walmart. One instance comes to mind when a mother and daughter were shouting at each other, separated by several aisles, about what items they were finding. It was actually really funny, but definitely not very appropriate.
As I’m writing I’m trying to think back to say, 200 years ago. A time when girls were honored, not ridiculed, for being considerate, kind, and gentle. When certain behavior would be considered outrageous, not normal.
Let’s go back to my book. It’s called Young Woman, Be Virtuous. Here are a few chapters from this book:
Developing an Honorable/Respectful/Gracious Character. (Three different chapters.)
Music that Helps You.
Every Young Woman Needs a Savior.
Home and Church Life.
Yes, I think these uplifting and godly morals would be considered “old-fashioned.” A girl who follows them is even more deserving of the word. I want to know why teenagers acting respectful is “old-fashioned.” I want to know why girls and women not being ‘fluent in sarcasm’ is “old-fashioned.” If everything that is honorable and right is considered “old-fashioned,” where does that leave modern America today?
As Christians, let’s be different. Let’s strive to follow God and not the world. Maybe even, dare I say it, be considered old-fashioned!
As many times as I’ve used the word old-fashioned in this post reminds me of a movie I’ve watched recently. (You’ll never guess what it’s called.) Old-fashioned!
I need to do a review on this movie soon. Anyway, thank y’all for visiting and have a blessed week!