That inspires my boyfriend to be a better man.
Chastity can be DIFFICULT. (Especially with that I’m-in-love high.) Modesty can be HARD. (It’s tempting not to just “be a girl.”) Trying to live a “Culture of LIFE” can be a tremendous CHALLENGE. (Especially in my generation.) I know from personal experience.
Women have the power to either: let boys (forever) be boys, or turn boys into real men.
How we women talk, walk, dress, act, even think… and convey those thoughts… will have men either treat us condescendingly, like objects… or treat us like princesses, like queens, like the crown of all humanity– which, as God’s daughters, we are!
God was no chauvinist. In real Christian lenses, women are no weaklings. Rather, God empowered women with a beautiful femininity that speaks volumes and can, in fact, control men.
Talk, walk, dress, act, think immodestly and with no respect for yourself? Then you will get a man who will also disrespect you, use you and take away your dignity, and care nothing about your heart.
Talk, walk, dress, act, think modestly and with respect for yourself? Then you will get a man who will respect you and be inspired to uphold your dignity, to protect your heart. Kind of like St. Joseph. He was married to Mother Mary, the most RAVISHING, beautiful woman of all time– and yet he respected and protected her virginity and dignity.
God made Adam and said it was “not good for man to be alone.” And then God made Eve. This speaks volumes. Man needed woman to be fully alive. Women bring out the best in men. And they can also bring out the worst in men.
It’s so hard to be a woman like Mother Mary in this day and age. Everything in the media and in pop culture tells me that I need to use my femininity to be sexy, to have the perfect body, to attract attention.
But is that beauty?
Mother Mary used her femininity to serve God: not to be sexy, to be beautiful. Not to have the perfect body, but to be the perfect bodily vessel of God. Not to attract attention to herself, but to attract attention to a grace within that was Light in a dark, dark world.
That’s the kind of woman I want to be. I want to inspire my boyfriend to be a better man. I want to show people grace, light, and beauty.
It’s HARD to be chaste, modest, and turn to a culture of LIFE all the time. But it’s worth it.
Grace, light, and beauty…