Disclaimer: While I would deal with this situation differently, I am led to share a post as important food for thought for Deep Roots at Home readers. Our homes are sacred places, and this is a concern we have dealt with as parents. Maybe you are dealing with it, too. We all need to find a place to draw the line for our family, whether it be social media, what to do about swimming attire (as in this post), or issues of modesty for our girls (and our boys). It is my prayer that each family go to the Word of God as you seek wisdom and discernment to protect your children and the heart of your home.
I don’t want to criticize Mrs. Hall, per se, but I am really trying to be intentional that our walk matches our talk. The photos of her boys in swimsuits could suggest a double standard. I am so glad she did a second post with different photos!
The first poses could cause the same problems for girls as the Instagram image of a girl in a state of undress can for boys. We all would do well to ask the Lord for discernment to keep our minds aligned to truth.
I asked my insightful husband’s opinion before I posted this article. He recommended Josh McDowell ~ Step in to Your Child’s World/Raising Children with a Heart for Purity. Relevant and timely reading/listening.
Reblogged from Given Breath:
I have some information that might interest you. Last night, as we sometimes do, our family sat around the dining-room table and looked through your social media photos.
We have teenage sons, and so naturally there are quite a few pictures of you lovely ladies to wade through. Wow – you sure took a bunch of selfies in your pajamas this summer!
Your bedrooms are so cute! Our eight-year-old daughter brought this to our attention, because with three older brothers who have rooms that smell like stinky cheese, she notices girly details like that.
I think the boys notice other things. For one, it appears that you are not wearing a bra.
I get it – you’re in your room, so you’re heading to bed, right? But then I can’t help but notice the red carpet pose, the extra-arched back, and the sultry pout. What’s up? None of these positions is one I naturally assume before sleep, this I know.
So, here’s the bit that I think is important for you to realize. If you are friends with a Hall boy on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, then you are friends with the whole Hall family.