Dear Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, and Friends…(basically yes, I’m talking to you),
Hello, my name is Nicole, and you probably do not know who I am. I’m a thirty-something wife, mother, and child of God. No matter who you are, I want to let you know that you are incredibly special, loved, and cherished by my Heavenly Father. He created you, and loves you so very much. He formed your inner most parts and knows you by name. If you are not already His, He longs for you to be His daughter. If you are virtuous, He has put your worth above rubies.
Although I do not know if or how you celebrate Halloween, I do realize that it is right around the corner. I’ve received costume magazines in the mail, and have seen the same in stores. Dear friends, have you seen these costumes? They leave so very little to the imagination. Sure, they might seem “cute,” but where did the rest of the fabric go?
I understand that Halloween is one of the only chances most have to wear such clothing. Dressing this way might seem thrilling to housewives, teenagers, and everyone in between. The opportunity to openly dress in such a sexual manner doesn’t usually present itself. You might be thinking, “Here is my chance!”
Believe me, I understand. I was once a teenager who choose to dress up in such clothing. I have been a housewife who longed to feel more “attractive.” In the end I discovered that I was looking for attention in all of the wrong places. The notice that you receive while wearing this attire is actually ugly and distorted. Please do not succumb to that. You are precious, and are your virtue is of the highest value imaginable!
Men are visual creatures, and all of your guy friends at that Halloween party you plan to attend will likely have a vision of you in costume burned into their memory. From here on out, when they look at you, that is what they will see. You are so much more than a body! You are not an object. That clothing makes you appear cheap, and your worth is so much more than that.
If you are a teenager or are unmarried, I know you probably would like to catch a certain guy’s eye on Halloween, but trust me when I say that this isn’t how to do it! Any guy that pays attention to you while you are half dressed isn’t worth your time. You need a guy who is interested in you, and not your body. A guy that desires for you to retain your honor above all else. These men might be few and far between, but they are out there looking for a girl with dignity. Let that girl with dignity be you.
If you are a mother, little eyes are watching you. Your children want to be just like you! We should keep that in mind every day of the year, no exceptions. If your husband asks you to dress up, then privacy is in order.
Sure, it can be hard to swim against the crowd, but I know you can do it. Think hard about your costume choices, and before all else pray about them. I will be praying for you too.
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.