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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Resist the Royalty Act

Are you allowing your daughters to be manipulated by marketers? Shopping for 'tween daughters isn't just a fun Saturday afternoon pastime. It is an exercise in godly discernment. Are you ready? Is your daughter? Can she recognize the evil that lurks in the 'tween "princess" products? This article by Megan Basham will cause you to sit up and take notice. Here's an excerpt:
Take the popular tween retailer Justice. At malls nationwide, it carries multiple "Princess" tops and accessories that look a lot more like Paris Hilton's attire than Snow White's. No surprise that part of its marketing slogan is "Love yourself."

...Sadly, even believing Christians are participating in the princess push. Christian retail outlets like A Different Direction carry "God's Girlz," glamour dolls dressed in princess shirts and spandex with sparkling tiaras on their heads. St. Paul may have exhorted women to be modest in their dress, but many church-going girls proudly wear Christian-marketed clothing imprinted with messages like "Yes, I am a Princess." The small print underneath -- "I'm a daughter of the King" -- is supposed to differentiate the sentiment from secular princess gear (never mind that the King's firstborn declared himself not a prince but a servant of all.)

1 comment:

learningatourhouse said...

I agree totally! I don't have any daughters, but it has been a pet peeve of mine. I think you did a great job of explaining why this is not appropriate attire for girls. In our society, I think that we have been surrounded by the "barely any clothing" and "silly slogan" trend, that some people don't see the big picture anymore.

Amy

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