When I was in high school Bethany and I decided we wanted to do a really cool photo shoot of ourselves.
Yes, a roof is a random place to do a photo shoot, but we did it there to get that perfect “modelesque” breeze to blow our hair just right.
For each picture, we posed exactly the way we had seen the professional models do it with their lips puckered, one eyebrow raised, hand on hip, and serious eyes.
Without being told how to pose seductively, we were pros and knew exactly what to do.
We proudly posted our photoshoot to Facebook and waited for the compliments to come in.
What surprises me even more is the comments I read from other Christian friends who are complimenting these images and calling them “beautiful.” So what’s up with this? I know the answer to these questions because I used to be one of those girls.
I used to be the girl behind the flip-phone snapping those seductive poses.
I was the girl on the roof doing a photo shoot so I could show off the results to my friends.
For me, I posted those pictures because I wanted guys to notice me.
Sadly, we live in a culture that “trains” our minds to view seductiveness as the norm from a very young age.
Just take a quick walk through the mall and you’ll see poster after poster featuring models striking a sexual pose.
Since the invention of Pinterest, Instagram, and other apps sexualized images are in our faces more than ever before.