Answering The Miley Cyrus Generation

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Miley Cyrus is an icon of a soul that is a wasteland and she’s taking others down with her. The Dave Ryan Show reports that,

“Miley Cyrus’ controversial performance at the MTV Video Music Awards is now the most-tweeted moment of the year. Twitter announced on Monday that Miley and her provocative dancing with singer Robin Thicke set a record on the social networking site, garnering 306,000 tweets per minute. Four-point-five million tweets about Miley went out during the award show’s two-hour airtime.”

Her immorality and shamefulness seems to know no end perpetuating the idea that empowerment lies in unrestrained license and self destruction. You and I both know people we need to reach out to who are following her lead on the downward spiral. Just this morning I shared the gospel with a young lady who had never heard the message about godly purity, chastity and the sins of Miley Cyrus. She listened. She and seemed to be convicted. While I gave her the Word I also reached for some trusted resources, which I have listed below.

Here they are and a few more if you need to get your bearings and build a foundation. Use them to reach out to others as a doorway to spreading the gospel. We all have to play our part in affecting cultural morality.  Spread the word about modesty, femininity, and purity to a world that knows no shame and may have never heard a message otherwise.

The authors, editors, speakers and filmmakers have spent countless hours  and their own financial resources putting together these trusted tools. Buy them, use them, give them away.

Want to know what these authors, editors and filmmakers have to say about purity, chastity, sobriety, femininity, marriage and the like?

Join LAF on twitter  for a #purity campaign as we treat @mileycyrus followers, adding many wonderful quotes from some of the following books. Retweet to your friends and family who need a vision of godly maidenhood. Add your own favorite quotes that inspire you to Christ-likeness. We want to know what Christ has done for you as a contrast the faulty idea that complete license is liberating. Tweet us your testimony @lafbw. Hope to see you there.

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“Quit Work To Help Your Husband” – Thanks, we’re ahead of this curve.

[Note: This article was voted a Reader Favorite on the “old” LAF, so we’ve moved it over to the new LAF! ~ Ed.]

A LAF reader shared a link to a story about Michelle Obama quitting her high-paying job to support her husband’s run for the presidency and to serve as stay-at-home First Lady. While we’re definitely not fans of the Obama administration and its liberal, socialist policies, this article shines the spotlight on something very important: the notion that a wife is invaluable to her husband’s success and that an intelligent, savvy helpmate really does play an irreplaceable role in the family. Here’s a sampling from the original piece:

It’s not what Germaine Greer and her ilk had in mind for this generation of highly educated, successful, independent women. But it’s a lifestyle choice at the heart of a new theory expounded in Megan Basham’s book, Beside Every Successful Man. The title is not just a trite twist on the familiar concept behind every successful man; it has much greater meaning than that. Basham argues that by using all your talents, skills, education and qualifications, you can make your husband’s career a stellar success, and your family life spectacularly happy. We’re talking an equal professional partnership, where the woman gets the best of both worlds — enjoying using her honed professional skills to enhance her husband’s career, but at the same time having the freedom and pleasure of spending more time with her children.
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Reaching Generations: An Interview with Mrs. Mel Cartwright

Dear Readers,

When Mrs. Cartwright read our site, she graciously sent me an interview about her life. We became better acquainted on the phone. I found her a cheerful, optimistic person who reveled in her role as wife and mother and saw the potential of her position at home as something intended for greatness. She has been married for 23 years and has two daughters and a son.

I was impressed with this beautiful family and their cohesiveness and cooperation with one another. Both mother and daughters model and photograph April Cornell fashions from a local store, teach hospitality classes to younger girls, and serve the elderly at social functions. The family also is quite skilled at photography, as you can see. I know when you read about her beliefs concerning the family, you’ll feel encouraged and uplifted. I’ve never heard a discouraging word from Mrs. Cartwright!

A Portrait of Nicole’s Family.

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For Young Girls: The Importance of Living A Meaningful Life

You may wonder why it is necessary to find purpose in life when you are young, but a young person who drifts along letting things happen to him, with no plan or purpose, will become an old person with the same failures. A person without a plan will be prey to destructive influences, but one who follows a time-worn path of success will avoid many pitfalls that are common to youth. Decide early if you want to have victory in your life, and begin the steps to success.
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Why Young Women Are Exposing Themselves by Dennis Prager

[Note: This series was voted a Reader Favorite on the “old” LAF, so we’ve moved it over to the new LAF! ~ Ed.] As much as feminists may disdain the roles of mother or wife, those roles have bestowed power as well as meaning and satisfaction on the vast majority of women in history. When all is said and done, heading a home and being … Continue reading Why Young Women Are Exposing Themselves by Dennis Prager

Feminine Appearance for Older Women

What has happened to the concept of “growing old gracefully?” You’ve probably read a lot of “what-is-this-world-coming-to” articles about the unfeminine and immodest appearance of young women, but have you taken a good look at the older women lately? From a distance, most of them cannot be distinguished from old men. The typical “older woman” uniform seems to consist either of combat pants and boots, tee shirts, shaved hair styles, and expensive manicures or jogging suits and/or spandex.

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Fine Linen and Purple: Sewing as a Ministry by Miss Rebecca Newton with Miss Rachel Franklin

Some Biblical characters are so vivid it seems I know them personally. Acts 9 records the miraculous resurrection of Dorcas, also known as Tabitha. Through her kindness, Dorcas endeared herself to the church in Joppa. Every time I read the passage, it jumps off the page at me! The kinship I feel with Dorcas is due to a calling we share: to minister by creating clothing for others.

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Dressing Little Girls by Tonya Davis

As anyone with a daughter who wears over a child’s size 6 knows, dressing our young daughters modestly can be a complicated process. The big-name clothing manufacturers apparently believe that up until size 7, girls can wear feminine dresses, sweet pinafores, and comfortable shoes, but when they reach a size 7 and beyond, they are to be dressed as a popular model in a fashion magazine would be clothed. Since a modestly attired woman would not want to be dressed this way, they would certainly not want their dear daughters dressed in this fashion.

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A Season for Hospitality

I used to think that summers were the best time for hospitality, since everything is so well lit and beautiful, but I have come to see that winter is the season for hospitality. People need this diversion during cold winter months. It is a perfect time for a Winter Tea. You don’t have to actually drink tea in order to host an Afternoon Tea, and you can even serve the hot punch I share in my homemaking article in tea cups or in the glass snack tray sets that you see here:

These were once popular and now can be purchased at antique and second-hand shops for very reasonable prices.

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Getting Used to Dresses

If you’ll take some time just to look at old photographs in antique shops or on the web, you’ll see women who spent their lives wearing dresses. No one ridiculed them. Everyone wore dresses or skirts, and they were able to do a wide variety of work, even farming, in them. The few who dared to dress like men were considered unfeminine. Today we have strayed so far from feminine dressing that women who have grown up in pants and sports shoes feel awkward in dresses. In this confused modern society, women feel uncomfortable wearing dresses in public and even at home. Who would have thought that a woman in a dress would be such an unusual sight that people would stop and stare? How far we haven’t come!!

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