Thursday, February 16, 2012

Great Article: The Death of Pretty

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This past summer, my husband commented on how much the beauty of women has changed.

  As a family, we'd been overhauling our t.v. watching by including more of 'The Virginian', 'The Andy Griffith Show' and other wholesome shows of yesteryear. 
  One thing we noticed immediately, was that women and girls wore modest clothing.  Not only that, but they took time to style their hair in feminine and becoming styles.  Over all, the females were much more feminine.   
 Watching these older shows have led to quite a few discussions on the changing times.  For instance, when I told my children that virtually everyone used to tuck in their shirts-they could hardly believe it.   They've also noticed that as a whole, men were more respectful of women and girls, and good morals were much more common.

 My husband was saddened by the changes in women.  He said he began to notice how many women today look cheap- with so much make up, over-processed hair and clothing that leaves nothing to the imagination.  Not only that, but they tend to be more crude with their language and harsh, without as much true cheerfulness and kindness or feminine traits.  He said he realized that it was refreshing to watch these older shows and see women the way they used to be.

I've pondered that, and when I read an article entitled, 'The Death of Pretty' by Pat Archbold, I realized other men are noticing these changes, too.  It's a great article and you can read it HERE.
I also love the following quote:
“Women of God can never be like women of the world.
The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender.
There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind.
There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined.
We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith.
We have enough greed; we need more goodness.
We have enough vanity; we need more virtue.
We have enough popularity; we need more purity."
~Margaret D. Nadauld 

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