Today we went to the river and had a great time. The kid's loved playing in the water and it was so nice to hang out with just us, we definitely needed some family time!
I knew this was to be expected but I was struck by the fact that all the women there were wearing bikinis. I did not see one modest swim suit. I understand it's hot, but I don't understand why people choose these types of bathing suits.
Then I got to thinking, is it really that sexy to wear a bikini? Do women wear them because we think we look sexy in them?
Then I got to thinking it's pretty sexy to hide a lot of our body. You know, keep it a secret. I saw way more than I wanted today at the river. I'm starting to understand that I like keeping secrets regarding my body, I like not being known to other men.There is something very attractive about women who keep their secrets. Who keep them guessing. :)
If wearing a bikini and showing so much of our bodies is truly sexy then wouldn't we want that solely for our spouse? Wouldn't we want to say, "My body is only known to my lover, and I am so proud of that!"
We don't have to wear something like this:
But what's so bad about this?
If we are truly striving to live out the Gospel and attain heaven, shouldn't our lives look different?
Shouldn't our lives look radically different?
After we got home from the beach, we enjoyed our favorite chewy almond flour cookies, make sure to check out the new recipe!
"You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all."
-St. Therese of Lisieux