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Friday, January 20, 2012

Startling Statistics

Recently, I read some startling statistics.  Things that are appalling to think of - especially in such a country as this. 

To think that 1 in every 4 women will personally experience domestic violence means that EVERY woman knows someone who has (or will) experience it.

If a girl's self-esteem peaks at the young age of 9, before most have even begun to develop into women, it's no wonder that only 2% of women believe they are beautiful and it makes the 62% of girls being insecure about themselves seem too low.

Then to think that 7 out of 10 think they are not good enough.  Not good enough for who?

I am reminded of songs by Michael W. Smith, Stephen Curtis Chapman and Mandisa.  If we could ever truly see ourselves as God made us, would we see the picture perfect, true beauty that only the fingerprints of God could create?

And at the same time, I feel the nagging in the back of my head saying, "You do that.  You think that way.  You're in those statistics too."

February is National Self-Esteem Month.  
What will YOU do to improve those statistics in your life and the life of someone you love?

ChristinaLynn }i{

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