Revealing how her son kept bumping into things in the store on a summer day, she asked him what was wrong and soon realised why he was keeping his head down, having taught him from a young age to avert his eyes from temptation.
“I’m just looking down, Mom,” And with a nod, he indicated the ads placed strategically above us. Billboards for the lingerie department. Yikes. I’d not seen them,” she writes in the blog.
“But then again … I’m not a vulnerable young man either.”
She goes on to write how bad she feels that we live in a world “so ready to compromise a man’s commitment to clean living” and admits while it’s never been easy it’s far worse now.
According to Jacobson, not even Christian camps are safe from temptation.
“Most of the ladies there were dressed for a hot summer day. Many with bare skin exposed,” Mrs Jacobson writes of her experience sending her son to camp.
“I noticed a pretty girl nearby and wondered if she realised how difficult she was making it for a guy. Surely, she would have made another choice if she had.
“If she only understood how hard he’s trying to do the right thing.
“If she only knew that the way she dressed up meant a good man needed to look down.
“He had to turn away from her beauty. That he was missing out on her loveliness because she was showing him more than he was meant to see.”
QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.
NLQ Recommended Reading …
‘Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich
‘Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland
‘Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce