“…we make rules in place of relationship. I do it, you do it, we all do it.
But the rules suck. They don’t make sense. They don’t account for cultural differences and personal convictions. They don’t get to the heart of the issue and they don’t have any power to set us free. Jesus came and died and rose again because rules weren’t enough.”
And later in the piece:
“By telling young women that wearing certain clothing causes men to lust after them we are setting them up to believe that their actions can cause violence and sexual assault against them. As much as it sickens me to even type these words, we are grooming them to be good complacent victims.
And what message are we sending to our sons? That they are untamable animals, subject to their bodies desires? We ask them to grow up to be godly men, the whole time saying oh, boys will be boys. Don’t we want freedom for our sons too? freedom that doesn’t depend on what the girl next door is wearing?”
Image source and article: http://www.imperfecthomemaking.com/2013/07/what-our-daughters-and-sons-need-to.html