Modesty and Purity

Out of the blue, on a Valentine’s Day, as I took the kids to school, I decided to talk  them about modesty and purity.  Although they are only 6 and 8, I felt the need to explain a few things in simple terms.  I told them that  God made us for His glory and that we must guard our eyes, mouth, hands, all of our body so God is proud of us.  I also said that when they become adults and have a job, that it will be then, that they can date and find the woman has created just for them.

I stopped talking about the subject, but I asked them if they understood what I said, both said yes.  And they explained back to me, what I had just said to them, in their own terms.  I was happy….they understood, for now!

Later on, when I picked them up from school…remember, it was Valentine’s day, they mentioned they liked the Valentine’s cards I made for them.  When we got home, I allowed them to have some of the Valentine’s candies they got from their friends at school.  After their homework was done they went outside to ride bikes.  I took this opportunity to look through their school backpacks.  I expected to find candy that was being saved for bedtime…but I never expected to find a love letter from a little girl to my 8 year-old!

To my horror, she described that she had been wanting to kiss him on the lips, she had been dreaming about him.  And how another little girl wanted to the same.  She also mentioned they both wanted to “corner him” during recess time to kiss him.  The penmanship was from one girl, but both the girls signed the letter, and ended it by saying “destroy this, because I don’t want anyone to see it.”  I guess other parents would have been tickled pink, that their little boy is handsome…yes, it’s a little funny, but we want our kids to see modesty and purity as a way to honor God.

It was no coincidence I was led to have a talk about modesty and purity…it was a God-incidence.  And of course, the next morning, I alerted his teacher.  It was a happy Valentine’s Day, after all ?.

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