Saturday, January 3, 2009

The message behind children's clothes

Gender blog is doing a good series on children's clothing. The main point:

The clothes that our children wear do not merely cover the nakedness of their flesh; they shape and reflect the contours of our children's souls. What I encourage my child to wear is a statement not merely of fashion but of theology and axiology-and this link between our theology and our wardrobes is not a recent phenomenon.

Right now, my kids are only 1 and 3 years old. They're quite content wearing dinosaurs and flowers on their apparel. But as they grow older, I know it will become harder and harder to buy clothes for them that are stylish, yet more importantly, modest and containing appropriate messages.

Clothing is like a personal billboard of your worldview. Parents cannot afford to be passive on the issue.

Photo credit: Robyn Gallagher

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