I just read an article in the New York Times discussing the importance of being a virgin especially in Muslim culture. It is so important that they have developed surgical ways of “recapturing your virginity!” As I read this I was very saddened. Virginity ought to be very important to all of us who are believers in Jesus Christ.
I am afraid that many of our young people have gotten away from the concept of modesty, holiness, and purity. Premarital sex is becoming more the norm for the society at large–but never for God’s people. We serve the God of Heaven. We are to be pure for He is pure.
Could I encourage all of our dads this week to step up to the plate. Watch the clothes your daughters wear. Sometimes they are just trying to be stylish but they are really being sexy. In their innocence that they have they open themselves up to at least not being modest and causing men to look and think improper thoughts and at the worse send signals to the boys.
You all know this. For your daughters, sake and for the Lord Jesus sake, help your daughter learn to dress in purity.
I also would like to remind all of our ladies in our church to remember that men are looking. You and your body is special and precious. It should be kept covered for only that special person that you will marry and spend your entire life with. Cute and sexy are not modest. Stylish is often not modest.
Now this is one of those posts that I know make people mad at me and I hate that more than you will ever know but we are not our own and we are to honor God with our bodies.
Read this article–consider how we never want our church to stoop to this superficial virginity!
PARIS â€” The operation in the private clinic off the Champs-Ã‰lysÃ©es involved one semicircular cut, 10 dissolving stitches and a discounted fee of $2,900.
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Ed Alcock for The New York Times
Dr. Marc Abecassis carries out hymen reconstruction surgery on a 23-year-old French woman of north-African origin.
But for the patient, a 23-year-old French student of Moroccan descent from Montpellier, the 30-minute procedure represented the key to a new life: the illusion of virginity.
Like an increasing number of Muslim women in Europe, she had a hymenoplasty, a restoration of her hymen, the vaginal membrane that normally breaks in the first act of intercourse.
â€œIn my culture, not to be a virgin is to be dirt,â€ said the student, perched on a hospital bed as she awaited surgery on Thursday. â€œRight now, virginity is more important to me than life.â€
As Europeâ€™s Muslim population grows, many young Muslim women are caught between the freedoms that European society affords and the deep-rooted traditions of their parentsâ€™ and grandparentsâ€™ generations.
Gynecologists say that in the past few years, more Muslim women are seeking certificates of virginity to provide proof to others. That in turn has created a demand among cosmetic surgeons for hymen replacements, which, if done properly, they say, will not be detected and will produce tell-tale vaginal bleeding on the wedding night. The service is widely advertised on the Internet; medical tourism packages are available to countries like Tunisia where it is less expensive.
â€œIf youâ€™re a Muslim woman growing up in more open societies in Europe, you can easily end up having sex before marriage,â€ said Dr. Hicham Mouallem, who is based in London and performs the operation. â€œSo if youâ€™re looking to marry a Muslim and donâ€™t want to have problems, youâ€™ll try to recapture your virginity.â€