This past week, a good friend of mine and ministry leader wrote an outstanding post on the implications of social media for teenage girls. It hit close to home, for her post is a response to an observation that occurred at our church. In fact, as soon as I read it, I thought, "I need to share this with my readers."
Rachel is a seminary student at Golden Gate Baptist theological Seminary and serves on my high school AND middle school leadership teams. She is a called leader with years of experience working with adolescent-aged girls. I commend this post to you. Give her your support and read her other posts on her personal blog at BIG CITY small world. As you chew on its hearty content, think about this question, "How can you - a parent, ministry leader, or caring adult - faithfully respond to the girls under your care in such a way that encourages self-worth and vulnerability, not value through the lens of a filter?
I give you, "Are You Jealous of My Filtered Life?" unedited and uncut: