This morning I saw a minute-long video that really impacted me. You can watch it here:
I spent a number of years working with the junior high and high school youth groups at church, and I can't tell you how many girls came to despise themselves because of their appearance. So they dressed and acted in ways to compensate. Some of it (like makeup and certain clothes) was relatively harmless, I'm sure; but the desire for attention, acceptance, and yes, even love, can drive someone to a lot of self-inflicted pain.
Telling girls they're beautiful doesn't convince them of much. How I wish it did.
And adolescent girls aren't the only ones who battle these demons.
May we all have eyes to see the truth.