January 4, 2017 at 8:36 pm #20731Frazer FamilyParticipant
This is more of a thought than a question. I noticed in the “Trend Watch” of the December PRO report that one of the high demand stock photography topics is pregnancy. Having talked about this subject with my mom and sisters, I venture to voice a thought on it.
Given the modern day pregnancy clothing style – ultra tight, revelatory clothes – the “typical” pregnancy photos are in fact simply the displaying of a woman’s body. And I believe that even in many Christian circles few have taken the time to stop and consider this. I know some will disagree with me and say that they’re simply showing “Baby.” But “Baby” really isn’t visible yet – all we can see in a photo is “Mom.”
While obviously the change needs to begin with a change in pregnancy clothing style (and I hope many will rise up and do that!), I think there is also a need for photographers to get creative and find God-honouring ways of sharing the exciting news of a soon-coming child without deliberately putting a woman’s body on display.
So let’s step up to the challenge and create a change in this genre of photography!January 6, 2017 at 10:52 am #20733James StaddonKeymasterJanuary 6, 2017 at 11:33 am #20735Dan CopeParticipant
The first Scripture I thought of is perhaps the most obvious one in I Timothy 2:9, “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety;”. “Shamefacedness and sobriety” could be rendered as “propriety and discretion”. Or in my words I would probably say, “decency and common sense”! 🙂 Obviously there is no exception to this for the purpose of celebrating a pregnancy! I say a wholehearted “Amen!” to all that you’ve said @frazer-family! You stated that the change “needs to begin with a change in pregnancy clothing style” and I agree with that in the context of how you stated it, but I would go back a step farther and say that the change really needs to begin in the heart by allowing God to align our desires with His!January 10, 2017 at 6:31 pm #20793
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