One pervasive lie in Western culture is that a person’s value is found in physical appearance. As Christians we don’t want to buy into that lie. This presents a difficult task because the media actively tries to persuade us that without the latest technology, coolest shoes, newest makeup products, or thinnest body we cannot possibly live a fulfilling life. Not only that, but a biologically unattainable ideal is set forth. Why? Because the media’s goal is to convince you that you are incomplete without the product or procedure it is trying to sell to you. Perfection is just out of reach, so you must strive (and pay!) for what they have to offer.
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