Breasts Are Great

Breasts Are A Big Deal

This may might not come as a surprise since we are surround by images, movies and real life situations of woman teasing us with their cleavage. Breasts are used to sell beer, cars, clothing, even completely unrelated BORING things like SEO. Breasts are pushed together, breasts are hinted at by tight and/or translucent shirts and breasts almost spill out of the new default swim wear – bikinis.

But that’s not what I am talking about, I don’t mean the idea of breasts or the look or some ideal of what a woman should conform her body to. What I mean is… Breasts are AMAZING in every way. The thought of giving them any less credit is an insult to women as well as their Designer and Creator.

Think about this, when a new human enters the world there are about 1000 things that change for a man and a woman. They could be married, financially prepared, in a stable extended family, educated in knowledge and wisdom AND still be unable to provide exactly what that new human needs to eat – not just every day but every hour.

Yes, that is right, babies dietary needs can change BY THE HOUR. Wow, and you thought feeding yourself was complicated. What about a person who’s communication abilities are limited to sounds that seem extremely similar. This same person needs to eat several times a day and is totally dependent on you for the entire process.

Pretty overwhelming until you consider that breast milk is the perfect food for baby, even if Mama doesn’t have the perfect diet.

Breasts Come Standard

Did I mention that this food is portable AND free?
Oh and I might not have said it but every mother comes equipped to provide this perfect meal.

In fact, breasts not only are the best way to feed baby, they give us a sense of connection to our own humanity. Rich people can’t purchase real breast upgrades and poor people don’t miss out on giving their children the best food possible.

Ok, so perfect food for baby. Check.
Connection to baby for better relationship. Check.
Attraction from husband? Check.

When I see Lee Anne feeding our baby, giving her warmth, time, attention and connection to that sweet little girl..

WOW – hold me back, because I am way turned on.

Now settle down before you click away in disgust, I didn’t write aroused, I wrote turned on because there is somewhere deeper that comes alive with the viewing of my wife’s body giving life to my daughter. It creates an awe at our Creator and makes me want to be connected to her in the deepest ways.

Breasts are great.

Breasts feeding a baby in bed
Beautiful mama and baby enjoy breast feeding

 

 

Responses… how have you devalued breasts? Do you often find yourself seeing breasts as primarily for attraction? What ways does our culture reinforce the perception of breasts as sexual? Who benefits if breasts are only used to seduce men?

Link Love

This post is a must because I’m realizing I can’t {because I’ll never have the time I think I will} write an entire blog post on every cool article or thought provoking thing I read/encounter.
So, here we are with some links to awesome stuff & as always, my responses.

Some of my internet activity as of late:

Real Men Wear Babies {Just a cute photoblog entry.}
John tells me on an almost daily basis that he can’t wait to snuggle our baby & “wear” her in a wrap. He is too cute.
{Also, I love the photo of the Dad wearing the baby & vacuuming at the same time.}

Consumer Compassion
I don’t necessarily share the views of the article {but it certainly presents interesting information}.
Actually, I think the marketing of compassion {in the form of Buy One Give One, just raising “awearness,” etc} creates & often perpetuates apathy & indifference more often than not. How insane is it that our consumeristic culture has gotten to the point that people will choose where to SERVE {= give selflessly, sacrifice, lay down their lives, etc} based on what they’ll get in return. Um, can we say, missing the point?
A little over three years ago when I started getting involved with ministry stuff {going to Africa, working with the homeless, etc} it was definitely not as “cool.” But the people who chose to serve were absolutely willing to sacrifice to do so. Now, what matters is how they look doing it, & now that we’re facing possible persecution due to the laws being changed, more people are quitting. {Note: when we started, the laws were what they have been changed back to now. & We had more real commitment to the actual cause.}

Beauty, Marriage & Sex Podcast Series by City Church.
It’s a series. There are 2 up currently {the 2 most recent, from Proverbs}.
City Church is the best church community we’ve ever been a part of
{Of course, we’re only a part of the community now via podcast & remaining friendships, but alas…}
This series has been especially wonderful & redeeming, challenging & incredible.
They’re about 45 minutes each, but so, so worth the time. Truth will most certainly be spoken into your life.
I really, really urge you to listen to the series. It will challenge what you’ve been taught of beauty, marriage, & sex. If you’re a woman who’s struggled with appearance at all, it will speak to your heart. If you’re a man who has a definition or standard of beauty, you should listen to this. Seriously.
One of my favorite parts of the second podcast, about 30 minutes in:

“Satan’s primary strategy for us is NOT that we would get black candles & light them up in dark caves,  it is NOT that we would take our babies & throw them over the ravine, it is NOT that we would listen to rock & roll music from the 80’s backwards…
Satan’s primary strategy for us is given to us in Ephesians 2: that we would simply follow the pattern of this world. He doesn’t even have to tempt us with anything extraordinary, he just has us do what the world does & if we’ll stop & think about it, the world & its’ teaching on beauty is horrible, & God’s teaching on beauty is gracious & good & pleasurable, & it grows over time.
Why wouldn’t we pick that?”

Ashton Events
My neighbor. She’s an event & wedding planner. She’s an awesome girl & a really cool friend.
This is also the first customized WP site I’ve ever built. {Besides We Roquemore, but that doesn’t count because I haven’t done much, – okay, really any – customizing.}
Pretty exciting. We just launched the site today. Whoa!
I’d love your feedback.

I think this is plenty for now. But I’ll probably do more posts like this, occasionally.