Q: Finish this sentence: "it's springtime, and that means..."
A: Cute girls with short skirts.

Q: Wow, that was quick. I thought you might say baseball or allergies or warm weather.
A: I figured you wanted me to be honest.

Q: Well, Okay... So, the girls, huh? That's it? That's what you think of?
A: How could a guy not think of girls this time of year? They're all been going to tanning booths. Dieting. Exercising. Getting ready for bikini season. Now, here it is - the first bit of warm weather and boom! They're everywhere. Short shorts. Midriffs. It's like they throw it at your face.

Q: Yeah, it is kinda of hard to look away. And it seems like it gets worse every year.
A: Tell me about it. They don't leave much to your imagination.

Q: Which is why, in my book, it's a good idea to try to taming the old imagination, if you get what I mean.
A: Yeah, well, that's easier said than done.

Q: Are you struggling?
A: Well...yeah. Doesn't every guy?

Q: I would say it affects all guys some of the time, and some guys all the time.


A New View:

It's flat-out wrong the way some women dress sometimes. And it doesn't help when some Christian girls follow suit. But the fashion industry isn't going to change for the better soon. And sometimes peer pressure is involved. All we can do is to try, with God's help, to discipline our thoughts.

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will." ~Romans 12:2

"I made a covenant with my eyes, not to look lustfully at a girl." ~Job 31:1

  • Appreciating a beautiful girl isn't wrong. God made us to respond to beauty.
  • Lust is the problem - undressing women with your mind, viewing them as sexual objects instead of priceless creatures made in the image of God.
  • According to Romans 12:2, your mind can be disciplined. Tempting thoughts can be turned away, certain mental habits can be changed, and certain positive images can be summoned to replace negative ones.
  • Remember, behind that gorgeous female body is a person with fears, dreams, hope and goals. She's probably someone's daughter, sister and someone's future spouse. That's why, it's important to treat her the way you want other men to treat the women you'll eventually marry. (That puts everything into a new perspective doesn't it?)
  • Besides, one day when you get married, you can go up to her ex-boyfriends and thank him for not committing pre-marital sex.
Leon Lim