One of the difficult things for Christian women (and men) to navigate is when they disagree on some topic or other. Some can take the disagreement with good will and grace and others will feel offended.
If you have a tattoo or a piercing, and if you feel offended by the posts here on Femina, then I’d like to suggest that you consider something (and I realize this may just cause more offense, but that it not the mission here).
D.L. Moody once said, “If you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, the one that yelps is the one that got hit.” In other words, if you find yourself getting all riled up inside, maybe you should just pull back for a minute and see why you got hit. If I stepped on your toes, perhaps you had them out in the middle of the aisle? My father-in-law has said, “Hard teaching makes tender hearts; soft teaching makes hard hearts.”If we are unwilling to hear anything but soft words that we agree with, we are likely to become hardened. But if we are willing to be rubbed the wrong way, it can keep our hearts tender.
If you are one of those Christians with tats or piercings, then you had better be able to give a good reason for it! And if you can’t, and if you get all upset if someone differs with you, then I think you should consider if you are way too defensive for no good reason. Surely this is a topic that we should be able to talk about and even differ over.
I mentioned in my first post on this that the burden of proof should lie with the person getting the tats and piercings, not with the person opposed to it. Rather than saying, “Why can’t I?” we should be saying, “Why should I? Give me ten good reasons why I should get a tat or a piercing?”
So no ill will intended toward anyone reading this! If it messed with your hair, consider it done by someone who likes to read the Puritans because they always, always mess mine up with both hands!