The role of social media on body image concerns among women.

November 21, 2017

 

Why is it that so many girls and young women are dissatisfied  with their bodies, regardless of the size? Research depicts that body image concerns in the past decade develop relatively early, emerging among children as young as age 7 and appear to exist across diverse levels of body size and race. (Dohnt & Tiggemann, 2006a;Grabe & Hyde, 2006)

 

Exposure to media images and messages depicting the thin-ideal body is related to body image concerns and dissatisfaction. Thus, in many ways, body dissatisfaction has emerged as a core aspect of women’s physical and mental health (MIND).

 

Among the many forces believed to play a role (in addition to parental messages and peer-related teasing) is the increasingly thin “ideal” body image dominating the media. 

Across movies, magazines, and television programs, social media eg. Facebook. Thinness is consistently emphasised & rewarded for women.

 

REMEMBER YOU ARE ENOUGH

Always pay attention to what you listen to. Proverbs 2:2


Guard your mind. Proverbs 4:23 


Don't entertain messages that make  you look down on yourself. This affects your ability,  your confidence and effectiveness. 2 Corinthians 10:5 

 

Speak gracious words over your self. Acts 20:32

 

Develop a healthy image of yourself through God's words by thinking like God. Jer. 29:11

 

Drown thoughts of negativity and defeat by voicing out what  the word says about you.

 

You are enough learn to place premium value on yourself because you're made in the image  of God. Mat 5:14. 


Be content with your progress and yourself and avoid ungodly comparisons. 2 Corinthians 10:12 

 

Speak with grace over yourself. Colossians 4:6 & Proverbs 31: 26

 

Finally, the word of God is your standard and your guide not social media  Influencers! 

You have the mind of Christ 
Let your thoughts be aligned with His, with regards to your body 
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