I haven’t written too awfuly (how do you spell that….awful + ly…awfuly…who knows. If you know, leave me a comment) much about life overseas recently, so I decided today that I would write about something that is very prevalent…at least here in Serbia. That is the dress (or lack there of).
I don’t really know how to explain this to people in the states. People here wear clothes (no, we aren’t in the bush in Africa). They wear clothes very similar to what people wear in the US. It’s just different. I can’t explain it. Here are a few examples:
If you want some more examples, you can go here. No, it isn’t like everyone runs around in their clubbin’ clothes all the time. And it isn’t that they don’t wear clothes. They are just…well…different (for some more on that, check out this article on close but not exactly). No, I can’t really explain it. Just know that it is different. By the way, the girl on the bottom is wearing traditional Serbian Dress. I haven’t seen anyone walking around in that. I’d say it is kinda like German Leaderhosen.
Also porn is readily available. Either in the many shops (that are on every street corner) has it just laid out with the other “normal” magazines, or the video store has it, or it is even on the TV after midnight. It is simply amazing. Not to mention the internet (which as we all know is a huge problem anywhere you are).
So, if you are living overseas (or thinking about it) something you may want to think about is how will you react when different things are presented. How will you react? As a Christian, how will you set yourself apart?
As someone living in the US, how can you support those living overseas? How can you pray for them?
Oh, one of the easy steps you can take on your computer is to sign up for OpenDNS. it is very easy to use and rather fool-proof. it also works with multiple computers. And it is free. If you want some more information, drop me a line and I’ll let you know what I know.