Dear Kim Kardashian West,

In case you haven’t turned on your TV this week, or been online or on social media at all, then I’m sure you’ve heard about what the sweetheart of “America’s First Family” did recently.


(And please, I hope you can hear the sarcasm dripping from my lips…)

But good old’ Kim K posted a fully nude selfie on Instagram with just two minuscule black bars covering her goods.

Now. This is not going to be some bashing of Ms. Kardashian West. Frankly, she’s like cilantro: you either love her or you hate her.

I, however, am in the indifferent camp. I frankly don’t care one way or the other about her or her shenanigans.


So I’m not here to attack her.

But, this photo has caused quite the stir. I mean, even the great Bette Midler has chimed in with disapproval.

Personally, I wasn’t surprised. (Let’s remember how she got her fame, ladies and gentlemen.)

I could go on and on about how she has a responsibility to be a good role model. That she’s a mother and should be setting a good example for her children. How she’s objectifying herself. Being attention-seeking. Whatever. No. You can read about those things from any other myriad of blogs.

Not here.

You see, what struck me about the picture — and yes, it popped up in my feed, so I saw it — was the caption.

She took the picture in her bathroom (obvs.) and said “When you’re like I have nothing to wear LOL”

First of all: nice use of the correct “you’re.” Props, Kimmy.


Secondly: Who capitalizes their “LOL’s?” or is that only weird to me?

But here’s what I’d like to suggest:

You don’t have anything to wear…

Dear Kim: how about you try reading Ephesians 6:11.

“Put on your full armor of God.”

Bet you didn’t see that one coming! 🙂

I know, I know. Probably some eye rolls. That’s okay. I’ll take `em. This is one of my favorite passages.

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Be strong in the Lord and mighty in His power….Put on the belt of Truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the gospel so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith…Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

This passage really hits home for me. If you didn’t know, young women in recovery from eating disorders refer to themselves as “ED Warriors” — attacking ED and all his lies and advances. So all through my recovery and my weight restoration, I would often reflect on that vivid imagery.

It drums up so much strength. Power. Courage. It reminds me that with God, there is nothing I can’t handle. I envisioned myself putting on all those heavy pieces of armor, ready for battle. Because a battle it was.

We all have fights we have to be “suited up” for. Yours might not be recovery from anorexia, but we all have something that we’re up against. Whether it’s losing your job. Being bullied. Battling an addiction. Depression and loneliness. Or even “just” the stresses of day to day life. It is a battle out there.

We have been given the armor of God.

Yes, God will protect us and take care of us, but He’s also given us the tools – the armor – to empower us to be able to fight for ourselves too.

We’re not simply passive recipients of grace. We can stand up and fight the good fight for ourselves — and others.

Guarding my heart with His Truth. Dwelling in the Word of God. Staying grounded in His Peace. Guarding myself with Faith. If there was ever a “recipe” for recovery, or a life lived in abundance, that would be it.

Anywho, I will wrap this up so as not to get too heavy here for a Thursday night.

So Kim, I’m calling your buff…err…bluff. You always have something to wear.

 

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240 thoughts on “Dear Kim Kardashian West,

  1. I didn’t ‘role my eyes’ at the full armour of God! I love that scripture; especially about the helmet of faith. If it wasn’t for this passage, I’d have no helmet on at all! Some people laugh loudly. Hence LOL… Some have their mouths open, but you can’t here a thing. Hence lol… Some of us are both. I’m sorry you hate LOL’s 😦

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  2. Why the surprise and revulsion? Kim is a lost soul and her choices reflect the pool she swims in. We are all lost souls apart from the cleansing and empowering work of Jesus. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Graham Cooke points out God’s glory is His Goodness. God shielded Moses from the brilliance of His nature when ..Moses asked to see His face. The Bible says God shielded Mose’s eyes sort of like wearing special glasses to see a lunar eclipse. Then God strutted His stuff. His goodness. God is good and none can meet His standards except Jesus. So what does God have to say about Kim? About me? About you? About the soldier that nailed Him to the cross? God forgive him/her because he/she doesn’t know what he’s doing.

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  3. Praise God and congrats for this incisive, well-pointed post!

    I don’t hate anyone. But I’m very grateful to God my mind is free from fixations on the daily doings of “celebrities”–including the ones that are simply famous for being famous (translation: shocking and sensationalistic). I’ve got plenty of other real challenges to deal with every day.

    Souls steeped in and overrun by darkness reckon it as light. So, though sad, it’s not surprising that many are attracted to, even obsessed with, the depraved antics society is bombarded by without end or ease. It’s a spiritual sickness that feeds relentlessly on itself.

    At first, I wasn’t sure where you were heading in this post. Yet, I’m so glad you framed this in a Christian perspective. You’re right, the secular op-ed pieces typically roll along the same sensationalistic track, usually either lavishing celebs in cesspools of praise or flinging them across the hot coals of public excoriation. It was very smart and good to shine a sobering light into the murky meanderings of Kim K., her peers and their drooling admirers.

    I expect some folks WILL roll their eyes when believers in Christ like you and me speak about our faith and the relevance of God’s word in everybody’s lives. But the reality is that millions, even billions, of folks everyday worry about and spend tons of time, money, and energy on how we can beautify our outer appearance…yet by comparison invest next to nothing in the well-being of our souls. It’s like constantly adding fresh layers of paint, a new roof, and fancy shutters on a house that’s rotting at the foundation.

    There are way more important things in life than posting endless streams of selfies (nude or otherwise), fawning over what complete strangers (who just happen to be in the limelight) bestow upon their doting subjects, or wading through bogs of self-delusion that being important and happy means being famous and self-absorbed. God loves us and put us here for a reason – not to perpetually find new ways to indulge our every depravity, but to love Him and each other. And the only way to actually love anyone is by speaking truthfully and living honestly before everyone.

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  4. Love your writing:)

    I hesitated to read this post though. Because, I don’t feel indifferent about Kim– my heart goes out to her. I used to believe that my body was all I had of value. This lie was at the root of my own teenage struggles with disordered eating. I believed that lie because the men in my life, the culture I grew up within, taught me that lie was truth.

    Yeah, Kim isn’t doing anybody any favors with her addiction to exhibitionism. But honestly, what kind of woman posts photos like this for the world to gawk at– for free? A very very broken woman in need of having the lie exposed as truth.

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  6. Instead of cringing about Kim, your story and delightful twist got me thinking…I’m reminded in Romans 14:11, It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’”
    And..that includes the Kardashians! 🙂

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  7. Thankfully, I haven’t had my thoughts ruined by Kim Kardashian’s bits as she is not in any of my media feeds (pats himself on the back at good foresight).

    Your riposte to her statement made me laugh (not quite laugh out loud, but it was a nice chuckle): ‘Dear Kim: how about you try reading Ephesians 6:11.

    “Put on your full armor of God.”’

    Nice one from you, there!

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  9. I love this article. I truly reminded me of the True RELIGION as stated in the Holy Bible. I reposted this and shared it. People may read because of the person you focused this article on ..but the true mission of the article is a blessing. Great read indeed! Praise the Lord.

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  10. I love this response to Kim’s little stunt. I’m pretty indifferent to most celebrities myself, but… it’s sad when young women feel they have to do things for attention. Its absolutely tragic when young women who already have attention, have to one up themselves for even more. I can only imagine how empty she must feel inside. If people prayed for Kim as much as they comment on her activities then she’d be clothed and in church LOL. Nothing against this post, though. I love your unique and refreshing viewpoints, BBB! If we had more bloggers like you the internet would have more substance.

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  11. I almost didn’t read this one; if I so much as see a capital “K” I move on. But…it is YOU, so I read it. Actually quite good. You didn’t disappoint. Looks like I used the same “armor” verses as you did on this one. Great minds, eh?

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  12. I love this post! It’s great to see you/God giving Kim a chance (I’ve only heard about what a disgusting nut she is, poor girl.) A bit of grace and truth can go a long way.

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  13. Nice post. I don’t think she is an ideal female role model, but as individual we also have the choice whether to buy her products & follow her stories, or disregard them. I disregard them, because the same way one would not drink poison while attempting to live a healthy and fruitful life, one would not poison the soul by reading and viewing Kardashian-related material. Hope that doesn’t sound too extreme haha! Good post anyway 👌

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  14. Totally didnt see the scripture coming lol great way to add God and your story to her situation !! I pray for the Kardashian family every time the Holy Spirit places it on my heart .As angels of the media industry it is our responsibility not only to address their mistakes but intercede for them so that God may get the glory from their shortcomings. We are not perfect and fall short of his glory but He is soverign and His mercy endures forever.

    Blessings,

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  15. I really enjoyed reading this post. I love the unexpected segue from Kim to your topic. I enjoyed your humor. I often need to remind myself how to “dress” properly in order to meet the day’s challenges. May God’s blessings be upon you 🙂

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    • Hi friend! Aw thank you so much:) I appreciate your encouragement. Amen to that! I always need to remember to “dress” for success as well☺️ thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day! Hugs and love xox

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  16. I didn’t see the photo, thank GOD. Sorry, Kim, you and Mr W are a matched set of obnoxiousness. With regard to clothing, the full armour of God and a touch of humility (Col. 3:12) and grace (Proverbs 1:8-9) would be more attractive for both of you to wear. I find the current wardrobe choice (or lack of the same) extraordinarily unattractive, though you both have the potential to be lovely.

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  17. Amen. This is spectacular. I hope that someday my love of the Lord and His word filters into everything, just like it has for you. I would never have thought of that verse in that instance, even though I do love that one. You hit the nail on the head. Thank you and God Bless.

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