“Handbag Game” — An Open Letter

Hello everyone,

Well, it appears that the mischief has begun again.  Many of you doubtless remember last year, when so many women got involved in a “game” in which they posted their bra colors on Facebook, for the whole world to see.  Dyllan Shaw, a friend of mine, took the initiative and posted a note regarding this unfortunate activity.  I’m going to do it this year.

Yes, things have gotten going again to raise so-called “awareness” about breast cancer.  Women are apparently being encouraged to post what are apparently sexually explicit and suggestive status messages regarding the placement of their handbags.  If only the suggestion that results from the wording used in these messages were so innocent!

Those of you so-called “christian” “ladies” who have done this — and you know who you are — I am ashamed of you, shocked, and appalled.  You are better than this.  You are above this.  Please, start acting like it.

As a young man, I struggle daily to combat sin and to live a life that is pleasing to my Father.  Your activity — no matter how innocent its real meaning might be — sends a false, suggestive meaning that does not edify your brothers or your sisters in Christ.  If you truly want to raise breast cancer awareness, please do it with modesty, maturity, and decency.  Lead (and live) by example.  I plead with you in love as a brother who cares for you as a child of God — don’t provoke your brothers (or your sisters) to sin.

If you aren’t a harlot, please stop acting like one.

With love in Christ from a fellow stranger and pilgrim on the earth,

- Adam


“Then said he to his disciples, It cannot be avoided, but that offences will come, but woe be to him by whom they come. It is better for him that a great millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were cast into the sea, then that he should offend one of these little ones.” (Luke 17:1-2)

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12)

‎”Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.” (1 Corinthians 8:9)


Brothers in Christ who value purity above pleasing men (and women) (Galatians 1:10), please feel free to repost this letter, edit it as you see fit, and sign it.  It’s time to be Godly men and take a stand for what is right, no matter the cost.  God bless.

About me

J. Adam Craig
Bridgewater, Virginia

Currently a junior at Bridgewater College, I am majoring in History & Political Science with a minor in Computer Information Systems. I also work part time, remotely and on-site, for Pamplin Historical Park as their Education and Information Technology Assistant.

My other activities include studying God's Word, listening to Southern Gospel music, playing the piano, studying history and politics, experimenting with technology, and of course, spending time with family and friends -- all to the glory of God! (more...)