Victoria's Secret model quits to be closer to God

Model Kylie Bisutti, 21 has recently been making waves in the media because of her decision to quit being a Victoria's Secret model because she felt she was "not honoring God" or her relationship with her husband, whom she married at 19.

Now, I'm not an incredibly religious person. I was raised a strict Roman Catholic by my parents and though I attended catechism and received my confirmation, the whole notion of organized religion didn't really sit well with me. I loved the ritual and the sense of community I felt while attending church, but once the child molestation cases started rocking the religion I'd been raised with I just couldn't stomach the hypocrisy--which is why I was so shocked at my sympathetic feelings towards Kylie's very personal decision.

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You see, just because I no longer prescribe to a certain religion or their doctrine, it does not mean that I do not have faith. I fully understand the importance that religion can have in our day-to-day lives. As long as someone isn't trying to impose their beliefs on anyone else, I see no problem with religion.

I once asked my father, who has also become agnostic (as in, believes in God, but not any specific religious doctrine) in his old age, why it was so important to him and my mother to raise us Roman Catholic and he responded, "Religion is very helpful to teach children right from wrong, morality and values."

This totally made sense to me, as does Kylie's decision to quit modeling lingerie. She wants to "reserve her body" for her husband, which is something I think a lot of married women can relate to. I most certainly gave up my sexiest, most skin-bearing outfits when I got married. Something just happens when you've truly decided to make a commitment to someone that makes you want to stop showing off the goodies to any Tom, Dick or Harry on the block. In Kylie's own words:

For all of you that were looking for me in the Victoria's Secret runway show this year, I wasn’t in it. I have decided not to model lingerie. I personally feel that I am not honoring God or my husband by doing it. My marriage is very important & with divorce rates rising I want to do everything I can to protect my marriage and be respectful to my husband. God graciously gave me this marriage and this life and my desire is to live a Godly faithful life, I don’t however judge others for what they do. Everyone is convicted on different levels.

I'm sure there will be people hating on Kylie and saying she is silly for giving up such a lucrative career or the dream that so many women strive for, but not me. I think she deserves a lot of respect for standing by her beliefs and giving up her moment in the spotlight so that she can live the kind of life she wants to. It takes a lot of strength to make the decision she did.

What do you think about Kylie's decision to preserve her body for her husband and God?

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