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Kim Kardashian: Vixen or Victim?

Kim KardashianIf you haven’t already heard, this past week Kim Kardashian has been the topic of discussion on the Internet because of her nude photos and her balancing act with a champagne glass.

Sad, but true.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been married less than a year, but her actions don’t reflect that of a happily married woman.

It caused me to ask a lot of questions:

  • What did Kanye say about her posing nude for the world to see?
  • What would make a married woman pose nude and cause so much stir on the Internet?
  • Did Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have an argument?
  • Did he hurt her feelings?
  • Did they discuss her decision to pose nude?
  • Did he even care?

Considering these questions caused me to come to this conclusion: Kim Kardashian is more than just a woman with a body. She’s a real person with feelings and emotions–just like you and me.

So instead of looking at Kim as a vixen or a “ho”, we should consider this married woman’s emotions. 

Maybe she’s a victim of loneliness in her marriage. Maybe she doesn’t feel validated by Kanye. Or she could feel distant from him. Maybe he hurt her feelings and she craved attention in other places.

Have you ever been there? I have.

Yes, it is possible to feel lonely in your marriage. When you feel disconnected from your husband for whatever reason, it seems like your husband is not even in the house, even when he’s laying right next to you.

This loneliness could have driven Kim to seek the attention and validation of other men and the media.

Loneliness can drive people to do some strange things. 

Oftentimes when I have felt lonely in my marriage, I’ve allowed my mind to wander to places they shouldn’t go. And if it had not been for the grace and mercy of God, my body could have easily followed my mind on many occasions.

While I have confessed these feelings to my husband, I still have to stay focused, watch my thoughts, and draw from God’s grace on a daily basis to keep my mind from wandering. 

For this reason, I can’t really say much about Kim Kardashian’s “celebrity” decision to pose nude because it could have been a result of her human emotion of loneliness. 

We really don’t know why Kim chose to do what she did. Nor do we know how stable her marriage is to Kanye West. And it’s really none of our business.

But the best thing we can do as believers is to keep Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in prayer. Because just as easily as Kim has done something that is shameful in the eyes of many, if we don’t stay connected to God, any one of us could be next… 

Share your thoughts? Is Kim Kardashian a vixen or a victim and why?