All Over Underwire Bras


By Leann Albrecht

(Warning guys: Sorry the subject matter centers around bras, but that’s the story.)

One day while meandering through the outlet mall, I decided to check out the Hanes lingerie store. A young blond in her twenties greeted me. It wasn’t long before we found what I was looking for and headed to the cash register.

While ringing up my purchase, we chatted about things we love about different underwear (a conversation, I’m sure would never exist between guys…LOL!), at which time she said, “Well, I just couldn’t live without my underwire bras, I simply love them.”  Drawing from recent research about under-wire bras, I have found they are not the best choice to maintain good health, so I replied, “Oh, don’t tell me you wear those things. They’re not good for you.” And continued to explain my research findings of how underwire bras raise breast cancer risk because the wires prohibit the lymph glands from functioning properly.

She looked down and said, “Oh, I’ll probably die young of cancer anyway, I’ve already had a precancerous mole removed…and my aunt just passed away from cancer.” At the moment, the Spirit of Lord spoke to me and said, “She has already bought into the lie of Satan that she will die of cancer. You have the power to cancel the words she has just pronounced and believes over her life.”

Without hesitation, these words came spilling out of my mouth, “No, don’t accept that lie! In Jesus name, I cancel those words over your life.  You will live and NOT die of cancer. You will live a full life and complete your destiny here on earth.” I could tell by the tears in her eyes and relief in her face, she had never considered living and not dieing young. Just speaking those words over her that day, canceled the torrent of hopelessness in which she was living. After a pregnant pause, a smile emerged followed by, “Thank you”.

The power of life and death is in our tongue. Proverbs 18:21 (GNT) What you say can preserve life or destroy it; so you must accept the consequences of your words. By our words we pronounce life or death over ourselves …and others. The Lord has been teaching me to keep my mouth shut when negative thoughts run through my mind. Those thoughts are strictly from the enemy. It’s a set up to cause me to put voice to them. If I release them into the atmosphere, I give satan the power to act them out. Conversely, the same is true when I proclaim “life” and blessing….I am releasing the power of God into those words. Philippians 4:8 (AMP) For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things …fix your minds on them.

Ask the Holy Spirit to put a guard on your heart, mind and MOUTH. He will help you to pronounce blessing over your own life as well as releasing life and hope into other people lives. It’s TRUTH and it works! John 8:323 (AMP) And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.

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  1. I’m in tears. That was so amazing. Thank you for listening to His voice. Wow. I’m just blown away by the goodness of God.

  2. Dottie Greene says

    Hey Leann, I stopped wearing underwire bras through security at the airport a long time ago, but I never knew they were bad for my health! Never too late learn something new……

    Many blessings to you and Carl,

    Love, Dottie

  3. Joyce Elling says

    Hi Leanne. Thank you for the article about undewire bras. I am a breast cancer survivor (13 years cancer free), and I have never heard that about underwire bras. Where can I learn more about the cancer connection with them? Also, I am rather large busted and of a mature age, so I need good support. Do you have a specific bra that you would recommend?

    • Dear Loyce…
      I am so glad you have survived this horrible disease that plagues our culture! Thank you, Jesus!
      I do understand that underwires give better support but I have found that others do just as well for me. Hanes has a great line of well supported bras without the underwire. Of course, everyone’s needs are different. 🙂
      You can find lots of info about the debate of underwire bras at this site…
      The bottom line for me is that IF something is a possible health risk, I choose not to do it. There is such a huge difference in the opinions of the medical field and holistic approach to health issues. I lean toward the preventative and holistic mindset. You can read the articles and then choose what you feel is right for you. I hope this helps.
      Many blessings to you and ….thanks for your post.

  4. Paul Wainamo says

    Hahahahahahaha….you know I had to read with a title like that….lol

    • Yeah…..I know. LOL!
      You just never know where the Lord is going to show up and need you to give voice to Him.
      Thanks for humoring me.
      Blessings to you.

  5. Patrizia Buda Lepore says

    Thank you Leann for this testimony! You are always so courageous and I admire the way you never hesitate to speak what the Lord puts on your heart. This is a subject that I’ve been meditating on for a long time now – and it is so true. It is difficult to keep our words positive and “God-centered” because the enemy is always on the attack. Thank you again! Love you! Pat

    • I love and miss you, Pat. And….think or pray for you nearly every day.
      And….I am praying the Lord brings our paths together soon.
      Please give my love to Vito and Adelisa too.

  6. Girl, you know what is amazing is the Lord showed me this and I never saw any research on it. Once I felt he impressed it on my heart, I never have wore them again. God crazy for sure. A God who warns us about a bra being dangerous to our health. lol

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