Sex and Sexuality!

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It has been my observation that we are a society enamored by anything sexual.  You see it on TV all the time.  A woman walks on the beach in a skimpy bikini and the camera does a slo mo as she flings back her hair and moistens her lips and you wonder, “what is this an ad for”?  And way in the corner of the screen you might see a pair of jeans draped over a chair and the ad is about jeans.  In magazines we see scantily clad women, (considered pornography in the 50’s) in sexy poses and they’re trying to sell body lotion.   Billboards, internet, TV, magazines, everywhere you look.  How in the world can anyone survive intact with a healthy body image in the midst of the world in which we live?  How can we raise children in an environment where they are surrounded by this kind of message?

Children are products of their environment.  You’ve heard the old controversy, nurture vs. nature.  Well, the truth is it’s both.  But praise the Lord, because parents are HUGE influencers of their children and set the stage for a child’s moral values, their spiritual development, and a whole lot more.  So, my question to you parents out there is this…How are you influencing your children.  Are YOU doing the influencing or are you letting the world influence your children.  By what I see on TV, movies and in magazines, it’s a tough world out there in which to find one’s identity.  It’s so much worse than when I was a child.  So, it is even more important that as parents and guardians of our children that we speak louder than the world.

So, raise your voice and be an influencer.  Your children really are listening!

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