It’s so heart breaking to watch our kids forcibly lose pieces of their innocence before they’re ready. From magazines, T.V. shows, movies and music, they all seem to be pushing the limits. Are there even limits anymore? Kid shows are all about relationship drama these days. Why are these 11 y.o. even dating?
The music that’s played at school dances for kids in elementary and middle school are full of foul language. I asked my son what songs were played at the last dance he attended and most of the songs mentioned had foul language. That is totally inappropriate! He followed up by saying “they bleep out the bad words in the song but the kids just keep singing and blurt out the words anyways”. This is what they learn from today’s music. Why is this acceptable?
A while back we purchased some concert tickets and as a thank you gift were given some free subscriptions to various magazines. Sports Illustrated was one of them. When the magazines arrived my son would normally love reading the articles about the players or events. Until the day the swimsuit edition arrived. I was shocked to see my son holding the magazine. He brought it to me and said that he didn’t think he should be looking at that.I was horrified to see these basically pornographic images right here in my home. I was so angry and immediately threw it in the trash. It’s not about being a prude or self-righteous. It’s about self-respect. It’s about honor.
Coincidentally, today I just happened to come across a blog post from Nitty Gritty Love regarding a similar situation, but from the view-point of an 11 y.o. boy and I wanted to share it with you.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
So what are your thoughts on this?