Monday, August 26, 2013

Are they admirable?

Well... You were gonna see a post today called "Skinny Obsession" or something like that. However, this post took a right turn right after seeing what these poor folks had to see in person!
Leon and I don't have cable so we didn't watch it live.. And honestly I think deciding to  let cable in our house hold is a pretty darn good decision. I mean, I don't want porn to be at my child's reach.  And it's sad that the world has come to that. Honestly, these days you can find porn without looking for it. I certainly wasn't.

I've been meaning to write a post about this for some time now. And after being twerked at by Miley Cyrus and practically mooned by Lady Gaga I thought now was a proper time to say something.

First off, I'm gonna say right now that I'm not a hater of any persons. Not of Miley, Taylor, Selena or even Demi. I seriously love them, enjoy listening to some of their music and if had the opportunity to have coffee with them in a coffee shop I certainly would because honestly, I have a lot I would like to pour my heart out to them about. I'd like to give them hugs, buy them coffee (Like they need me to, right?) and just share with them the love of Christ and leaving them with a love encounter they have never experienced before.. Who knows! I may one day have that opportunity, but for now I'm gonna get back to what I was saying.

When I first came across this shocking video so many things came through my mind.. Heartache, sickness, discussed and embarrassment on her part.. I was gagging for so many reasons and here's why.

1. The performance obviously  alluded to and referenced little girls.  
2. Over the extreme pornographic  & sexual.
3 The whole performance set a toxic,negative, damaging example for children and adults. Planting seeds in the minds of our younger generation.
4. I knew children were watching, young women were admiring, and young men were being influenced.

What's even more heartbreaking to me is that our children of this generation not only look up to these people but some are also encouraged to do so by their own parents.

When really the only thing these ladies are teaching is:
-Being a grown-up means to be a rebel. 
-Not caring about the welfare of others.
- Dancing pornographically without thinking twice about the circumstances   is okay and even mature and sexy.
- Sex outside of marriage is a way of expressing yourself and showing the other person that you love them.
- Not being in a relationship with a guy is lonely.
- Revenge is sweet.
And this is just some of the not so lovely messages that these ladies are getting out.  Again, I love these ladies, (some) of their music and I do believe some of their music is harmless. But Selena Gomez's "Come & get" And Miley Cyrus'  "We Can't  stop".   Isn't cool and in fact should not be listened to by young children nor looked up to with admiration. It's rubbish and it's not filling your mind with lovely things.

 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Philippians 4:8

Parents, It is our job to guard the hearts of our little darlings. By letting them watch that filth is planting lustful nature in their minds at a young age leaving their innocence to slowly fade away in the grey world we're living in. Before you support your child's admiration for someone. Do your research on them and apply it to Philippians 4:8.  If this singer isn't thinking about what is noble, lovely, right and pure will they be planting that in your child's head? 

Sisters, There are so many women in this world who are great role models especially in the Bible.  Who seriously need to be looked up too! These women the world often find beautiful have insecurity written all over them.  Darlings don't buy into the lie. You are beautiful and you were not made to feel insecurity but you were created to overcome just as your Heavenly Beloved did before you and is doing within you!

                                                        Love you guys! Xoxo Heather!


LaurenMarie said...

Well said! I completely agree and I like what you said about applying a music artist's lyrics to Philippians 4:8.

reeree7 said...

I completely agree! Glad someone feels the same way I do, in the sense that it isn't doing a bit of good for our younger generation of girls.

Tessa Emily Hall ~ Christ is Write said...

Goodness, I couldn't agree more. It's absolutely sickening how much pornography is on our television and in our music these days. It used to not be this bad at all.

So many people--Christians, even--think it's fine to watch that kind of stuff and listen to that kind of music (of course, I listen to secular music, just not the "dirty" songs.) Christians think it's okay, since they're already saved and assume they can stand strong against any temptation. But that's not how it is at all. 1 Peter 5:8 says, "Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." If we give Satan an opportunity to plant something in our minds, he's not going to back down. It's up to us to stay clear of giving him that opportunity.

There is so much filth on television and in music these days. We have to understand that it is affecting us, whether we realize it or not. It is planting seeds in our minds. The Bible says to think about what is "pure, right, noble, lovely" etc. for a reason.

Ugh, I could write a blog post on this subject too...or even a book lol. It just really bothers me, and I think it's awesome that you don't have cable in your house. I'm definitely going that route when I have kids one day.

Love your blog, btw! And thanks for your comment on mine. =)