Currently, I am sitting on the floor while my almost 10 year old sister in law braids my hair. A moment ago, she went into the kitchen to get a drink and it couldn’t have happened at a better time.
As she traveled across the room, an ad for Magic Mike came on tv. I had to tell her to stay in the kitchen so that she wouldn’t see men walking around in their underwear and pulling money from their private area. And honestly, it made me a little mad.
It made me think about the number of times I have had to turn the tv off when my 3 year old was in the room, or cover her eyes. And this made me even more angry.
Afterward, I came across this great blog post from someone I have never read before giving her view of Magic Mike and 50 Shades of Grey. I have to say, way to go!
After reading her post, I was taken back to a time when I was 8 years old and my dad’s best friends teenage children forced me to watch pornography and to touch them in inappropriate places. I hate when these memories come back to me. I don’t like remembering that time in my life.
And that is what brought me to write this post. I want to share with you, my lovely readers, a bit of a warning. Be careful what you allow your eyes to view, for it will penetrate your heart.
I am not wanting to come across as judgmental. I know you can say that you are strong enough to view this material or read these types of books. I can even hear some say that because they are not married, it is okay. Or maybe in some cases, the husband views pornography so that makes it okay for you.
But be careful. I can say from personal experience that what I was forced to view as a young child has definitely been something that my husband and I have had to work through in our marriage. It was when I was not married, and I had no choice. How much more weight does it carry when you are choosing to dwell on this material.
Ladies, there is something greater, something more. If you choose to focus on bettering your marriage, your bedroom, instead of taking in things like Magic Mike and 50 Shades, I can only imagine how much more fulfilled you will be.
Just be careful my friends. I don’t want to see you be another casualty of this sexual war.
And, be sure to turn off the tv in front of the kids. I don’t want my 10 year old sister in law to struggle because of a fleeting commercial. And I don’t want her future spouse to have to compete with things that aren’t even real.