i don't like the word hate. ever since i was little i was taught that it was a "bad" word. i guess it stuck with me because i find that i rarely use it. however, this specific topic draws it out of me... and i'm not ashamed.
it's sex. well, more specifically, sex in the media.
i watch a fair share of tv, and i really enjoy some of the dramas or whatever, but i can't help but cringe when sex is portrayed as a "whatever" thing. wait, what did those strangers just do? oh, don't worry, it's just as casual and normal as reading a book or having dinner. um, NO.
it's not casual. it's not something that should be portrayed as no big deal. it's not essential in any non-married relationship.
why are you telling me that sex isn't sacred? why do you insist on having people sleep together at least 10 times in every episode of every show? when did that become an okay thing?
ugh. i can't even write coherently right now, that's how frustrated i am. you know what abc? or nbc, or cbs or even pbs? i'm angry with you.
i just want to make something clear: the point of this post is not to judge anyone or their actions. i'm not here to tell you what's right or what's wrong. i'm saying that the tv and the movies don't need to advertise sex as if it were the only thing maintaining their ratings.
i, however, can't sit back and condone pre-marital sex. God tells me that it is not right, and so, i believe that it's not right. it's very black and white to me. BUT, i also have complete faith that my God is a merciful God who offers grace freely and abundantly and who erases sin completely. And i need this grace just as much as the next person, no matter what i have or haven't done.