Thursday, February 4, 2010

our society.

*disclaimer: some of the quotes are a little "raunchy."
i don't want to be down and out about life in general because i am VERY happy, but there are things in this world that just downright frustrate me. i was waiting for my doctor's appointment the other day and i picked up a magazine...first mistake. anyways, it was the issue of PEOPLE with heidi montag, who now claims she is obsessed with plastic surgery. i used to watch the hills and i always knew her priorities were in all the wrong places, but i knew she understood she was a role model, and expected her to hold herself to a higher esteem. obviously not. in this article it explains that she underwent ten different procedures to "fix" her already fine body. in the interview she was asked, "do you think you are obsessed?" her response was, "i'm already planning my next surgery-i'm determined to get bigger ones! i know it sounds crazy (she is now a DDD) but I just love boobs!" i mean really? the girls in this world that are searcing for something and don't have parents to guide them in the right direction and turn to people like her, are now going to think they need to spend over $30,000 to become a "perfect" they will never be? her next quote is even "better." after being asked, "does it bother you that people will fixate on your boobs?" her reply is rather shocking. heidi comes back with, "i hope so. they better! that is kind of the point. sex appeal is really important." i feel really sad that my children will have to grow up in this society. obviously, i will protect and guard my children from these things, but there is no way to escape it completely.
not only do i think this is completely jacked, but there are two shows that i know of that are focused on teen pregnancy. statistics show it is estimated that one in THREE girls will get pregnant before age twenty. these girls being girls who are not married and are not out of school. the stats are on a constant rise and it breaks my heart. girls, be responsible. there are no joys of being pregnant and not married and yet a teenager. shame on society and parents who give off the vibe that "it's okay." if there were consequences instead of a pat on the back, would there be so many pregnancies? i dont think so. and why?! does america and media feel it is appropriate to give awareness to these girls. should we shun them? of course not, but i do not feel they should be paraded around to make others feel like it is okay. i have two close friends that have had precious baby girls before they were married. neither one of them was able to finish school and both of them wouldn't give their baby up for anything. but both girls have explained they wish they would have said NO. these statistics scare me and make me so sad. the media as well as america has their priorities in all of the wrong places.
i apologize for the heavy-hearted message, but this has been on my heart for sometime now. anyone willing to pray, please pray for my health. an issue i dealt with for three years in highschool is back and it is by far the most frustrating thing. i will perservere with god's help and love, but i would appreciate the prayers. i have many big decisions to make in the next few weeks, so we shall see.
"let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. and whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:16-17

1 comment:

  1. I agree with everything that you've said here. It is really sad that Heidi focuses on her appearance only. If she only knew...

    Will pray for you sister!