Preachers’ Daughters

preachers-daughters-1200x630It would seem the church is getting quite the visibility on television these days, as “Christ” the supposed product is becoming more and more a lucrative venture. Is this a good thing? Is this a bad thing? Listen to the words of Paul:

   “To be sure, some preach Christ out of envy and strife, but others out of good will. The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: But that doesn’t matter. Whether their motives are false or genuine, the message about Christ is being preached either way, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice (Philippians 1:15-18).”

It must be said that my understanding of the show is limited to the premiere episode and not for what may unfold on the show, but having seen the first episode it motivates me to inform many parents who are afraid to talk about sex to stop right away. The first thing that stuck out to me on the preachers daughters was the daughter who used freedom and porn star in the same sentence.

Her ignorance of the life of a porn star should have been met with a teaching point for enlightenment. She needed to be given understanding and not the third degree about it being wrong. I understand her older sister shed a little light, but the parents not so much.

She should have been told that many porn stars suffer from STD’s and the inability to get pregnant. They often get stuck into prescription/illegal drug abuse. Those who have children encourage them to stay away from it. Others get tricked into sex trafficking, which is sex slavery, not freedom. This lifestyle is a slippery slope to hurt, pain, low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness.

There was another daughter who did not know the father of her baby. What do we say to all these things?

Ignorance for the Christian parent is not bliss. Children are exposed to a whole lot more information then the previous generation. The Christian parent needs to have a personal relationship with Jesus and teach their children to have the same. Being a follower of Christ is more than rules and regulations. We serve a living God who speaks to us. We must teach our children to hear from God.

 

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12 responses to “Preachers’ Daughters

  1. Yeah, I wasn’t sure what I thought about this show. It’s sad that parents are so unwilling to engage their children in helpful, constructive dialogue when it comes to issues facing kids nowadays. Quick answer of “it’s wrong!” doesn’t help.

    • Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth (Proverbs 4:5). I think parents want to hold on to the innocent years, but as they grow older they should not leave off the understanding part. As you mention “the quick answer “it’s wrong” doesn’t help.”

  2. I caught the show last night..didn’t realize it was the premier. I was a bit confused about my feelings as I watched because they were all over the board. I thought it was an interesting topic, but then it was like watching a train wreck. In the end, I decided I didn’t care for the one-sided bad-girl preacher’s daughters they are focusing on. But, I think I will tune in again. Great post, Roger, I enjoyed reading your take on it.

    • The reality is that sin is in the camp of the righteous and unrighteous and the only way to get it out is to face it. Too many ignore real issues within the leadership of the church as well as the parishioner. This story is not a fairy tale, but a growing reality.

  3. Wow, some very valid points. Thanks, Roger.

  4. sapphiresthoughts

    Unfortunately, I was not able to hear the audio but I watched the premeire and your blog is on point. Many Christians are so religious that they ignore the relationship. They know the Bible but they don’t know God. And pressure…whew! Don’t get me started on what that can do to a teen.

  5. Revolution Chadstone

    We need to not distinguish what is religion and life. In Christianity there is no separation, we are called to live a life of righteousness and holiness. As parents, we are also called in Deut. to left a imprint on our children which means sitting down with them, communicating with them and impressing wisdom into them. I haven’t seen the show but will a teenage son, it can understand the difficulties we have in bring them in the way of God but we need to continue the fight.

  6. I like the way you put it – Give them enlightenment, not the 3rd degree. That let’s the message sink in effectively and positively. Ranting only drives them far away and it’s so horrible when kids go outside to confide in other parents, instead of their own parents. If we reach out the way you noted in your article, they will not just listen but talk to us about anything. (I’m not a parent but just have a heart for Teens)

    Keep up the good work.

  7. Valuable info. I bookmarked it.

  8. I really liked your approach with this article. You simply put it out there.

  9. A lively discussion over here concerning this new drama. You may want to see what I have to say.

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