Did you know that Jesus warned us of this? He said that Satan, our enemy, has come to steal, kill and destroy. I looked up the word destroy in the original Greek language and one of the definitions is “to render useless.” I believe that’s exactly what Satan is doing to so many Christians today and he is an expert at using the media as his ammunition.
How do we know we have been saturated in this area of advertising, sexuality and beauty and body? Well, let’s look at some statistics. Because statistics don’t lie.
The peephole video of Erin Andrews first came out in February 2009 on DailyMotion. In July 2009, the issue became hottest and people can’t help but to search and watch for the video. The peephole video of Erin Andrews was uploaded on different file sharing sites like Megaupload and Rapidshare. Upon uploading it, thousands of people downloaded and watched this very controversial video.
It’s doubtful that many parents have experienced this painful caricature, but it’s none the less real. While no child plans to become a part of the sex industry many do grow up to suffer from a poor self image. Some wrongly believe that their outer appearance is equal to their personal worth. In our society, it’s easy to see how such a thing might occur. Peer pressure, the availability of mature content to children and the media in general can contribute to a child’s poor self image. In the area of personal development, parents have the right and responsibility to oversee the proper growth of their child’s ego.
Arrange for help for at least the first week of recovery. Because you cannot lift and should really limit your movement the first week or so, make sure you have someone around who can help. Let your spouse take the week off, enlist the help of the older kids or even call mom in to help you.
I accept myself right now, this moment, the way I am, even if there are things about me I do not like and want to change. As i grow in awareness, I discover ways to heal and release habits, traits, and patterns of thinking and behaving that do not support me or reflect my true nature.
I forgive others in order to stop the wounds of the past from coloring the present. I accept the power of Love to heal all pain and suffering so i can extend love to all others, even those whom I choose not to have an active relationship with, those that I dislike, or those who have hurt me. Current grievances roll off my back like water off a duck’s back.