Friday, May 23, 2014

A Few Heartfelt Thoughts for a Friday Night

Well, that I am out of school is evident by the number of posts I have made the last few days, and here is one more I just have to share an experience we had tonight. We took the kids to a pizza buffet (where everyone can eat pizza until they're completely stuffed and at a good price). There were not many people there yet, and we could hear the TV show playing on the restaurant's television.  The show was "Modern Family." I knew of its existence and that it was not something I would want to see given the content themes. There are no words I can use which will adequately describe how sickening and appalling the show's content were.  The language was foul, and the relationships depicted were not "family" oriented--they were blasphemous and ungodly.  My husband said, "when you laugh, you have given your approval." There is definitely truth in his words.  Too many laugh at this program and others like it. I was told that "Big Bang Theory" was as bad or worse.

I have chosen a picture of the Cleaver family to include in this post.  The Cleavers have been maligned (particularly June) as being unrealistic and goody-goody. We may not all vacuum our homes wearing pearls and a beautifully-ironed dress, but the parents were figures to be respected. There was genuine love between the characters, and lots of good laughs at no one's expense, except perhaps the hapless Beaver.  What's wrong with the notion of Father, Mother and children living together in the same home?

Has our culture really moved so far away from the Biblical model of the family?  If so, it is so because we have moved so far away from the Bible itself and its holy Author.

God, give us Christian homes!
Homes where the Bible is loved and taught.
Homes where the Master's will is sought,
Homes crowned with beauty Thy love hath wrought.
God give us Christian homes. 


  1. I've been feeling like it's all closing in on us, watching one of the holiest institutions be corrupted, and on top of that, the corruption be shoved in our faces. I feel like it will only get more and more widespread as the time for Jesus to come draws closer.

  2. Sarah, I think sometimes as Believers, we take for granted the saving Grace of Christ. Perhaps a little reminder of the world's values is good for us--to remind us what is right and wrong. But I think we really have to keep up our guards. Thanks for your comments.

  3. These shows are horrible! Right now, my television is off because there is nothing decent on!

    Animal Planet even shows junk.