Saturday, February 25, 2012

Random thoughts...

I have started 4 blog posts. I get about halfway done with them and decide I don't want to publish them. My brain has shut down on blogging. I must get going again especially on my family blog to document our lives.

So here are some thoughts that have been kicking around in this brain of mine.....

One of the posts I started was close to Valentine's Day/Whitney Houston's death. I think I couldn't finish it because I was in mourning...haha. I.Love. Whitney (even if she was a crackhead). What a tragedy to have such a bright light extinguished because of drugs. Addiction is a terrbile thing.

Her music is much of the soundtrack of my high school/college years. I listened to her nonstop for a week after her death. When you have these words"Didn't we almost have it all when we wanted to dance with somebody all at once." going through your brain constantly you can't help but become a romantic sap! I waxed poetic about my handsome husband, I gave a little history of my lack of romance in my teen years. But then I read it a few days later and scrapped it.

I haven't really talked about this on this blog but I am passionate about fighting against pornography. This blog post is amazing about this subject. Another blog post by my bloggy friend also named Cheryl sparked many of my thoughts.

I have a wonderful husband, 4 amazing sons and a sweet daughter that I am fighting for. The fact of the matter is, it is not IF they will encounter it but WHEN they will. I must arm them with the tools to deal with it when it happens. It is an open discussion in our home. Satan is extremely blatant and bold with his agenda I feel parents must be equally bold to protect their children. Pornography addiction is real, the studies show it is as powerful (or more so) than a drug addiction. It takes away the humanity of people and turns them into objects. It alters the mind so human relationships aren't healthy.

I was at the BYU Women's Conference a few years ago and Julie Beck (RS General President) was talking. She was talking about pornography and paused for a minute. She then said (I think she even pounded the pulpit a little), "Sisters...FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT against this evil!!" I literally felt a call to action at that moment. It was powerful, I still get chills when I think about it. So I have gotten involved a bit, but I want to do more. I get newsletters and emails from various groups who fight against filth on television and in the community. I wish I could fight against the filth on our billboards here in Vegas. They are horrible and I hate to drive on our freeways for that very reason. We don't go to the strip. I don't need my children exposed to that garbage and to have those images in their minds. I would like to get more involved in the fight against it with an organization so I could really make a difference especially locally.

PLEASE be aware of what your children are doing on the computer, what they are doing with friends and what they have on their cell phones. Their privacy is much less important than their safety and protecting their minds. It is everywhere, we must be vigilant.

Well I didn't start this post intending to go on about pornography but I did. What are you passionate about? Do you know of any organizations that are involved in the fight against pornography?

My friend Cindy just led me to this's fabulous. Go check it out.


Cindy and Quent said...

Cheryl we just did a big long week about "Fighting the New Drug" there is an organization that started at Utah State that does seminars on this. Here is a link to their website.

Cheryl said...

Awesome Cindy...thanks for the info!!

Wendi said...

I didn't know Whitney Houston died. I liked her music in high school and college too. My cousin recently died of a drug overdose at the age of 46. So sad. You're devotion to the fight against pornography is contagious. Thanks for sharing your feelings on it.

Anonymous said...

Child pornography, sex slavery, abducting little girls...all of that makes my blood boil!

I loved your Whitney Houston song quote...her music bring back memories of high school dances :)