Purity is SEXY!?
Ok, just hearing the phrase, "purity is sexy" defies the norm. It's not what we expect to hear and certainly not what we see in society around us. However, what if its true? What if there was a way to redefine the word "sexy." I have yet to meet a person that wouldn't like to be considered sexy. Being sexy is a status that appeals to the part of us that wants to be wanted. In fact, you married people reading this, just go home and tell your spouse that you think they are sexy.
All you have to do is turn on the TV or thumb through your Twitter feed to realize that the world has defined sexy in a way that almost always generates envy, vanity, promiscuity, negative self-image issues and reckless behavior. The "sexy" label is so sought after, especially among teen and twenties that kids today are stacking up pain and regrets that were unheard of just a few decades ago. In the media, it is abundantly clear that the way to keep the spotlight is to push the envelope on what our society deems sexy. Sexual content in prime time TV shows is becoming so common we don't even notice it anymore.
So, as a parent, what am I to do? "Thankfully my kids are young and don't face this yet." Well, at least that's what most of us think. It is dangerous to assume that your children are not exposed to pornography or explicit content, they are, or they will be very soon. This is why Highpoint Church
is hosting the "Purity is Sexy" event. We simply asked the question, what if the definition of sexy became centered on a quest for purity? What if teenagers chose to defy the trend of society and respect their bodies, their self-image and their morals? What if purity could increase and shame could decrease?
I want to strongly urge you as a parent to consider attending this event on Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30pm at Highpoint Church. We are proud to welcome Anne Marie Miller
who travels the nation speaking to parents and teens on the subject of pornography and helping families know how to navigate these issues. This event is FREE and open to the public. This event is for parents of all aged children and Middle and High School students (Sorry, no childcare available.). Our goal is to help you face the "naked truth about porn, sex and shame." We want to help parents and teens get on the same page, but don't worry, we won't make you sit next to your teenager!
I have been more than impressed with Anne Marie Miller and strongly urge you to make this event a priority for your family. Here are the details again, make plans NOW to be there! This could change your family forever.
What: Purity is SEXY
When: Wednesday, January 22, 6:30pm
Who: Parents of all aged children and Middle and High School students (Sorry, no childcare available.)