Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Bachelor

A lot of you like this show, I know.  I have a problem with it.  I have only watched one season and that was because one of Alyssa's classmates was on it and made it to the final two.  I was kind of disgusted with it back then and sad that all the children from our school were watching it because a girl from their school was in it. 

Watching a guy make out with a bunch of girls is not fun entertainment to me.  I watched an interview with the director of it once and he said that each bachelor has slept with at least two of the girls and that they like to keep the bachelor and the girls a bit drunk so they won't be so inhibited.  What kind of a message is that sending to our children? 

Even when I was in high school, if we saw a guy making out with different girls all the time, we'd think, "Yuck!".  I read an article on AOL this morning and it said the girl that was chosen a few days ago has already broken up with the guy because she hated the way he made out with the other girls on the show. I'm not sure what she was expecting when she went on the show. 

I love a good love story like the rest of the female population doe,s but I don't think this is a healthy show for our society.  Scripture tells us to dwell on the lovely, pure, holy, etc., that there should not even be a hint of sexual immorality in our lives, and to please Him in all we do.  

I prefer to look at examples of reality like Alyssa and Jon and Erin and Ryan who sought God's will in their lives for a spouse and went about it through prayer and asking for wisdom.  God was faithful and has given them someone beyond all that they could ask or imagine just as Scripture promises. 

God knows what He's doing and has good reasons behind what He wants for us.  Dwelling on the lovely and the pure leads to a much more happy and peaceful life.  Sounds good to me!

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8