When asked what today’s hottest topic is, chances are high that the answer is easily this year’s presidential election. Opinions on this election are strong, and everyone seems to have an opinion they feel deeply enough about to post all sorts of social media articles, videos, memes, tweets, and status updates aimed at convincing others that their opinion is the right opinion. While the outcome of this political race may well be one of the most pivotal yet, in the God-picture, it does not really matter, because God is in control! This political focus, among other life distractions, has taken attention away from what matters above all—our relationships with the Lord.
There is an epidemic in our world today that has mostly escaped our notice as we rush along to the next deadline, prepare for that important meeting, binge-watch that popular Netflix series, scroll through the status updates, and make sure everyone knows our opinion on this, that, or the other. Have you noticed? Few people are talking about it, but it is destroying lives, marriages, and families as we hurry through life, numb to what matters most.\
Pornography. Incredibly, this addiction of epidemic proportions has not escaped the notice of the Utah House Of Representatives, which recently voted unanimously to “pass a nationally covered resolution to declare pornography a public health crisis.” In an article by fightthenewdrug.org, Senator Todd Weiler is quoted, “This is a serious issue. This is not just some hair-brained resolution, but outlines scientific research about the damage that pornography does.” He cites, “…the escalating and hardcore nature of mainstream pornography in our society…” and refers to research that “shows pornography lowers self-worth, leads to unhealthy views of sex and relationships, increases the odds of infidelity, and is a major cause of divorce.” Surprisingly, the goal of the effort is not a ban on pornography, but recognition of pornography as “an issue that needs resources for education and awareness on its harmful effects” much like the smoking/harmfulness of tobacco campaigns of years past—not a ban, but warning of its harm, to us and to our children.
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Let’s protect and preserve the innocence of our children, restore honesty and purity in our marriage relationships, and fully dedicate ourselves in relationship with the Lord, because that’s what matters most!