Monday, January 19, 2009

Did you know?

"The average high school student watches more than twenty-one hours of TV a week and listens to three to four hours of radio per day."

Taken from Theology of the Body for Teens

Think about how much time you spend watching TV shows, movies, listening to the radio, reading magizines or surfing the internet. What is the general message of the media in regards to our sexuality?
(a) sex is not portrayed in the media
(b) the media portrays sex as something special for a husband and wife
(c) the media rarely shows the consequences of premartial sex
(d) the media realisitcally shows the consequences of premartial sex

The answer is C.

The media can desensitized us from the true meaning of sex and from the seriousness of premartial sex. It normalizes premartial sex and makes it seem like everyone is doing it. It's important to be aware of the influence the media can have on you and to choose media that is much more realistic, positive and healthy.

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