Cat, I didn’t mean to inject Crowley into things really. But when I looked him up, I was interested to note that every area he dabbled in heavily… drugs, Eastern Mysticism, bisexuality, the occult… all of the evil… you can find a tv show glorifying that in a more diluted form on television now. He was a one-man network television station! Way ahead of his time! It took 3/4 of a century for the rest of the world to catch up to him. :mad:
I work to pick and choose what my girls watch. But I can’t control what they see at their father’s. And he has few standards. And their friends see some shocking things. So all I can do is then talk about it with them after the fact, indicate that I didn’t think it was appropriate, and tell them where the moral reasoning and message was off in the show/movie. Everything becomes a teachable moment. And the world intrudes more and more as they get older. It was easier to keep them from things when they were 12 than 17.
Some of our best conversations have been after I found they had been seeing something “objectionable” on tv, where I was then able to discuss with them why the Church taught what it taught.
It’s so much easier when you can control their household and they aren’t spending half their time in a household with someone who has left the faith and dropped all his standards.
But I was raised in a relatively sheltered environment, Catholic schools, etc. And college was a shock for me. I think my girls will have a better time adjusting than I did, because they’ve been innoculated to some degree to the world around them.