Pop culture media will continue it's assault on marriage by continuing to attempt to seduce men away from loving their wives by parading scantilly-clad hotties to the masses. Loveless wonderlust steals men's attention away from true love of the heart. And pop culture media is only getting racier and trashier. Women are competing to be trashier than the next in the name of fashion. These kids shows involve 14 year olds displaying cleavage for crying out loud! How trashy! They're promoting more sex than true, romantic love. How can love survive in such a graceless age? Women make much of the financial decisions in a home. You need to organize amongst yourselves to form a boycott against this sleaze and trash. Please consider joining onemillionmoms.com. I'm ready to get rid of my cable TV. We need to take action against the media for masturbating us men into the wrong direction with this trash. Take away their financial incentive, and you can save marriages and heartbreak all over the world. True romantic sacrificial love needs to make a comeback.
We Men (and many women) need to realize that the wonderlust of infatuation does not equal true love. Our attention-deficit disorder society was created by the speed of modern life in an instant gratification world. Wonderlust is quicker and shallower, but wears off quickly. True love is deep. If Liz Taylor was more mindful of the difference, maybe she would not have been married 8 times. We need to be mindful of the difference and long for the true, romantic love and reject the shallowness, even if it means distancing ourselves from pop culture media.
Personally, I've found that it's too hard to "ride the fence" in this culture. Pop culture is driving a giant wedge which is pushing us to choose between the selfish feelgood-ism of love-less sex, drugs, gambling, etc. VERSUS giving humble sacrificial true love for our spouses, kids, jobs, friends, etc., where we give 95% of our waking hours in service to everyone else, and deeply and lustfully appreciate the last 5% we get for ourselves. "Knowing how to live" is easy in this scenario. "Service to others" is the challenge, duty, and obligation, "The Climb." Satisfaction is the reward.
Help your men (and women) to see this, and you'll look forward to the 5% you get for yourself, and feel your heart sing as you are closer to God while giving the 95%. :heart: