Preferences, Sacrifice, and Media
Yesterday I talked about preferences and sacrifice in marriage. Today I want to apply that to the media we consume.
There are a lot of shows out there that contain content some women find morally wrong. It might be nudity or sex scenes. It might be supernatural content. Or maybe they see it as degrading to women, or children, or people in general. He sees nothing wrong with it, and he’s not about to let her control what he does and does not watch!
She gets angry or hurt, and he gets defensive. Eventually, she may give up trying to get him to change, but it still hurts her. He feels justified in watching whatever he wants, not wanting to be limited by what he sees as her being over sensitive or exaggerating the situation.
I get it. Her thinking seems to be condemning of him. She acts like she’s better than him, and questions his spirituality. And frankly, we enjoy our entertainment and don’t want to give up something we enjoy. But I don’t see this as any different than drinking. If she honestly has a moral objection the Bible is clear on what you should do. It’s not about her being right or wrong. If she’s right you should stop because it’s wrong for you to view those things. If she’s wrong you should stop because she is the weaker sister and if you continue to watch it’s harming her.
And yes, I know I’m meddling now. Thing is Lori and I have had a number of women complain about this issue. It’s a big deal to some women, and it’s a marriage harming issue for many of them.
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