Monday, March 2, 2009

“Quantity” Time with Media

What gives the media such power over young people? It’s the amount of time they spend listening, watching, reading, and absorbing what it purveys. Consequently, young people spend less time interacting with real adults. “Teenagers are inordinately influenced by the media. They have less interaction with real adults than ever before, so their friends and the ‘models’ presented in the media have an even greater impact.”

Sad to say, most young people, even from church families, have not learned about their sexuality in church. Even a greater tragedy, most did not learn about their sexuality at home. They have learned it from television, movies, music, and the Internet.

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