America’s moral decline

Confession: As a teenager and young adult, I did many things that I’m not proud of.  I was fourteen when first I imbibed.  I became pregnant at sixteen; I trust I don’t have to explain the logistics to you.  I would like to tell you that my firstborn served as a wake-up call and that I got my act together the moment she was born.  It wouldn’t be the truth, though.  A number of years would pass before I began living my best life.

As a young girl making those mistakes, I knew that what I was doing was wrong.  I knew because I grew up in a society in which those types of behaviors were clearly frowned upon.  I grew up in a society in which the line between right and wrong wasn’t all that fuzzy.  I’m not trying to say that everybody did the right thing.  They–we–didn’t.  But there wasn’t a constant media presence that condoned behaviors that are completely devoid of morals.

My, how times have changed.

I happened to hear a snippet of Ryan Seacrest’s radio show the other day.  What I heard saddened me.  You can read the rest of my story in my weekly online column

One Reply to “America’s moral decline”

  1. Sad. Sad sad. Our voices and influence in our children’s lives definitely have to be louder than those of the media and popular opinion if we hope to combat this type of moral degrade.

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