Danae was singing a One Direction song the other day, which she heard from other people (disclaimer hehe), and its lyrics went something like “let’s go crazy crazy crazy till we meet the sun.”

I told her to stop singing it because she had no clue what it meant and their songs are mostly about boy-girl relationships that they are too young to have. What she said to me next must be the most common EXCUSE in the entire world….”It’s just a song.”

Needless to say I corrected her, but isn’t that what gets people in trouble these days? When we take things too lightly? A lack of caring, a lack of responsibility, a lack of wisdom. “It’s just…..”

“It’s just a song.” (with lyrics that stir the heart even at too young an age)
“It’s just a movie.” (or shows that give negative impartations)
“It’s just fiction.” (books with questionable content)
“It’s just cleavage.” (skimpy clothes)
“It’s just pretend.” (acting, child’s play/dialogue/monologue)
“It’s just a joke!” (cursing)
“It’s just a pen.” (shoplifting)
“It’s just words.” (chatting with questionable strangers)
“It’s just a picture.” (revealing photos of yourself on the net)
“It’s just for entertainment.” (porn or magazines with sexual content; certain clubs or bars)
“It’s just sex. It doesn’t mean anything.” (adultery, one-night stands)

Yeah, no big deal. It’s only something that potentially leads you to compromise yourself, your faith, your relationships with loved ones, and your relationship with God. “It’s just” SIN.

Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise, but as wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16

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About Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & dedicated pastor, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active little girls, Danae, Noelle and Gianna. Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share with you some of my experiences, especially on being a mom.

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  1. […] foul language), but we can’t always protect our children from bad influences – yes, songs are not just songs; they can alter our mood, influence the way we feel, our values, the language we use, and how we […]

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