The new TV drama that was promoted this Fall–The Playboy Club was cancelled this week by NBC. The Parents Television Council (PTC) called for a boycott and urged sponsors to pull out of the show.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Seven advertisers exited the series in the series’ second week after PTC president deemed the show a ‘commercial disaster’ and called for the network to cancel the ‘degrading and sexualizing program immediately.’” Even long-time feminist, Gloria Steinem called for a boycott. And an NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City refused to air the show.
Basically, there were no ratings. So you add the lack of audience, with controversy and boycotting, and you have a recipe for failure.
I am glad the audience didn’t tune in and that the PTC put pressure on the network.
Playboy is offensive to women and we don’t need another vehicle objectifying us–we already have music videos for that!
I am at the Y exercising. What do I hear as I am flipping the channels? It was The Doctors on their daily talk show and they made me crazy again!
The Doctors were talking about “F” words today. The first “F” word was “Fantasy” and the segment was about whether or not sexual fantasies are good for us. The consensus was “Yes”…as long as your partner doesn’t know about those fantasies. The general advice was go ahead and have sexual fantasies about other people while you are married to someone else. That will help your relationship, but keep those fantasies a secret.
So let me understand, lust after someone else other than your spouse, keep that a secret and this will help your relationship?
Just once, I would like to hear a Christian opinion as part of the discussion. Sexual fantasy is a form of cheating and we shouldn’t go there. Jesus said, “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:27-29). That’s what God says. But we never hear this perspective because it isn’t sexually progressive enough.
Well this is one doctor who would have chimed in, stop the fantasies and concentrate on the person you are with at the moment. Keep the friendship alive, the relationship positive, find new things to do together to add a little spice and you will not have to fantasize a night with Angelina Jolie in order to enjoy your wife!
Letting Go of Worry is officially out now. Tell your friends. Get a copy and a few extras to give to friends. It is possible to live a worry free life and this book will tell you how to do that. The book works you through the physical, emotional. relational and spiritual issues related to worry and helps with specific worries related to health, jobs, finances and relationships. The final section will help you build a live of peace and contentment no matter what you experience.
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And congratulations to all the contest winners. Your free copy will be on the way shortly.
Had a warm and big reception to the book at the AACC World Conference this past week in Nashville. Enjoyed meeting all of you and doing the first book signing.
Have a great week and remember the difference of being worried versus showing concern!
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Tomorrow, October 1, is the release of my new book, Letting Go of Worry (Harvest House Publishers). Writing this book really challenged me because worry has been a natural default for me for so long. But the more I looked at the words of Jesus concerning worry, I realized, this is not His plan for me or any of us. He wants us to let go of worry and give it to Him.
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati found that 85% of all worries never even happen. Yet, every day we find hundreds of opportunities to worry about something. We worry about work, family, health and more. Time and again we take normal situations of life and turn them in to worry moments.We have become so accustomed to worry that we rarely consider why it has such power in our lives. We have resigned ourselves to the fact that there is so little we can do about most things. Worry at least feels like we are doing something. Yet all we are doing is making ourselves miserable.
So in this book I explore:
1) The spiritual roots of worry
2) What to do when anxious thoughts arise
3) How to have peace about health, job, money, and relationships
4) Practical ways to cultivate a truly worry-free life
5) The biblical secret to lasting contentment
I trust it will help you as much as it did me. Peace!