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How I appreciate this blog post! We've been doing youth ministry for almost ten years now and it's a message I wish those teenager's would understand. But on another note I felt a similar conviction about what I was reading. Not because of my kids but because of my Hubby. I LOVE TO READ!!! But after listening to a radio segment by a preacher's wife about 7 years ago I felt VERY convicted about reading romance books...secular or christian. We all now most of the secular ones are smut but the Christian one's have issues also. The one thing the PW said was that romance novels are unfair to our husbands. I never thought of that before. They are like porn for women because they give us unrealistic expectations of what romance is. It's easy to fall into measuring our husband's up to these fictional standards. So I decided to stop reading them because I didn't want to put pressure on my hubby to live up to something that's not real. I'd rather keep my mind uncluttered with that worldly standard for romance is so that I can appreciate the romantic things my hubby does rather than comparing then to someone who's not real. It also a standard I didn't want to set for my girls. Thanks for the encouraging post and your honesty: )

MEGAN RESPONDS: Thanks, Suzy! I've heard that before too about romance novels. It's amazing all the things you can learn even after you think you should know everything! :) Thank you for sharing, and I'm glad you enjoyed this post!

Emilee Stanley

Wow Megan. Thanks for sharing what the Lord is teaching you. (And making me laugh too!)

MEGAN RESPONDS: Glad I could make you laugh! Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one laughing. :)

Leigh Ann

Definitely not the only one laughing. Definitely not. And not the only one learning. Thanks for sharing, and teaching the rest of us!


Thanks for sharing Megan. I also want my home and my children's ears to be filled with music that sings of Jesus rather than the world. I appreciate you being willing to share about the change you made in your home. I found out years ago when I was struggling with depression that I desperately needed my mind filled with His truth rather than all the junk I was dealing with in my head at the time. One way was to fill my day with music that pointed me to Him and glorified Him. Even now after that season is over, I need to remember to keep on filling my mind and heart with songs of praise! "He has put a new song in my mouth, praise to God. Many will see it (I pray my children will see)and fear and put their trust in the Lord." Psalm 40:3


Once again we are in the same place. I made the choice not to listen to anything in the car other than Godly music once Ella Beth started talking and repeating everything I said. It hit me then how impressionable our children really are. And, they get enough junk just listening to this mama lose her I don't want their little spirits being any more negatively affected! I've also made this choice with our TV watching. Scott and I don't watch anything "adult" until our kids are sound asleep. (And by "adult" I mean LOST, The Office, the news :)) "Be very careful, then, how you liveā€”not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." Ephesians 5:15-16

Lance Perry

Love Christian's shirt! Glad to see you are raising him with the correct colors around him.


Love it!

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