In this message, we are warned against degrading lyrics in songs and the damaging effects they can have on our children.
"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable . . . think about such things." - Philippians 4:8 niv
Awhile back, I overheard some “tweenage” girls say that their favorite song was “Soldier Boy.” I chuckled, thinking it quite nostalgic that a 1962 rock-and-roll hit was being recycled for yet another generation. Later I discovered that I had misunderstood the girls—they actually said that their favorite song was by Soulja Boy. And then I saw some of this rapper’s lyrics, which are too profane to print in this book!
Parents, three things:
- First, listen to the music. Sometimes this isn’t easy—the pounding music often doesn’t sound like music at all, but be assured that after constant exposure, the attitude and mood projected are being firmly planted in your child’s brain.
- Pay close attention to the lyrics. What is their message? Put simply, much of today’s popular music tragically devalues women. Girls listening to such songs become programmed to think of themselves as far less than the treasures they are in Christ.
- Beware if your daughter is dating or hanging out with a boy who listens to such music. How do you think he perceives women? How will this training cause him to treat your daughter?
God’s Word teaches us that how we think, so we are.