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The Bieber Blog

Certainly by now you have heard the news about Justin Bieber's arrest for DUI and drag racing.  

When I first heard, I do what I always do with that category of news:  I ignored it.  I try very hard to keep pop culture out of our home, as it is, in my opinion, one of the most dangerous enemies of the family.  And I'll give you  a short list of reasons why. 

It misrepresents reality, creating discontentment with normal life.  

It paints a false picture of happiness.  

It is usually lewd, rude, and crude. 

It applauds the poorest role models on the planet.  

I had to address this particular incident, though, because Bieber's issues are deeper than a DUI--his first crime, I reminded my kids, was his underage drinking at 19 years old.

Chances are, though, that his success will continue, as that is just the way our culture is.  Rebellion is rewarded, even celebrated.   
We are on our fourth snow day today here in Virginia. Long days at home--cooking, playing games, watching (old) movies. "Home is real life to me.   I love just being together, talking, baking, watching movies, even cleaning," Mary and Emma, 16 and 15, expressed to me separately after being snow bound all week.  It made my heart soar to hear it, as not all teenage girls are so fond of their families.

Their comments reminded me--who cares about the latest antics of the rich and famous?  We have our own list around here--The Real Life List:  faith, fun, hard work, respect, common courtesy, love.   

It's the list that lasts. It's the list that matters. 

The Sims kids-- living real life.

8 Comments to The Bieber Blog:

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Sandy Perry on Friday, January 24, 2014 12:50 PM
Amen! I wish we would celebrate people who deserve attention for the right reasons and not a badly behaved boy. The sad part is that no one is really interested in his well-being. They just want a front row seat to his implosion.
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margie on Monday, February 03, 2014 11:06 AM
Well said, Sandy. Don't know why, but it's true.

Debbie on Saturday, January 25, 2014 6:54 AM
Applause Margie! We all know his woes will blow over and he will stay on top - Bless you for noting the reality of your precious life! Love you, Baby Sis!
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margie on Monday, February 03, 2014 11:09 AM
Thank you, Dee Dee. And thanks for reading my blog faithfully!

Ron Berry on Sunday, January 26, 2014 10:20 AM
Amen! And the extremely sad part of the story is the fact that his father was with him. Parents matter!
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margie on Monday, February 03, 2014 11:07 AM
Hadn't heard this piece of the story, Ron. Yes, parents do matter.

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