Be Careful Little Eyes What You See

A Real Concern

Parents are concerned with what their children see and hear as they grow, especially from the world at large. This concern largely focuses upon media such as movies and television, although other concerns loom large with the Information Age such as the internet. These mediums are merely conduits for different forms of information, and without certain filters can present very adult ideas to young minds.

Preventative Medicine

A New “Push”

In recent years, there has been a push among medical professionals upon the idea of “preventative medicine.” In some ways, this idea has been around for some time, such as with the old example of: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The current idea focuses upon periodic checkups and good health habits as to avoid greater medical problems in the future.

Peer Pressure

A Common Practice

With children and teenagers, it is common to talk about peer pressure. This is usually brought up in connection with making wise choices, such as in a class on alcohol and illegal drugs. The idea is to be able to influence of those who are around us, acknowledging the truth that young people are susceptible to the opinions of their peers and the world at large. However, this principle does not apply solely to young people. The problem of peer pressure is as old as the world.

Preparing for War

A Time for War

War is not something commonly sought out or looked forward to with positive excitement. However, there are times when war is brought upon a people or the call to fight is necessary. It is in these times that a nation prepares to fight, by putting in place the necessary provisions and training that the future soldiers will need. It would be foolish (and devastating) for a nation to enter a conflict unprepared to fight, as would it be for every individual soldier.

Focusing on the Wrong Time

Exciting Topics

In terms of religious discussion, there are fewer more tantalizing subjects than that of eschatology. This realm of study focuses upon the End Times (Second Coming, Judgment Day, etc.). The reason such study has a unique degree of excitement is that it deals with events that are still yet to come, as opposed to events which have transpired hundreds of years past. In truth, these studies should also be greatly sobering, as they usher in the final outcome for all of mankind; an outcome beyond horror for countless many.