The Plugged In Show, Episode 66: How Can Something That Feels So Right Be So Wrong?

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It’s an age old question that’s popped up in pop culture practically since pop culture was a thing: If it feels right, how can it be wrong?

Google that question, and you’ll find a bunch of songs that riff on this idea, one way or another. But it’s bigger than music. Indeed, it’s bigger than the subject of sexual morality, too—the place we often think about the way this seductive idea creeps into our worldview and our decision-making. We often encounter entertainment that makes an emotional, even seductive plea that tempts us to jettison what we know and believe to be true because it runs counter to our feelings.

How do we learn to recognize those moments? How do we help our children grow in this area of wisdom and discernment, teaching them to recognize the ways that feel-good entertainment might actually be undermining the integrity of our decisions and beliefs?

We’ll be unpacking these questions on The Plugged In Show podcast this week. So we’d like to invite you to take a listen, as well as engaging with the links and content below related to this week’s show.

  • Questions to ask your children to help them discern feel good messages from truth:
    • “What do you think would happen if someone actually did that in real life?”
    • “What do you think would happen to these characters after the credits roll—how do you think their decisions might have affected them?”
    • “What do you think Scripture says about some of the emotionally based decisions the characters made?”
Adam R. Holz

After serving as an associate editor at NavPress’ Discipleship Journal and consulting editor for Current Thoughts and Trends, Adam now oversees the editing and publishing of Plugged In’s reviews as the site’s director. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children. In their free time, the Holzes enjoy playing games, a variety of musical instruments, swimming and … watching movies.

One Response

  1. -This whole equality act which doesn’t differentiate between being born a man or a woman seems like a lot of hooey to me. I don’t care if someone doesn’t identify as one gender or another or wants to have a surgery to change themselves permanently. They are what they were born as, man or woman period. All this gender stuff is just a load of you know what and frankly goes against what the bible teaches. The world will be an even more confusing place than it already is if this whole gender equality act passes.

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