Category Archives: Jonathan’s Rant

Refreshingly brutal advice to young guys

Back then it was difficult to measure up at school. You had to wear the right clothes, say the right things and blend in. I wore high socks with yellow and blue stripes at the top, an O.P. shirt and my Member’s Only jacket when it was brisk. I couldn’t afford Vuarnet’s, but I had some knockoff Ray-Bans. (Risky Business came out in August 1983… Ray-Bans were the rage!) Continue Reading

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Gunning Your Kids Down

How would you respond if you were walking through the grocery store and someone pulled your kids aside and told them, “F*ck with me and I’ll call up an Uzi and make that thing go grrra-ta-ta-ta …” Continue Reading

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I regret not saying anything

When victims of bullying experience three additional risk factors, like fighting at school, being threatened or injured at school, and/or skipping school out of fear for their safety, they were far more likely to bring a weapon to school. Continue Reading

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The math behind 300 one night stands

Anyone else find it a little surprising in today’s climate that multiple songs like this in the top of the charts are admitting to treating women like this? Continue Reading

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STDs at an all time high… again

The timing is uncanny. Last Tuesday the CDC announced “the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported,” literally 9 days after the Washington Post featured a story reprinted by newspapers globally about how teenagers weren’t drinking or driving or having sex, rather, they were… and I quote… “sticking to G-rated activities such as rock climbing or talking about books.” Continue Reading

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Does Sexy Music Really Affect Me?

In 2015 researchers from the University of Central Florida tackled a project examining the relationship between sexual content in music lyrics and music videos, and the sexual behaviors of young people. They discovered: “Exposure to music containing sexual content is associated with engagement in risky sexual behaviors.” Continue Reading

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Teen Summer Bucket List Goes Viral

Go to a party Have sex Give two blow jobs 8 hoe pics for Instagram Hook up with Jacob again Get a boob hickey… These are just some of the items on a young person’s “bucket list” gone viral on … Continue Reading

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Where kids actually adopt their values

We can buy every porn filter, phone monitoring software, router based filtering systems… or even ban our kids from all entertainment media! But if they have friends, play sports, or go to school (yes, even Christian schools)… they will be exposed to enticing imagery and ideas. All the parental controls in the world aren’t substitutes for conversations about truth. Continue Reading

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Mixed Feelings about Rowling’s Newest

The message was clear. You either are cool with witchcraft, or you’re Westboro Baptist.

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Ariana Grande upset about being objectified

I’m not in any way endorsing making objectifying comments to women. It’s never tolerable. I’m just arguing that this young man might have poor role models filling his ears most nights, singers whose smooth lyrics offer this kind of wisdom:

Feeling like I wanna rock with your body
And we don’t gotta think ’bout nothin’ Continue Reading

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