Stating the Obvious


by Noel Bouché

I’m having one of those days.  You know, one of those days when, for whatever reason, your tolerance for pretense, apathy, insincerity, superficiality, ignorance, and indifference is particularly low.  One of those days when you just want to, well, call a pole a pole.

So here goes.

Porn is evil.  It is prostitution, it is sex trafficking, and it exploits, it demeans, it corrodes, it poisons, and it is everywhere.  Including in your home.  Do something about it.

Sex is sacred.  God created it, blessed it, and speaks about it with a holy frankness and candor throughout Scripture.  You should too, and so should your pastor.

Marriage is beautiful.  Honor it, celebrate it, protect it, enjoy it, and fight for it.  Today.  The opportunity to do so will be there if you look for it.

Children and teens are being assaulted.  Pimps and traffickers have access to them 24/7. Especially the pimps and traffickers who moonlight as media executives.  Wake up and lead these beautiful young people to Jesus, who gave everything for them.

There.  Just had to unload that.  No footnotes, no citations, no references.  Thanks for listening.  Peace out.

Noel Bouché serves as Vice President of pureHOPE.  If you would like more straight-forward, no-poles-barred talk in 140 characters or less, you can follow him on Twitter @noelbouche.  


Facebook Safety

Facebook is in the news again this week, as it seems it always is for some site change, be it a minor tweak or major overhaul.  That very fact alone should speak volumes to parents about the need to stay engaged with respect to social media and their kids’ interaction with it.  The pace of change and innovation may dizzy and intimidate us, but it is not an excuse to put our heads in the sand.

One response to the constant bombardment of headlines trumpeting the newest site improvement or latest smartphone release is to use them as reminders to review with our families basic tech safety and etiquette. has a nice blog post discussing five dangerous Facebook postings to avoid.  Talk to your kids about this list, and remember to model it yourself.