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Great Music Video: NF: How Could You Leave Us

Powerful music video. Check it out.

 

“How Could You Leave Us” Lyrics

How could you leave us so unexpected?
We waited, we waited.
For you but you just left us
We needed you, I needed you

Yo, I don’t know what it’s like to be addicted to pills
But I do know what it’s like to be a witness it kills
Mama told me she love me, I’m thinking this isn’t real
I think of you when I get a whiff of that cigarette smell, yeah
Welcome to the bottom of hell
They say pain is a prison, let me out of my cell
You say you proud of me, but you don’t know me that well
Sit in my room, tears running down my face and I yell
Into my pillowcases, you say you coming to get us
Then call a minute later just to tell us you not, I’m humiliated
I’m in a room with a parent that I don’t barely know
Some lady in the corner watching us, while she taking notes
I don’t get it mom, don’t you want to watch your babies grow?
I guess pills are more important, all you have to say is no
But you won’t do it will you? You gon’ keep popping ’til them pills kill you
I know you gone but I can still feel you

Why would you leave us? Why would you leave us here?
How could you leave us here?
How could you leave us? Why would you leave us?
Oh, Hey

I got this picture in my room and it kills me
But I don’t need a picture of my mom, I need the real thing
Now a relationship is something we will never have
Why do I feel like I lost something that I never had?
You shoulda been there when I graduated
Told me you love me and congratulations
Instead you left us at the window waiting
Where you at mom? We’re too young to understand where you at huh?
Yeah, I know those drugs got you held captive
I can see it in your eyes, they got your mind captured
Some say it’s fun to get the high but I am not laughing
What you don’t realise and what you not grasping
That I was nothing but a kid who couldn’t understand
I ain’t gon’ say that I forgive you cause it hasn’t happened
I thought that maybe I feel better as time passes
If you really cared for me, then where you at then?

Why would you leave us? Why would you leave us?
How could you leave us here?
How could you leave us? Why would you leave us?
Oh, hey

Our last conversation, you and I sat in the living room
Talking ’bout my music and I brought you some to listen to
You started crying, telling me this isn’t you
Couple weeks later, guess you were singing a different tune
You took them pills for the last time, didn’t you?
They took you from us once, guess they came back to finish you
Crying my eyes out in the studio is difficult
Music is the only place that I can go to speak to you
Took me everything inside of me to not scream at your funeral
Sitting in my chair, that person talking was pitiful
I wish you were here mama but every time I picture you
All I feel is pain, I hate the way I remember you
They found you on the floor, I could tell you felt hollow
Gave everything you had plus your life to them pill bottles
You gave everything you had plus your life to them pill bottles
Don’t know if you hear me or not, but if you still watching why?

Why would you leave us? Why would you leave us?
How could you leave us here?
How could you leave us? Why would you leave us?
Oh, hey

[Sobbing] Sometimes I think about like, sometimes I think about things like, you know, when I have kids, you won’t be there, you know? You won’t be there for any of that, I’ll never get to see you again, sometimes I wish I would have just called you, I wish I would have just picked up the phone, wish you were here, I mean you should of been there for us, you should have been here, those pills got you, right? Them pills got you, right? I wish you were here

Growing Up in Pornland: Girls Have Had It with Porn Conditioned Boys

Such a hard article to read. What a tough time to grow up today especially being a young women. So much information available and yet so little education and parenting on the topic of creating (for us as Christians) a Biblical Worldview of healthy sexuality.

Love to hear from young women if this is the experience they are having. Love to hear from anybody on what we can do and are doing to combat this?

Pornography is moulding and conditioning the sexual behaviours and attitudes of boys, and girls are being left without the resources to deal with these porn-saturated boys.

My own engagement with young women over the last few years in schools around Australia, confirms that we are conducting a pornographic experiment on young people – an assault on their healthy sexual development.

As the Plan Australia/Our Watch report found, girls are tired of being pressured for images they don’t want to send, but they seem resigned to how normal the practice has become. Boys use the images as a form of currency, to swap and share and to use to humiliate girls publicly.

A 2012 review of research on “The Impact of Internet Pornography on Adolescents” found that adolescent consumption of Internet pornography was linked to attitudinal changes, including acceptance of male dominance and female submission as the primary sexual paradigm, with women viewed as “sexual playthings eager to fulfil male sexual desires.” The authors found that “adolescents who are intentionally exposed to violent sexually explicit material were six times more likely to be sexually aggressive than those who were not exposed.”

Click here for the entire article. (Note ** some sexualized language)

THE PERCENTAGE OF 12-YEAR-OLDS WHO ADMIT BEING ADDICTED TO PORN WILL SHOCK YOU…

Wow. A topic we must be addressing in our homes.

recent study conducted by the NSPCC ChildLine found that a tenth of 12 to 13-year-olds fear they may be addicted to pornography. That’s right, a whopping 10% of kids who just started 7th grade are saying they are already watching porn to the point where they are concerned and don’t feel like they can stop.

Click here for the entire article.

From the top of my blog you can click on Sex & Porn and find great resources for this problem. I also have an entire talk on this I can speak to your parents and students.

Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong | Johann Hari | TED Talks

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.

If you need me I will come and sit with you.

The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, the opposite of addiction is connection!

Social recovery. Such an interesting thought.

Ted Bundy’s Last Interview

3:29 onward is a very scary statement on culture.

We are your sons and husbands. We grew up in regular families. Pornography can reach in and snatch a kid out of any house today. It snatched me out of my home 20 or 30 years ago. As diligent as my parents were, and they were diligent in protecting their children, and as good a Christian home as we had, there is no protection against the kinds of influences that are loose in a society that tolerates …

How To Rewire Your Brain And Body From Addiction

Short simple blog.

The 6 daily tools of my recovery are:

  1. I need to spend every day connecting with a community and share what’s going on in my life.
  2. I need to tell those close to me how I’m feeling so they get to know me and see my struggles.
  3. I need to be vulnerable.
  4. I need to spend quiet time connecting with God through prayer and the bible.
  5. I need to learn to turn my troubles over to God and have faith that he is guiding my path.
  6. I need to ask for help.

Click here or the screenshot below for this article.

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I am Second: Ryan Ries

All Ryan could remember was waking up the next morning to his friends saying, “Dude, we thought you were dead last night.” The drugs, the parties, the girls and sleepless nights followed Ryan from high school into his skateboarding career. But from that one night his life began to change.

He started a search for God.  Was going to church going to be enough? What about his secret addiction? Would it mean giving up his old lifestyle?

Click here or the screenshot below for their website.

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