Brett.Ullman

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5 Questions to Ask Before you Post

Awesome post for anyone on social media.

We have been given covered space from which to throw grenades, without requiring us to take responsibility for the weight of our words.

1. Am I seeking approval?

2. Am I boasting?

3. Am I discontent?

4. Is this a moment to protect?

5. Is it kind?

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Dear Well-Meaning (But Ignorant) Parents: This Is What Your Teens Are Really Doing on the Internet

Love to hear from teenagers and others if they thing this article is true. Really interesting thoughts here.

I know, I know. Your child would never do that! Let me tell you something:You. Don’t. Know. That. You know those tiny feelings you get every day but you cope nicely because you’re an adult? Feelings like insecurity, boredom, even the loneliness of being at home when your friends are all going out – well these feelings are massive to teenagers. A combination of hormones and inexperience create a veritable powder keg of unpredictable behavior. Insecurity might lead to seeking acceptance from strangers by posting a selfie and waiting for people to reblog, like, or comment on it. Boredom might lead to extended conversations online with someone they’ve never met about deeply personal matters. Loneliness can lead to online sex. No, really. It can.

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Fifty Shades Today. A Plea to Christian Parents & Youth Workers

Amazing blog from Walt Mueller on “Fifty Shade of Grey” Please take a few minutes to walk through it. I posted a short except below. Please click the link for the entire blog.

Yes, pornography! And if you are considering indulging in Fifty Shades of Grey, please take a minute to consider these definitions of pornography that I’ve found to be particularly helpful. . .

  •  From my friends at HarvestUSA: “Pornography is anything that the heart uses to find sexual expression outside of God’s intended design for relational intimacy. It is anything that tempts or corrupts the human heart into desiring sexual pleasure in sinful ways.”
  • From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “Pornography consists in removing real or simulated sexual acts from the intimacy of the partners, in order to display them deliberately to third parties. It offends against chastity because it perverts the conjugal act, the intimate giving of spouses to each other. It does grave injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, the public), since each one becomes an object of base pleasure and illicit profit for others. It immerses all who are involved in the illusion of a fantasy world. It is a grave offense. Civil authorities should prevent the production and distribution of pornographic materials.” 

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The Grammys Just Proved That One Man Was Behind All the Biggest Pop Music in 2014

Such an amazing article on the person behind so much of today’s pop music – Max Martin.

Martin has been one of the most secretive but influential contributors to pop music in the past two decades. One glance down the long list of hits he produced and co-wrote last year shows just how important he was in crafting 2014’s pop — and why his genius is leading our popular music towards a homogenized sound. Here are a few of his year-defining hits:

“Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
“Break Free” by Ariana Grande featuring Zedd
“Dark Horse” by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
“Problem” by Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
“Shake It Off ” by Taylor Swift
“Blank Space” by Taylor Swift

Well worth the read. Click here for the article.