From The Source for Youth Ministry website:

Wanna know what’s tougher than having “the talk” with your mom and dad? How about having “the talk” in front of millions of television viewers!

That’s exactly what MTV will do on their new show Sex…With Mom and Dad.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Talk
It’s a known fact that most parents are apprehensive when it comes to having “the talk” about sex with their children. It’s often an awkward moment on both sides of the generational gap, and for lots of reasons. Kids might be worried that their parents don’t really understand their highly sexual world, and parents may be worried that their kids know more than them! The end result is, too often, these fears prevent the conversation from ever taking place.

MTV hopes to change that.

At 7:00 p.m. EST on Monday, September 29th, MTV will launch their brand new show called Sex…With Mom and Dad.Each half-hour episode will feature a family that’s working through the tough issues of dating, sex, and relationships with renowned addiction and sex therapist Dr. Drew Pinsky. (After a quick commercial, you can view the show’s trailer here.)

The 3-Part Prescription
Each episode is broken down into three segments. First, Dr. Drew will meet the family in a neutral setting so he can get a feel for the problem, and the personalities involved in it. Subjects ranging from safe sex practices to homosexuality to “manwhores” and much more will be fair game.  

The second segment of each show will center on sex-related activities that the parent(s) and the child must do together. A boy might have to drive his mom around town on “The Bonk Tour” showing her all the places he’s had sex, or a young girl might have to go condom shopping with her dad. One teenager whose mom is worried he doesn’t choose “quality women” will be sent on “A Real ‘Blind’ Date” where he will spend time with several girls, while blindfolded, forcing him to pick the girl before he sees her.

Finally, the family reconvenes with Dr. Drew to discuss the success or failure of the assignments and whether or not the family has agreed upon a solution for the problem. The hope is that barriers between parents and children will be broken down, thus improving the relationship and paving the way for future conversations on the touchy subject.  

MTV believes “that if families can talk about sex, they can talk about anything.” Their website promises a show that is “shockingly frank, upbeat, and funny.” MTV’s not taking any chances on the “shockingly frank” part, so they’re giving the show a strong dose of Dr. Drew.

Read the entire article here.

Just another sign ‘o’ the times. If you ever think that anything good can come from MTV, just visit their website and you will find out that … nothing good comes from MTV. These types of shows do nothing but fuel the hormones of pre pubescent tweens. I say that because every year, sexual promiscuity starts out at a younger age for the majority of our culture.

Parents have quit being parents and allowed the culture and MTV to guide their children into the next stage of life. Congratulations, you’ve raised a deviant! Where is the church in all of this? For the most part, they’re standing in the corner shouting “It’s not my job to raise your kid!” While that statement may be true, the church does little to help guide parents on how to raise their children. It takes a village to raise a child. When do we as “the body” step up to the plate? Doesn’t it first start at home? What is “the body” doing to prepare the home, for jobs such as raising children?

Just something to think about.


About Chuck Mullis

I am the husband of Valerie and the father of Russell & Hannah. I am a self-employed contractor living in rural North Carolina as well as an ordained Southern Baptist Minister serving Living Water Baptist Church.

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