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Carved from a Bar of Ivory Soap…

February 1, 2008

jonasbros.jpg Newsweek claims the Jonas Brothers are so pure they could be carved from a bar of ivory soap. All three of them have made committments to wait for sexual activity until they are married. They are setting the bar high and that is just what we need. Amanda Riddle, one of the brightest-mature teens I’ve ever known, has a poster of the brown eyed brothers in her bedroom. In her eyes, they are the hottest teen band on the planet and the phenomenon is growing. It’s pretty evident the role their parents play in their life. They thought of the purity ring thing and they figured their parents were smart. Now they wear them everywhere they tour. They give credit to their parents for their choices.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Natasha permalink
    February 22, 2008 5:16 pm

    You are soooo right! I love the Jonas Brothers, they are great role models, and are awesome because of their purity rings. I’m glad to see that the world finally has a squeaky clean, sweet, caring, DOWN TO EARTH band!

  2. Margaret permalink
    March 12, 2008 3:46 pm

    Looking forward to seeing you in April!

  3. Chris permalink
    April 6, 2008 3:35 am

    The Jonas brothers are really great role models. Before they took off as a band, they lived here in New Jersey where their father served as a pastor in the area. It is awesome to see how the Lord has blessed their family and how they are sticking to their convictions.

  4. April 7, 2008 7:50 pm

    No matter how good these kids are, it’s always dangerous for kids and teens to look at celebrities as role models. The world they live in is not at all like the “real world.” If you recall, Britney Spears also made a similar commitment early in her career. She became a role model for girls across America, and we see how that turned out.

  5. April 7, 2008 9:13 pm

    Thank you for the comments. Laura, you are right that it is dangerous for kids and teens to look at celebrities as role models, but I have to disagree with the words “always dangerous.” I can recall many celebrities I looked up to as a teen, including the group, “Hanson” who were definitely celebrities but not dangerous in my eyes. HOWEVER, I truly do see your point and kids and teens can tend to idolize those they look up to. I do recall Britney’s commitments. My friend went to church with her when they were young.

    All in all, we could sum up that fame can destroy a person’s life. I think at the beginning they do have strong commitments but so many things trump those commmitments. I believe it’s the parents job to teach their kids what reality is and to help them understand why celebrities fall and why the child should consider following someone else.

    I have been guilty of judging celebrities, but I am done with that. I don’t know their situation and I’ve learned to pray for them rather than point the finger.


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