I can definitely see how watching Soap Operas on any sort of regular basis could lead one into severe depression not to mention a slew of other personal problems as well. Flipping through channels when we’ve had a T.V., I have never been tempted to watch soaps-the dim lighting of the sets and perpetually gloomy plot lines are enough to keep me away. I don’t think they ever present anything pleasant or wholesome. Unfortunately though while at the doctors office yesterday for a 36 week ultra sound( to check Ellie’s growth), one was playing on a big flat screen in the waiting room. I was stuck and couldn’t escape hearing the perpetually dramatic script. In one especially “memorable” scene, it went something like this:
“I’ve been thinking and I think that we need to just take a break and think about things,” says a sultry, vulgar looking girl in her early twenties.
“I was thinking maybe we could get married and try to raise this baby together,” her boyfriend replies.
“What? Have the baby? We’re way to young and not fit to be parents!”
“Have you thought about this?”
“Yes, I’ve thought a lot about it and I’ve decided it just isn’t the right time. This baby would need a good home with two loving parents and that wouldn’t be us!”
Boyfriend is dejected, wanting the baby yet powerless to convince his unyielding girlfriend. Now,it might just be me but in real life, I think this scenario would likely be played out a little differently, the girl most wanting to keep the baby and the boyfriend disinterested. Perhaps they turned things around in order to further the whole “girl power” image.
I looked around the room at a sea of ladies with big, round bellies just like my own, anticipating the birth of our babies. The giving of life…one of God’s most beautiful designs on this earth. And yet another reality, a depressing one beyond words, plays itself out on the screen and the excitement of pregnancy is just a little jaded by the plans of abortion being discussed between two soap stars.
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