Brokenness

I’ve always liked the song “Daughters” by John Mayer, but it wasn’t until a few months ago that I really paid attention to the lyrics of the verses. It may have been because the guy I was with at the time laughed and made a comment about how he felt the same way…

I know a girl
She puts the color inside of my world
But she’s just like a maze
Where all of the walls all continually change
And I’ve done all I can
To stand on her steps with my heart in my hands
Now I’m starting to see
Maybe it’s got nothing to do with me

Fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, be good to your daughters too

Wow.

As I get older I am more and more aware of how our families shape us. I also see more and more brokenness in the world. I attended an informational event on human trafficking last week, and when they started discussing some of the issues behind the demand for sex trafficking (a big one being pornography) I got super fired up about the need for strong Godly men who will stand up, open up, and teach the next generation that it’s not ok! I don’t really know what to do with that passion, but I started by buying some books to put in my library. I got one on Amazon for about $.25 that was recommended by someone from the Good Women Project, and the other one I picked up for $1 at Goodwill. Understandably so, there were some strange reactions to my purchases, especially since the second one was written specifically for young men. But it seems to me like a great way to get educated on the issues that a lot of people aren’t talking about. I’m also super excited that several ministries I have been involved with over the years are starting series on relationships this time of year. Because relationships are tricky- whether it’s romantic relationships, family relationships, or friendships- and if there’s anyone who doesn’t struggle, I’d like to meet you and get some advice!

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