It’s Thanksgiving in Canada, and I’m getting ready for two turkey dinners! One at my aunt’s, and then a small one at my daughter’s in Ottawa with her boyfriend and her best friend. Just the four of us–three university students who crave a good meal, and me!
In honour of Thanksgiving, let me share this one video that is my favourite of all time (#70skids)
In all seriousness, though, as my girls get older and move on with their lives, I am deeply thankful to God that they both have faith, and that they both have sought out friends who also have faith. And with the chaos in the world today, I am so grateful and thankful for my country as well.
I’ll Be in Colorado This Week!
I’m coming to Colorado Springs this week to film some things for Focus on the Family, and if you’re in Colorado, I’d love to meet you! Here’s how:
Wednesday, 9:15 a.m., Bethany Lutheran Church near Denver (4500 E Hampden Ave, Cherry Hills Village)
I’ll be at their MOPS meting giving my signature Girl Talk! Come on by if you’re in the area. Join the Facebook Event here!
Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Meet-up at In the Moo Self-Service Frozen Yogurt, Colorado 105, Monument.
If you’re in the Colorado Springs/Monument area, I’ll be dropping by In The Moo for some frozen yogurt. Come on by! I’d love to meet you–and have you meet other women who read To Love, Honor and Vacuum!
And Now, for something more serious….
So I’m sure you’ve all heard about those celebrity nude photo hacks. Really sad. Actress Jennifer Lawrence said,
I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.
That made me really sad. It assumes that everyone will look at porn. It ignores the effects of porn. And as I’ve said before, you can’t defeat porn by becoming porn. The problem isn’t porn itself; it’s what porn does to you, and how it messes up your arousal process and your idea of intimacy.
Another thing for all of you women who have ever thought, “if only I were prettier he wouldn’t be tempted to look at porn”. We’re talking about Jennifer Lawrence! So once again, proof that porn use is not about you; it’s about a compulsion, and it needs to stop.
Can You Help Covenant Eyes in their Fight Against Porn (and get paid for it!)?
Covenant Eyes is a great resource that helps with internet accountability. You can install it on all your devices, and then it sends an email to a person of your choice if someone tries to access a site that isn’t good.
Thy want to improve their service, and so they’re seeking feedback from married women with children. Here are three ways you can participate:
- Incentive: Special e-book bundle from Covenant Eyes
- Plus, a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card in a raffle!
- Must be completed by October 24
Test a part of the Covenant Eyes website. This interview should take 15 to 30 minutes.
- Incentive: a $15 Amazon gift card for completing the interview
- Plus, free Covenant Eyes software for your family for three months while you participate in the Market Research
- Must let Covenant Eyes know by October 15th to participate. Email Leigh Seger if you’d like to.
Single question e-mails. Simply respond by e-mail to the question-of the-day for a week. Covenant Eyes will e-mail you the questions.
- Incentive: a $25 Amazon gift card
- Takes place from October 20 – 24
Interviews are conducted by the Covenant Eyes User Experience department to:
- Find out how people use Covenant Eyes software/website.
- Find problems that users have with the software/website.
- Give out gift cards from Amazon to thank people for offering their opinions and time (Now that’s fun!).
If you would like to participate in any of these offers, please e-mail Leigh Seger and she will provide you with additional details to participate.
If porn is a struggle in your marriage, don’t forget to follow my “Dealing with Porn in Your Marriage” Pinterest board!