So we were visiting a friend.
We were casually talking about various things and the conversation turned towards today's youth and all of the immoral opportunities that abound for them. The three of us all come from a similar time, being that we are all in our early to late 30's, we each were expressing what was readily available to us when we were in our teens.
We all also had similar backgrounds, all of our homes had a strong biblical influence. Allowing for vague personal experience it became obvious that I was more sexualized as a young teen than the males present and it was presented in a question form as to why that was so. No one rudely looked at me and said, "MJ why in the world were you like that?" No, it was more of a, "Hmmm, I wonder why . . . with so many similarities, what would be the factor to that outcome? Was it a matter of society influence..."
This is the moment of truth. This is the exact moment that each of us have found ourselves in. Perhaps not the specifics as I have outlined here, but each of us have ended up in a conversation that we either shamefully admit to not wanting to discuss the topic further. Which we know would add weight to the obvious answer. Or we skillfully turn the subject elsewhere, still abiding by the unspoken law to never speak of it. OR....