By Stephanie D.H. Evans
2 Corinthians 4: 16-18 (HCSB) 16 Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. 17 For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. 18 So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
I am grateful that the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” is generating conversations about various topics that up until now were rarely discussed. The series depicts struggles that are often too familiar for our youth: toxic relationships, underage drinking and illegal drug use, sexual assault, bullying, broken homes, and suicide. The series depicts real struggles that our youth face; unfortunately, “13 Reasons Why” missed the mark. It missed the mark because instead of advocating for a solution it sensationalized the problem. It missed the mark because instead of raising awareness as to how individuals can access mental healthcare services, it propitiated the lie that those trained to help are incapable of helping thus increasing further doubt in someone who may have been considering reaching out for help. [Read more…]