Whose Parents Inspire You? Spears vs. Cameron

I will be honest I have no interest in Britney Spears and her sister Jamie Lynn. Actually, I spend alot of time avoiding hearing about them. That is hard to do when you cannot check out at the cash register without seeing the latest tabloid. (If they are all turned around backwards, I might have been there.) The news is full of Spears mania as if that really qualifies as news. Never do I want to see what they are wearing, I know it is immodest.

The only hope for these young women and their parents is a true saving faith in Jesus Christ. Our Lord would so change their lives that that would be news worthy. I pray that while at the bottom of the pit that they are digging themselves into, they will be given the truth of our Lord’s saving grace.

Thomas Nelson Publishers has actually published Through the Storm by Lynne Spears, mother of Britney and Jamie Lynn. Why a Christian publishing house would choose to publish her book is really beyond me except for the money they will make. Everything with the name Spears sells like hotcakes.

Why Did We Publish Lynne Spears’ Book? Michael Hyatt president of Thomas Nelson tries to explain why they published the book. Here is the summary of the reasons why.

I am confident that you will find Lynne’s story inspiring, as I did. You owe it to yourself to suspend judgment and read it for yourself. I guarantee you this: it is very different than everything you have heard.

I don’t have the time to waste reading this book because honestly, what would be inspiring to a Christian to have her daughters grow up to be like the Spears’ daughters?

In reading about the upcoming movie Fireproof, I found some interesting information about the Camerons.

Kirk Cameron: I’ll only kiss my wife

Cameron will not kiss any woman who is not his wife.

“I have a commitment not to kiss any other woman,” the former child star of “Growing Pains” told Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford Monday on TODAY in New York.

To get around the conflict, the filmmakers employed a bit of movie magic, Cameron explained. They dressed his wife, actress Chelsea Noble, like the movie’s female lead and shot the scene in silhouette.

“So when I’m kissing my wife, we’re actually husband and wife honoring marriage behind the scenes,” Cameron said as Gifford and Kotb melted from the romanticism of the moment.

Kirk Cameron talks about his family and faith as a child star in the same article.

While many of his fellow child stars have gone through addictions and personal crises, Cameron has stayed on the straight and narrow.

“I realize now how challenging it was back then,” he told Vieira. “But when you’re growing up in a fishbowl, and that’s all you know, that’s normal to you. But when you look at a lot of child stars, you see the difficulty that it presented them. I’m thankful for my family, for good friends, and a strong faith in God that helped me navigate through a lot of that stuff.”

Then here is Kirk Cameron’s sister who also was a child star. Candace Cameron has ‘Full House’ of her own.

So how, TODAY’s Natalie Morales wanted to know, did Cameron grow up to be a happily married, stay-at-home mother of three who has never been arrested, served a term in rehab or been the subject of salacious tabloid headlines.

Cameron, the cute kid who is now 31 and prettier than ever, explained that for her, it’s all about family.

“My mom and dad – they were always there. They were always on the set. They focused on our family life,” Cameron explained. “The entertainment business wasn’t the end-all. They weren’t out to get the next big paycheck or the next big movie. It was about ‘What can we do as a family.’ ”

That is the result of really parenting and being involved in your children’s lives. I would rather read a biography about the Camerons, a school teacher and a stay at home mom, than a Spear’s biography any day.


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