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Celebrity Rehab

November 26, 2008

I don’t know if you have seen this show or not, but I have watched a few of them. It might be just a guilty pleasure, but there is something about this “reality” show that is different for me. There is a realness when it comes to someone detoxing from drugs.  The body does some funky things when you stop giving it some of those drugs. This season has the likes of: Steven Adler (drummer of Guns n Roses), Jeff Conway (actor), Tawny Kitaen (former model), Amber Smith (a model), Sean Stewart (Rod’s son), Gary Busci (actor), Rodney King (LA riots), and a girl from American Idol. I have to admit that I am impressed with Steven Adler and Rodney King, they have been through some crazy stuff but both seem to have good hearts.

While I was watching the show the past couple of weeks I could not help but to notice the common theme in all the patients lives. They all have parent issues. This does not come as a surprise to me, and I am sure that you aren’t surprised either. It solidifies the importance of family to me.

I have always been a big believer that the role of the father is soooooo important in the family sturcture. Not only is the father extremely imporant to be around, but they must be involved in the lives of their children. Naturally we gain much of our identity through how we believe how our fathers view us. This gives fathers a great responsibility.


I know of a Father who desires to give me my identity. I know of a Father who loves more than we will ever know. I know of a Father who looks at his kids and beams with pride.

What a task. Being a Father.

If nothing else, the show just builds the arguement for the importance of the parents in their childrens lives. My heart goes out to those people who were handed down a legacy that is missing any good. Dads – you have quite the responsibility. Take it seriously. I would hate to see your kid on Celeb. Rehab talking about YOU! ( i don’t really know any celebs though)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 26, 2008 6:23 pm

    Yeah its scary how much weight and effect fathers have. It scares me in reference to how I am going to mess up my kids. On the good side though as long as you point our kids to Christ, our short comings as fathers will only amplify his perfection (at least that is the hope).

  2. November 26, 2008 11:46 pm

    Most psychiatrists will tell you that nearly all of your issues come from your parents. That’s not to say they were intentionally created, or that one could even be aware that certain things could create an issue, but alas, life is full of surprises.

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