Although it may be unpopular to admit, I am a fan of quite a few reality television shows. While for the most part, I watch them for the sheer entertainment of it all during the lull in television programming during the summer, there are a few times when I feel like I take an important lesson away from certain episodes.
That was the case last night as I sat down to watch the season finale of the “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” starring the lead singer of Kiss, his longtime girlfriend and their two children. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Gene Simmons, he is a man who has on many occasions mentioned his disdain for marriage. However, in the season finale, he decides to propose to Shannon Tweed, the mother of his two children. The thing that struck me about his decision to marry was that the episode clearly shows his development from a selfish rock star to a man who realizes that he has to put others in his life first.
I think that is such an important lesson. I know from my own marriage that selflessness is crucial. It’s so easy in life to put yourself first and not think about the feelings of others, or how your actions will impact the important people in your life.
If you have watched anything on television lately that startled you in how it made you think about your own life and faith, please share!