Sunday, July 29, 2007

Coming attractions: Is Rusty Lopez anti-male, anti-fathers or anti-family?

I know, I know, I promised you two weeks ago that I will be publishing here an article on why persistent suitors become passive husbands. Well, you see, I have been busy designing two websites on teaching English through the Internet (it's called cybermissions) and I haven't found the time to sit down and write the article. But I am doing the research for the article. I used to think that there was only one reason why persistent suitors become passive husbands but I am finding out there are actually two or three reasons why (based on my readings of James Dobson, John Eldredge, Bill Hybels and Chip Ingram). Hope you will be patient as I try to find the time to write this article, okay, okay?

One other article I will be writing about is tentatively titled "Is Rusty Lopez anti-family or anti-male?" I am sure a lot of you have seen the billboards of the Rusty Lopez company showing only a mother, her son and daughter, with the words “Family matters.” Where is the father in this advertising poster? I don't know if it was by deliberate design (this is redundant, right?) by Rusty Lopez and the ad agency which created it, an honest mistake, or a reflection of the realities of the Filipino family today, but such an advertising sends the wrong message that Rusty Lopez is anti-male, anti-fathers, or anti-family in the Philippine and Biblical context.

I don't really care about Rusty Lopez; my shoes are Marikina-made and Mr. Quickie-repaired (over and over again!). But I do care about the right view of the Filipino family. Hey, more on this later, okay, okay?

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