Sarah Dubbeldam, ceo of Darling a digital media company in the USA, says “media is one of the most formative aspects of culture on hearts and minds today, and especially for women” and I’m sure you’d agree. So what is media doing to our culture? You don’t have to look far to see its impact, again in the USA, the department for health surveyed 600,000 people aged 18-25 and of the women who answered 80 per cent dislike their bodies. And why is that? It’s because of what they’re being fed.
“Media is on of the most formative aspects of culture on hearts and minds today.”Sarah Dubbeldam
Pick up a magazine, go online, get on social media and what you’ll see is content that pushes a message of perfection and more. Deep down we know, perfection is never obtainable. But young people are becoming more and more depressed and anxious (of those surveyed there was a 50 per cent increase in depression and a 71 per cent increase in anxiety), it’s a pandemic in itself.
So really there has never been a better time to launch a magazine with an alternative breath giving, soul lifting, spirit filling message. And that is why truth is here because it’s needed, but not only that we want to help to change the narrative, clear the air, breathe new life into tired and worn out souls and see these young women who once were anxious and depressed and hating their bodies find freedom and know their true worth, which is priceless.
Because when we know exactly who God made us to be there ain’t nothing that can stop us. And isn’t that the point of it all. To walk in the purpose God intended? Yes, of course we know that, but let’s start really living it.
And beyond all of that I dream of a day when you pick up a newspaper or magazine or get on social media and what you see is an expression of God’s Kingdom Come right here on earth! Woo hoo!
By Jane Kirby, editor of truth magazine