Simply Sweet Marriage: They were wrong...

March 24, 2009

They were wrong...

Have you ever been really hungry?

So hungry that all you can think about is food?
And you want it fast...
You drive to your nearest fast-food place and you see this:
(If your Vegan, pretend it's a salad)


You are starving as you walk in and wait.
Your mouth starts to water.
You can smell the thick juicy burger...
(or tasty dressing if this is your pretend salad)

Crispy pickles, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onions...

& real melted cheese on a freshly baked bun. Delish!

You can hardly wait!

Finally, its your turn.

Your order arrives as you anticipate your hunger pains demolishing.

You go sit down, unwrap...and find this:

Wilted chopped lettuce, chopped up bits of onion, the thinnest tomatoes you have ever seen in your life, on week old bread!
Where are the pickles?
Is that even cheese?
Where's the beef?
Let me tell you, this is called Food Porn, and it happens all of the time! I have been thinking about this concept for some time. The concept of an image being completely fake, touched up, and enticing! So much that it arouses our hunger for more. Inspiring a person to buy and buy the thing and in the end, it does not fulfill their hunger. In fact, they are completely unsatisfied, disappointed, wanting more, or something better, because what they got was empty.
As a company, we are striving to be real, unlike "Food Porn". We work hard to give our conservative customers the right to view sexuality in marriage as vital and healthy. We were told that our products would never sell if we posted something like this:

They were wrong. The husbands and wives that have ordered from us, have each other in mind, not the "model" in mind. Their stories are tales of modern day romances with values that go beyond the grave. We love to hear of their stories of keeping the flame alive, and working things out when the flame starts to die. We are impressed by their audacity to strive to make marriage a safe haven, a Simply Sweet Marriage! Thank you for strengthening your marriage.
Pornography (noun): por·nog·ra·phy
sexually explicit material--films, magazines, writings, photographs, or other materials that are sexually explicit and intended to cause sexual arousal
Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section 2354:
"Pornography consists in removing real or simulated sexual acts from the intimacy of the partners, in order to display them deliberately to third parties. It offends against chastity because it perverts the conjugal act, the intimate giving of spouses to each other. It does grave injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, the public), since each one becomes an object of base pleasure and illicit profit for others. It immerses all who are involved in the illusion of a fantasy world. It is a grave offense. Civil authorities should prevent the production and distribution of pornographic materials."
President Gordon B. Hinckley, former president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints spoke of pornography, "It is like a raging storm, destroying individuals and families, utterly ruining what was once wholesome and beautiful...suffice it to say that all who are involved become victims. Children are exploited, and their lives are severely damaged. The minds of youth become warped with false concepts. Continued exposure leads to addiction that is almost impossible to break. Men, so very many, find they cannot leave it alone. Their energies and their interests are consumed in their dead-end pursuit of this raw and sleazy fare."
The consumption of the hunger for pornography depletes monogamous relationships (as well as the desire for children) and increases sexual assault. The Internet is the fire that often spreads that debilitative addiction. Active helpful groups....XXX Church, Combating Pornography, GAP, No-Porn