Actress Olivia Wilde is featured on the cover of the September issue of Glamour magazine. Inside the glossy is an article in which Wilde talks about what life is like for her “being a working mom.”
An article featuring the vacuous ramblings of the newby mom (“I wasn’t going to sacrifice myself because I was becoming a mother,” she told her interviewer) would be unworthy of comment here were it not for the pictorial that accompanied the article.
Or, more specifically, the photo of Wilde sitting in the booth of some Hollywood diner, glammed up in a Roberto Cavalli dress, Yossi Harari earings and Prada heels, publicly breastfeeding her naked five-month-old son Otis.
That’s the Cloud-Cuckoo Land in which celebrity moms like Wilde live. And while most expectant young women know that it’s make believe – indeed, Wilde admits that she doesn’t “really look like that” when baby Otis is suckling her breast – there almost certainly are some star-struck moms-to-be who think Wilde a maternal role model.
But the actress most certainly is not.
And not just because she dressed herself up in an haute couture dress to breastfeed her newborn (who wee-weed on the garment, she confided). Nor also because she has made a mockery of the beautiful act of breastfeeding by her public exhibitionism.
But, more so, because she dares to celebrate the birth of her child outside of marriage. And because she declares that “there’s no definition of the ‘normal’ family anymore.”
Well in Hollywood there may be no such thing as a normal family anymore. But for those who honor God, Who is the same yesterday, today and forever, there was, is and always will be a “normal” family.
And it beings with holy matrimony.
In the best-selling book “Sacred Marriage,” Christian author Gary Thomas, reminds us of why marriage remains the second-most important institution (after the church) in the Christian life:
Because God created marriage as a faithful partnership between one man and one woman. Because marriage is the firmest foundation for building a family. Because God designed sexual expression to help married couples to build intimacy. And because marriage mirrors God’s covenant relationship with His people.
The institution of marriage is under assault in our culture and in our politics, from Hollywood to Washington. Unwed-by-choice celebrity moms like Olivia Wilde are glorified. While the president of United States declares that all should be “free to marry who you love” (which, of course, means homosexual couples).
The defilement of marriage, of childbirth and of family rates among the devil’s greatest triumphs. Those who have fallen into his snares have sown the wind and will one day reap the whirlwind.