Beth Hankoff
1 min readMar 24

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So interesting that you wrote about this show. I'm not sure when it came out, but I remember watching it as an adult for some reason (possibly reruns in the middle of the night when my kids were babies). I am a Christian, and I was constantly spotting HUGE problems with their depiction of a pastor and a Christian family. One I remember very clearly was when some of the family members were taking a walk. One teen child brought up the topic of "How do you know when you're ready to have sex?" If you're Christian, that is not even the right question. If your parents have taught you anything, you know that. I was expecting some corrective council from Dad - "sex is for marriage, son" - but instead he gave a wishy-washy speech about how "you'll know when the time is right." An average American dad saying that is very believable, but a pastor? I don't think so. So may believers think of 7th Heaven as the "one show with morals" and that it is so sad there is nothing like it anymore. I say good riddance!

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Beth Hankoff

Neurodivergent educator, changemaker, advocate, mother, and follower of Jesus. I write about my life, parenting, education, autism, and mental health.